Aug 05 2010

Mobile Phone and Internet Access on the High-Seas

Category: TelecomsTeknovis @ 16:49

… or at least on the Irish Sea :)

I read an article in the news today warning travellers about high mobile phone charges when travelling on the Irish sea by ferry. Apparently, these mobile phone charges are not covered by the new EU regulations. The full article is Ferry passengers warned over mobile fees.

It is interesting, because one of the ferry companies, is advertising the fact that they provide free Wi-Fi onboard:

Whilst onboard you can enjoy free WiFi, …

See Ferries to Ireland for more details.

So it appears that travellers may pay above average mobile phone charges, but not pay any Internet charges. Yet, presumably, the access technology is the same in both cases!