WASHINGTON - Hopping the pond just got a whole lot more comfortable.
Virgin Atlantic has lifted its ban on using cellphones during flights. Now, passengers aboard Airbus A330 trips between London and New York can use their phones in the air.
The airline plans to expand this service to 20 planes by the end of the year, according to TIME.com.
Travelers will be able to send and receive text messages, as well as make calls and browse the Web, albeit slowly. Only 10 people can make calls at one time, Virgin Atlantic says, due to limited bandwidth.
The Telegraph reports this is part of a more than $160 million upgrade to the Airbus model.
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