NTT DoCoMo Mzone wireless LAN customers will be able to roam to Connexion by Boeing's onboard Internet access service: But their usage won't be included in their regular Mzone subscriptions. The deal means that Mzone customers can be billed for their onboard usage via their regular Mzone bill.
Connexion appears to be aggressively making deals with terrestrial hotspot services perhaps in an attempt to draw users to its service, which is available now on three flights but will be available on additional flights before the end of the year. Connexion at the end of August formed a roaming agreement with iPass. The companies said the deal would become operational in three to six months. Connexion also has an agreement with Infonet, which says that it will beat the iPass deal by going live by the end of the year.