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Got Airmail?

Soon you'll be able to stay in touch via e-mail, even when you're in flight.

By Christopher McGinnis

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As airlines look for ways to appeal to business travelerswithout giving away the proverbial store, they're turning topay-as-you-go options like in-flight e-mail and informationservices. In addition to those pricey voice calls from airplaneseat-backs (which run in the $4-per-minute range), Verizon Airfonenow offers JetConnect, a new way to stay in touch with what'shappening on the ground. Here's how it works:

  • Once on board, just plugyour laptop modem cord in to the phone jack on the side of theseat-back Airfone receiver.
  • Swipe your credit card, andlog on as you would at your office or hotel. (Thankfully, nodownloads, plug-ins or setting changes are required.) A JetConnecthome page should appear on your Web browser.

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