TRAVEL has become more enjoyable nowadays thanks to new telecommunication technologies. In the past, air travelers were strictly forbidden from activating their mobile phones. Now, some mobile phone operators and airlines have introduced a new service allowing passengers to make calls on a mobile phone during flights. All airlines and mobile phone operators are predicted to follow suit, bringing us to the new airborne mobile phone communication era.

Another phone service that is popular among travelers is the VoIP service. Thanks to VoIP technology, people can now make calls to family and friends back in their home countries at no charge when traveling overseas. These are among the topics discussed in this supplement edition that combines telecommunication and travel.

The Jakarta Pos, August 19, 2009