There are many applications for smartphones especially the BlackBerry and Palm Pre that help you while you are traveling. Not everyone has a global phone that will roam with you all over the world. So what can you do if you are stuck in a country with a simple prepaid (most likely Nokia phone) without an iPhone and need to know if your flight is on time?Just send a text message with the flight number to AeroStatus, they will deliver the current flight status information right to your mobile phone - instantly and free.(SMS charges will apply)
- You can choose to have automatic alerts about flight status changes sent to you.
- If there is a delay in the departure of the flight, you will receive an update with the new departure time.
- As soon as the flight departs, you will receive a message confirming the time of departure and the estimated time of arrival
- Once the flight arrives, you will receive the final update, confirming the time it landed.
They claim you can stop guessing about delays and avoid searching for internet access to check the flight time. This service can save a lot time if you are a "textual" person.
With AeroStatus, you can get information about any flight, any time, from all over the world, in your preferred language, instantly.
Here's how it works:
Send the flight number including all letters and digits (example: XYZ123)
by text message (SMS) to:
+44 7786 209009 or
+1 212 722-7777
Then you receive a text message back with flight status. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org