Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 110
I recently flew Sydney to Dubai and Dubai to London.
Member since 14 Jun 2013
Total posts 109
The problem with Emirates WiFi is that it's free, so everybody jumps onto it. I find it's much more usable if you get on at the start of the flight while everybody else is checking out the inflight movies or having their meal, or during the 'late night' or 'early morning' portion of the flight when everybody else is asleep.
Member since 03 Jan 2013
Total posts 24
I used it SYD-BKK and had no problem - using my iPhone for web browsing, iMessage and Messenger. I opted for the free offering - 2 hours and 10mb. It was fine for my needs. Beyond that there's paid options starting for as little as $1. Don't expect high-bandwidth speed.
But it was totally unusable. Not even email worked on a laptop. The most was iMessage and Whatsapp. They may as well not have it.
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Member since 05 May 2017
Total posts 5
I used it regularly SYD/BKK. It comes and goes just don't expect stellar speeds. Perfectly fine for IMs (Whatsapp) and I have even had a Whatsapp call go through, it was passable for a quick chat but choppy and droppy. Outlook works fine just slow. I wouldn't plan to rely on it and web browsing is painful especially on sites that require a tonne of bandwidth.
Posting this from EK418 off the eastern coast of Thailand. Ausbt is pretty snappy on an iPhone!!
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