In case you not aware of it, AirAsia begun to offer roKKi in-flight Wi-Fi service at the end of 2014 which allows users to utilize selected chat and e-mail apps while onboard. In order to access the service, users need to obtain an access token which can now be purchased before they board their AirAsia flight.
Before this, the token can be purchased only when users are already on the flight itself either from the cabin crew. Alternatively, it can also be obtained through roKKI’s official website that can browsed for free once the Wi-Fi service is activated at 10,000 feet.
Once users made the purchase, the token will be sent to their email and is valid for usage within the next 12 months. At this moment, roKKi’s in-flight Wi-Fi service on board AirAsia flights is available in two different plans called Combo Plan and Chats Plan which come with 10MB and 3MB quota respectively.
While both plans support WhatApp, WeChat, LINE, KakaoTalk, Viber, and Twitter, only Combo Plan allows the usage of Gmail and Outlook. That being said, Combo Plan subscribers will be disconnected from the service once their quota runs out and need to purchase a new token as opposed to Chats Plan subscribers that still able to continue chatting on their apps although at a throttled speed of 10Kbps.
As the maximum connection speed of roKKi’s in-flight Wi-Fi service is 1.33Mbps depending on the amount of active users and the condition of the satellite connection, it obviously not meant for heavy users. Nevertheless, learn more about the service right here if you planning to stay connected on your next AirAsia flight.