OAK BROOK, Ill. - Airline passengers now have a way to create and deliver business documents while they're in flight, even when they don't have access to a computer.
A new in-flight service from GTE Airfone, Inc. and iDictate.com offers iDictate's dictation - transcription service to passengers on board eight airlines equipped with advanced digital Airfone® Service from GTE Airfone.
"Whether flying across the country or across the world, airline passengers continually seek easier and more convenient ways to meet their business travel needs. This premier service provides skilled typists to create documents or messages, eliminating the need to have your laptop computer with you," said Matt Zuleg, product manager, GTE Airfone. "This is part of our commitment to deliver services that fill customers' needs in the air."
iDictate's voice-to-text transcription service utilizes a unique blend of Internet technology and human intervention that is dramatically changing the way business and legal professionals obtain transcribed documents on a global scale.
According to iDictate Interim CEO Lee Dorfman, "By turning the GTE Airfone into a dictation device, users can now edit or send documents directly to a recipient easily and quickly. Passengers essentially have a secretary available to them any time."
While in flight or on the ground, customers in North America dial 1-877-DICTATE to dictate their documents. Users can dictate letters, business proposals, meeting summaries, legal pleadings or any other document "on the fly."
Dorfman cites cost, convenience and speed as the main benefits of the service. The customer will be billed by iDictate for the transcription service at a rate of one-cent per word and by GTE Airfone for the in-flight domestic phone call cost which includes a $2.99 connection fee per call plus $3.28 per minute. Through Dec. 31, iDictate will rebate the $2.99 connection fee for calls placed from the Airfone Service. More information can be found at www.iDictate.com/airfone.
Airlines equipped with the GTE Airfone Service include Continental Airlines, Delta AirLines, Delta Express, Midwest Express, Trans World Airlines, United Airlines, Shuttle by United and U.S. Airways.
About GTE Airfone
As the market leader in airline passenger communication systems, GTE Airfone has long-term contracts to provide in-flight telephone service to more than 4,000 commercial and private corporate aircraft representing eight North American carriers and numerous major corporations. GTE Airfone is a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), the national communications company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.