"low fares airline"
"calls could be priced at up to £2 ($4/€3) per minute – a little steep considering Ryanair’s the “low fares airline”."
RyanAir has always charged large amounts for add-ons.
Seen the price they charge for the pathetic food they have on offer on-board? !!! A phone call for £2 a minute is probably more value than their crummy food at sky high prices.
And of course there are the low luggage limits with high charges for excess. Charges on top even for winter sports equipment unlike most of the standard scheduled airlines.
Once you add everything up, and factor in the cost of getting to the back of beyond that is Stansted, they're no cheaper than a BA flight.
Can't see your standard RyanAir customer bothering with mobile calls though and I welcome the price being suitably high. Only ones that might use it are drunk passengers who decide it's a laugh to phone their mates up from the plane and are too drunk to consider the cost. At least when they get over their hangover, they'll have an insanely high phone bill waiting for them, and the other passengers can laugh at them knowing this will be the case.