FCC may allow passengers to make in-flight cellular calls

By Himanshu Arora ยท 6 replies
Nov 22, 2013
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  1. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is all set to consider allowing the use of cellular services during airline flights, with an open meeting scheduled for December 12 to discuss the proposal. "Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Parents rejoice! Your crying child will no longer be the most annoying thing on the plane!
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    No frickin' way. I'll walk before sitting on an airplane with people yakking away on their cellphones. It's already irritating enough. To be stuck on a multi-hour flight and having to listen to it right next to and all around you? Forget it.
  4. Guest17

    Guest17 TS Enthusiast Posts: 92   +37

    I can hear the flight attendant saying, "...and if you would like to use your cellphone, please just step outside the plane..."
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  5. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    Oh goodie...another reason NOT to fly. Bad enough when you are stuck someplace with 3-4 people yacking on the phone, now have a flying tube filled with *****s yapping away.
  6. Do cell phones still make 'static'/interference noise on speakers with incoming calls?
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    If they allow calls in-flight, I suspect pilot licensing and private aircraft sales will go thru the roof. I know I won't be hopping on any commercial flights anymore.

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