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Mobile phone calls to be allowed on planes

Discussion in 'Mobile and Applications' started by temi, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Prepare to be invaded by noise. Get ready for the last remaining haven of peace to be broken.

    At the moment, there is one area of business life which is free of mobile phone chatter. There is one place where we are spared the endless bulletins on the minutiae of other lives: only when we fly do we escape the mobile phone.

    The rules governing the use of electronic gadgets on flights are as complex as they are contradictory

    "Hi, I'm on the plane"

    This week, though, the Federal Communications Commission is to consider how to ease the ban on cell phones in aircraft.

    It's expected to look at two measures: increasing competition to bring down the price of using the phones currently on the back of aircraft seats, and starting to look for technical solutions so ordinary mobile phones can function at high altitudes

    source full story: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4092019.stm

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