Will Airlines Start Letting Passengers Make Cellphone Calls?
A proposed rule change would allow passengers on U.S. flights to use their phones. But similar proposals have met opposition before.By Steven Sparkman | November 21, 2013
U.S. airline passengers have been able to keep their cellphones and other gadgets on during liftoff and landing for less than a month, and already there are proposals for even more rule changes.
The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday it would propose a rule change that would let passengers ditch airplane mode and connect to their cellphone networks while in flight.
"So this is a statement we've gotten from the FCC: 'Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably, and the time is right to review our outdated and restrictive rules.' ... Just imagine: people on their cellphones in a flight." (Via CNN)