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FCC to propose cellphone use above 10,000 feet

The Federal Communications Commission will propose that airplane passengers be allowed to make phone calls and use cellular data on e-devices at 10,000 feet and above, the Wall Street Journal reports. Any use of cellphones on planes would require airline approval, as airplanes would need equipment installed to communicate with cellphone towers. Less than a month ago, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed airlines to expand in-flight use of e-devices, although FCC regulations still require phones to be used in airplane mode. The FCC originally pushed for the FAA to allow for expanded in-flight e-device use last December.

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1

If I have to sit on a plane and listen to someone talk for 3 hours straight I’ll stop flying

Posted by DP on November 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM (PDT)

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I have a friend who can talk your ear off. I love her dearly, but she just can’t shut up. I usually don’t travel with her and wouldn’t wish her on ANYONE that is trapped with her and her cellphone on an airplane. She would never run out of people to talk to. *shudder*

Posted by MLove on November 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM (PDT)

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The one place left on the planet where you could be sure of not having some loudmouth jabbering on for hours on their phone - lets hope they install sound proof phone booths to prevent air rage!!!

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on November 25, 2013 at 8:35 AM (PDT)

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