Thursday, November 21, 2013

Texting and Making Cell Phone Calls in the Air Could Soon be Reality

If you were excited to find out that you will likely be able to use your personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing on all airlines before the end of the year, just you wait.  You might even want to sit down for this one.

The Federal Communications Commission has a new plan to allow cell phone calls, texting and other mobile services while above 10,000 feet! The goal is to give passengers the same communication access they have with other modes of travel.

If the new proposal is approved, it will be up to the individual airlines to equip their planes with a special antenna approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and allow cell phone use in the air.

Studies show passengers are split as to whether in-flight phone calls will have a positive or negative impact on the travel experience.

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