Monday, April 10, 2017

Phone calls won’t be allowed on US flights anytime soon, but maybe that’s a good thing

It’s been 26 years since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) first enacted a ban on phone calls aboard aeroplanes, over concerns of cellphone signals interfering with aircraft communications systems. That’s no longer a concern as many planes now have their own cellphone towers on board for delivering in-flight entertainment content. But the ban will remain in place because some passengers are opposed to being trapped in a metal tube with several people on the phone – and that includes FCC chairman Ajit Pai. Pai has proposed an order to keep the ban on voice calls over cellular services. USA Today…

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