Cell Phones Calls on Planes? FCC to Consider Lifting Its Ban.

man wearing suit using cell phone on airplane
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal to allow cell phone calls on specially equipped flights once they are above 10,000 feet, CNN reported earlier today.

Of course, whether travelers want to be surrounded by business people conducting a pre-conference teleconference from the friendly skies (pictured) is another issue altogether."The FCC has banned in-flight calls since 1991 because of concerns that calls would jam ground-based communications systems," according to "USA Today." "The commission considered relaxing its ban in 2004, but decided against a change after a flood of opposition and because of lingering technical questions."

Many critics of the FCC's ban have noted that air phone usage on planes does not cause safety issues.
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