Sunday July 17, 2005 4:39 am
FCC Outcome To Have No Effect On Cell Phone Ban
The outcome of the current FCC proceedings about using cell phones on airplanes won’t have any effect on whether or not you actually can. According to the FAA, the U.S. ban on phones on commercial aircraft will stay in place regardless of the FCC or public interest. Even if the FAA ban was removed there is always the possibility of a different kind of government regulation, and if Uncle Sam were to decide to allow it, it still remains to be seen if the technology will be in place. For example, Airbus has said that it’s in-air product will not provide support for CDMA phones, so most U.S. flyers wouldn’t be able to use phones anyways.
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