24 February 2014
On Friday, the Department of Transportation (DOT) asked for public comment on whether it should allow cell phone calls on planes. Even if the FCC decides that phone calls are allowed, the DOT could decide on its own to prohibit them. The DOT said, “While the department does not oppose the use of cell phones and other mobile devices for mobile wireless data services, such as sending and receiving text messages and e-mail, there is concern that the pervasiveness of in-flight voice calls could create an oppressive environment for passengers, especially on long-haul flights.” Polls show many do not want calls allowed on planes. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
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