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The FCC is considering relaxing its rules on in-flight cell phone calls

Should the FCC Allow In-flight Cell Phone Calls?
  • Yes (404 votes)
  • No (952 votes)

  • 1,356 total votes

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Worst idea of 2013
By Icehawk on 11/21/2013 7:04:31 PM , Rating: 3
No, hell no.

RE: Worst idea of 2013
By HostileEffect on 11/21/2013 8:52:44 PM , Rating: 3
I already never hear the end of my room mates... inflight text I can live with... calls? No, nine, niet, Nada, and neeshta!!! I want a no voice cell seating!!

RE: Worst idea of 2013
By Argon18 on 11/22/2013 12:31:19 PM , Rating: 3
Agreed. I think a significant percentage of passengers are attempting to relax, sleep, pass the time. Especially on long international flights crossing many time zones, people are trying to sleep. Allowing a loudmouth chatterbox to yak away for hours on a cell phone will bring misery to many people.

Flying is already a PITA experience these days, but add noisy phone talkers, and I'd be even more inclined to drive instead of fly, at least for domestic travel where driving is an option.

RE: Worst idea of 2013
By mmatis on 11/26/2013 4:53:48 PM , Rating: 2
Can you imagine having to sit next to a Big Crapple resident who decides to show how important he is by making one of his standard phone calls for an entire 4 hour flight???

RE: Worst idea of 2013
By Cypherdude1 on 11/24/2013 5:55:27 AM , Rating: 1
I already never hear the end of my room mates... inflight text I can live with... calls? No, nine, niet, Nada, and neeshta!!! I want a no voice cell seating!!
It's "nein" and "???", although phonetically you could probably get away with "nyet".

RE: Worst idea of 2013
By stm1185 on 11/22/13, Rating: 0
RE: Worst idea of 2013
By inighthawki on 11/22/2013 9:50:06 PM , Rating: 3
Seriously? Your worry is about the ringing?

RE: Worst idea of 2013
By piroroadkill on 11/26/2013 6:11:20 AM , Rating: 2

Give me wifi, for sure, and then put it through a proxy to block popular VoIP like Skype.

RE: Worst idea of 2013
By Jeffk464 on 11/27/2013 11:15:39 AM , Rating: 2
Hey another profit model for the airlines. They let people use cell phones and then rent out noise canceling headphones. :)

Leave it to the airlines to decide
By The Von Matrices on 11/22/2013 5:32:22 AM , Rating: 3
My vote is "YES" simply because I feel this is not the decision of the FAA to make. The FAA should just allow phone calls then leave it up to individual airlines to decide whether or not they want to allow the behavior. Most airlines probably would ban it anyway, but the FAA shouldn't be making this decision unilaterally when there are no clearly demonstrable safety risks present.

The question should be rephrased. The FAA should be deciding whether cell phone frequency transmissions are legal, not whether talking on an electronic device is legal. How could the FAA even enforce this? They allow Wi-Fi on airplanes. What's to say someone's not making a VOIP call?

By The Von Matrices on 11/22/2013 5:33:05 AM , Rating: 2
Wrong government agency, I meant the FCC instead of the FAA.

RE: Leave it to the airlines to decide
By Jeffk464 on 11/27/2013 11:21:07 AM , Rating: 2
They should ban babies though.

By Captain Awesome on 11/27/2013 12:38:42 PM , Rating: 2
I would vote yes to a baby ban, or at least store them down with the cargo and pets so you don't have to listen to them.

Please no.
By Motoman on 11/22/2013 12:24:54 PM , Rating: 2
It seems that an airplane is the only place you can get away from the yammering masses. I would certainly not like to see them allow cell phone calls on a plane, but simply for the lack of peace & quiet.

Maybe they could find a way to allow texting but not calling ;)

RE: Please no.
By inighthawki on 11/22/2013 9:51:19 PM , Rating: 2
You have a strange definition of "peace and quiet" ;)

RE: Please no.
By lelias2k on 11/27/2013 12:53:16 PM , Rating: 2

If it wasn't enough all the regular noise inside a cabin, it's not like people don't already have conversations in a plane.

RE: Please no.
By Jeffk464 on 11/27/2013 11:22:30 AM , Rating: 2
There is an easy way, the flight attendant tells you to knock it off.

By mchentz on 11/21/2013 9:53:16 PM , Rating: 2

rationalize gvt regulations
By chromal on 11/27/2013 12:50:43 PM , Rating: 2
If there's no technical/safety reason to ban them in-flight, then there shouldn't be government regulation banning them.

Whether or not the airlines should allow cell phone chatting is a whole whale of a different question however. You know how it goes. They'll do it if they can monetize it.

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By chaz101 on 11/25/13, Rating: 0
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