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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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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.

"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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