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1 Skip Intro  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 3:12:23pm

Ah, yes, what could be better than to be surrounded by people talking non-stop on their cell phones for a six hour flight? Maybe having them take pictures of you and then sending them to Facebook?

2 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 4:14:02pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

Ah, yes, what could be better than to be surrounded by people talking non-stop on their cell phones for a six hour flight? Maybe having them take pictures of you and then sending them to Facebook?

Fine, then prohibit phone calls. There's no reason to prohibit use of data services.

3 Skip Intro  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 6:57:24pm

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

Fine, then prohibit phone calls. There's no reason to prohibit use of data services.

I have no problem with that, but I wonder how such a rule would be enforced. Certainly not by airline personnel. I doubt that they want to spend their time getting into arguments with dozens of people during the flight.

Yet with data services allowed, there's no way to prevent people from receiving calls. I think this is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, but will become a big problem if allowed.

Why don't people just bring their tablet or phone, pre-load it with movies, music or games, and wear headsets for the audio. That seemed to work fine for laptops.

Want to make a call? Use the skyphone and pay the $5.00 a minute or so that it costs. Maybe that phone call isn't so important after all.

4 Political Atheist  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 7:52:35pm

re: #3 Skip Intro

I do appreciate the courtesy of quiet. Aside from that a moment, I would like the FAA to not bullshit me about what is going to interfere with the aircraft.

5 Mentis Fugit  Sun, Dec 9, 2012 11:06:19pm

I thought the only real problem with mobile phones on planes was that at 30,000 feet they have line-of-sight to many more cell towers than a ground-level phone and this, combined with the airspeed of the user, places excessive demand on the cellular network.

The solution is to have a cell site in the plane; everyone connects to that, as it's the strongest signal, and it relays the traffic to the ground using appropriate technology.

On the other hand, a plane full of boobs, goobers, and dorks yapping away... yeah, SMS and data only, please. And annoying ringtones banned as a condition of carriage.


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