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Poll Shows Strong Opposition to In-Flight Cellphone Calls

Filed under: Travel, U.S. Government, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Mobile Technology AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ WASHINGTON — As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. The Federal Communications Commission will officially start the debate Thursday, holding the first ...

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Agencies Differ on Allowing In-Flight Phone Calls

Filed under: Travel, Aerospace & Defense, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues Getty Images By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ WASHINGTON — Just because it is safe to use cellphones on a plane, it doesn’t mean that passengers should call just to say hello. That argument played out across Washington on Thursday as one U.S. government agency voted to remove its prohibition of in-flight calls ...

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Gogo unveils in-flight text, talk service at 30,000 feet

CNET boarded a private jet at New Jersey’s Newark Airport to test Gogo’s latest in-flight talk and texting service. (Credit: Zack Whittaker/CNET) AT 30,000 FEET ABOVE NEW YORK — Gone are the days when aircraft were metal tubes of isolation. Get ready to hear more “Hello? I’m on a plane” on your cross-country flights. Gogo has unveiled its latest in-flight ...

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