“Airplanes are the next frontier for the wireless industry,” according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, with a “new technical report [making] it more likely that the U.S. government will rescind the cell phone ban on commercial flights.” This comes on the heels of Dubai-based carrier Emirates’ claim that it will become the world’s first passenger airline to allow in-flight cell phone calls by early February.
To which I have to ask: Does anyone really want this to happen? I thought we already established that this is a bad idea.
I mean, really. Put the phone down and read a book, people. The last thing I want to deal with from the person sitting next to me is listening to a cell phone conversation.
Now, in-flight Wi-Fi … that I’m all for. But ixnay on the cell phones.
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