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On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to consider whether the decades-old ban on in-flight mobile phones should be lifted. On the same day the federal Department of Transportation, along with three members of Congress, asked for legislation to hang up calls on planes altogether.
The FAA and Civil Aviation Authorityin the UK look ready to lighten the ban against the use of mobile devices in flight. This restriction has been a source of contention for many fliers.
A new article discusses hesitations from airlines and passengers when it comes to allowing cell-phone use in-flight.
The use of mobile phones as an only source of telecommunications in the United States is on the rise, with one in four households reporting they had only mobile phones and no landlines at the end of 2009.
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