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FCC Reviews Cell Phone Use Ban on Airborne Planes

FCC Reviews Cell Phone Use Ban on Airborne Planes

Someday, you may be allowed to use your cell phone any time during a flight, instead of before the plane takes off or after landing. The FCC has proposed easing its ban on the use of cell phones during flights.
The use of mobile telephones and other portable electronic devices are also restricted to ensure against interference to aircraft communications systems.
The commission is coordinating efforts with the FAA.
Specifically, the FCC proposes allowing airborne use of wireless handsets on a low power setting. The agency seeks comment on whether the proposal should apply only to devices operating in the 800 MHz cellular spectrum, or whether devices operating on other spectrum, such as the PCS band or Advanced Wireless Services bands, should be included.