FCC considers lifting ban on cell phone calls in planes - FOX 13 News

FCC considers lifting ban on cell phone calls in planes

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Airplanes are one of the few places where phones fall silent, but soon the FCC could scrap it's roughly 20-year ban on in-flight cell phone calls.

The FCC says available technology makes the threat of cell phones interfering with flight operations a non-issue. They're now considering a proposal to lift the ban.

Experts say installing an airborne cell phone system would be pricey. But if the proposal passes, individual airlines will ultimately decide whether the convenience outweighs the extra noise.

The FCC plans to consider the proposal on December 12th.

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