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Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander
I have been stating this from the beginning. I worked for one of the largest cellular companies pre 9/11 and it was well known back then that the phones worked on planes.
Originally posted by Duhh
Oh' how right you are Big Z!Funny how this is one of the CTers fave points.The study about 2% is a hack flying around Ontario Canada,I believe.Feel free to post,could use the laugh.They Work!!!!
Originally posted by Mcphisto
There was a time when you couldnt use cell phones in hospitals in case they interfered with the doctors pagers. Now most hospitals allow cell phones as the worry over pager interference was un-founded. How long till this happens on airlines?
Originally posted by Zaphod58
They've been talking about allowing cell phones to be used for the last year or two. The regulation now is that you can use it after landing, and until take off for most airlines. You have to turn it off before you take off but you can call while you're on the taxiway. Most airlines and people are against them allowing the phones to be used on the planes so I don't think we'll see it anytime soon.
Citing people familiar with the situation, the Journal reported on Thursday that Boeing has queried a number of commercial-satellite operators and other potential suitors who might be interested in buying the business or becoming a major partner.
If a suitable deal could not be reached, Boeing would be prepared to shut Connexion down, even though the service works as advertised and is used by a handful of international airlines on long-haul flights, one of the sources said.
Boeing has not said how much it has invested in Connexion, but people familiar with the situation say it is about $1 billion, according to the Journal.
Some industry officials say the business, because of lack of interest among U.S. airlines in outfitting their fleets with the system, may be worth no more than $150 million, the report said