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Cell Phones on Airplanes
year, the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission, planned to create
new rules that would allow cell phone use on airplanes travelling above
10,000 feet. However, many people immediately spoke against the idea.
Members of Congress began to work toward banning in-flight calls. This
year, a House committee has already passed
a bill to ban cell phone use on aircraft.
Many countries allow people to chat on their phones during flights. The public outcry in America seems to reflect the growing frustration with increasingly smaller and more crowded seating. Even though airplanes have a constant noise level that would muffle the voices of most callers, Americans appear anxious to preserve what little privacy remains on commercial flights.
If the House bill becomes law, cell phone use during flights will be officially prohibited. Only a limited number of aircraft personnel acting in official capacities will be allowed to talk on cell phones after take off.
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