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Voice calls from planes: A social debate, not a technology dilemma

Matt Hamblen | Dec. 16, 2013
FCC to allow public comment on removing an in-flight calling ban, but U.S. airlines say passengers don't want voice calls

Of course, an airline could also use onboard access systems to shut down voice only, while allowing other services.

Having Wi-Fi for browsing and email, without voice calling distractions, suits some frequent fliers just fine, including Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi.

"As much as I love having Wi-Fi on planes so I can get some work done, I love even more that I do not get phone calls, so that I can get work done!" she said.


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