Research Supports In-Flight Phone Ban
May 5, 2003, 10:02 AM by (staff)
Continuing research by the UK's aviation regulator, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has proven that mobile telephone transmissions made by airline passengers can interfere with aircraft equipment. The tests support the existing CAA ban on the use of mobile telephones on board aircraft when the engines have started. The latest study found that the use of mobile telephones can adversely affect navigation and communication functions, producing significant errors on instrument displays and background noise on audio outputs.
Gov't Revives Possibility of Voice Calls On Planes
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday proposed rules that could eventually pave the way for making voice calls on airplanes.
FAA Warns Consumers Not to Use Galaxy Note7 On Planes
The Federal Aviation Administration doesn't want people to use the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone on aircraft. "In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7 devices, the FAA strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage," said the FAA in a statement.
DoT Bans Galaxy Note7 From All Flights
Consumers who still own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 will not be allowed to bring them onto airplanes at all beginning noon on Oct. 15.
AT&T, T-Mo, Verizon to Allow Note7 Replacement Exchanges, Too
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless followed Sprint's lead today and said customers who have a replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 can exchange the phone for any other sold in carrier stores. T-Mobile specified that any customer can return any phone within the initial 14-day trial period, and that includes both replacement and new Note7 handsets.