US Gov Leaning Towards Blocking In-Flight Calls
The U.S. Department of Transportation is preparing the legal groundwork needed to ban airplane passengers from making cellular voice calls while in the air. The government is no longer worried about the safety of making such calls; rather, it is concerned about the potential for disruption among passengers. The DOT said it is drafting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking it expects to publish in December. This document would officially state the Transportation Department's objections to the idea of airplane travelers making cellular voice calls. The DOT would then open up the matter for comments for a period of time before making a final decision. The FCC paved the way for allowing in-flight cellular calls in late 2013 when it decided the technical reasons for blocking such calls were no longer valid. Since the FCC dropped its objections, many in the public and the government have asked the practice to remain prohibited for the benefit of the traveling public's peace of mind. The DOT, and not the FCC, has final say over the matter.
Lenovo Says Bug Preventing Moto G Plus from Making 911 Calls On Verizon
Lenovo issued a notice this week warning that the Moto G5 Plus may not be able to connect 911 calls via VoLTE on Verizon's wireless network. The company has identified the bug and expects to issue a software patch in the next week or so.
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.
FCC to Help People with Reassigned Numbers Avoid Robocalls
The FCC today said it hopes to help people escape robocalls. Specifically, the FCC is targeting numbers that previously agreed to receive robocalls but have been reassigned to new people or businesses.
FCC Chair Nixes Cell Calls On Planes
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today put the kibosh on a years-old proceeding that would have allowed passengers to make calls from their cell phones in airplanes. "I stand with airline pilots, flight attendants, and America’s flying public against the FCC’s ill-conceived 2013 plan to allow people to make cellphone calls on planes," said Pai in a statement.
T-Mobile Announces Native Video Calling Service
T-Mobile today announced T-Mobile Video Calling, a service that works with the native phone dialer of select handsets without requiring special apps. Like VoLTE and HD Voice, T-Mobile Video Calling can move easily between LTE and WiFi with no dropped video.
But I suppose its fine for them to do it on a bus. Care to explain the difference?
government needs to stay out
By that definition, children should be banned fr...