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Committee Approves Ban of In-Flight Cell Phone Use

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Aug 1, 2008, 6:36 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Aug 1, 2008, 12:14 PM

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a proposed bill that would ban using cellular phones for voice calls during flights in the U.S. on Thursday. Now that the bill, named the Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace (HANG UP) Act, has made this step, its next step is to go before the U.S. House of Representatives. It would need to be approved by the House, the Senate, and be signed into law by the President before it could be final. Currently, the FAA and FCC have placed a ban on cellular calls made during flights. The HANG UP Act would make the ban permanent and in-flight calling illegal. The bill would still permit the use of cell phones for sending text messages and accessing the Internet.

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If in-flight calling is outlawed... TDBearCT Aug 1, 2008, 9:04 AM
YOU CAN BET....... Foneteck Aug 2, 2008, 8:51 PM
The main question should be why? JestaMcMerv Aug 1, 2008, 5:37 PM
ban of voice but not data?? bahayman Aug 2, 2008, 4:32 PM
Its good to know though... cing4masses Aug 1, 2008, 8:17 AM
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