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FCC to Weigh Cell Phone Use On Planes

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Replying to:  No it doesn't by T Bone   Nov 21, 2013, 9:22 PM

Re: No it doesn't

by WiWavelength    Nov 22, 2013, 12:33 PM

T Bone said:
It doesn't require any special equipment or special connection.....or does the FCC expect us to not remember all the phone calls from airplanes that successfully connected without difficulty on 9-11, including the especially memorable phone call from Todd Beamer on board United Flight 93...


If memory serves me correctly, that was a low altitude AMPS call made a dozen years ago. Poor example.

AMPS has been sunset in most CMAs. Digital airlinks -- especially those that are single frequency -- operate quite differently. And most calls would be made at or closer to cruising altitude. That case would necessitate a picocell on board.

Please do not post assertions when you do not know what you are talking about...

AJ

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