The Department of Transportation is said to be looking at a blanket ban on up-in-the-air chatting.
Even though the FCC is moving forward on lifting the ban on phone calls while in flight, Delta's CEO says his airline still won't allow it.
Measure passes by a 3-2 vote, paving the way for lifting the ban. Ultimately though, the Transportation Department gets final say.
The FCC unanimously votes to take comments on a proposal that would auction off 500MHz worth of wireless spectrum for in-flight Wi-Fi, greatly adding to capacity and speed of the service.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill tells the agency she's "prepared to pursue legislative solutions" if it doesn't move at a reasonable pace to allow gadget use on planes.
The Dubai-based airline is known for being on the tech vanguard when it comes to in-flight services. Now, besides texting and e-mail, it's letting passengers talk on their mobile phones.
The airline carrier thinks offering fast Wi-Fi is a game changer for customers, so it's about to begin offering the speedy ViaSat service that will be free for an initial trial period.
Service will allow people to make calls, send texts, and surf the Web, but it will be limited and it won't be cheap.
Airline passengers who use Gmail, Hotmail, or Exchange, among others, will now be able to access their e-mail onboard too. Another added feature? Shopping on Amazon.
On board the inaugural, Wi-Fi-equipped "BetaBlue" flight, the system doesn't always work perfectly, but on the flip side, there's an easy workaround that can give you access to other Yahoo mobile features.