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US could nix plans to permit in-flight cell phone calls

The Department of Transportation is said to be looking at a blanket ban on up-in-the-air chatting.

By August 4, 2014

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Delta puts the kibosh on in-flight cell phone calls

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.

By December 18, 2013

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Friday Poll: Do you want in-flight cell phone calls?

A recent FCC vote improves the chances for in-flight cell phone use, but not everybody is thrilled about the possibility.

By December 13, 2013

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New House bill seeks to ban in-flight cell phone calls

Chairman of the House transportation committee says airplanes are noisy enough without people talking away the flight on their phones.

By December 9, 2013

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Are in-flight phone calls in our future?

The FCC considers lifting the ban on cell phone use on airplanes, Walmart prepares for a Black Friday battle against Amazon, and some early Xbox One owners have defective systems.

By November 22, 2013

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Are in-flight phone calls in our future?

The FCC considers lifting the ban on cell phone use on airplanes, Walmart prepares for a Black Friday battle against Amazon, and some early Xbox One owners have defective systems.

By November 22, 2013

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FCC vote opens door to end ban on in-flight calls

Measure passes by a 3-2 vote, paving the way for lifting the ban. Ultimately though, the Transportation Department gets final say.

By December 12, 2013

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Gogo unveils in-flight text, talk service at 30,000 feet

The in-flight service's latest trick lets you text and talk as though you were on the ground. CNET boarded Gogo's private jet to find out more.

By November 8, 2013

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Ban on in-flight cell calls may be lifting

The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting a ban on using cell phones inflight to make calls and access mobile data. The ban was originally put in place because of potential interference to wireless networks on the ground. CNET's Sumi Das details the FCC proposal and how it could end up costing passengers more in airfare.

By November 21, 2013

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We collect our entire suite of Yosemite tips and tricks and put them under one virtual roof.

By October 17, 2014