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Travelers flame FCC over inflight cellphones

Marc Perton
Marc Perton|December 20, 2004 12:00 PM

Well, that didn't take long. Less than a week after word surfaced that the FCC is considering dropping its ban on inflight cellphone usage, travelers have deluged the agency with flames about the potential policy shift. As reported by Reuters, the FCC has received over 1,200 emails on the subject, with many flyers griping that they don't want to have to listen in on still more loud conversations. Some included creative solutions, such as the idea of a partitioned area for cellphone users. We're hoping that they'll consider a version of the cone of silence from "Get Smart." Not only will it keep cellphone conversations private, but it will remind loud talkers just how annoying they really are, discouraging further phone usage.