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FCC to review cellphone ban in planes

Susan Mernit

airline cabinNews that the FCC is going to review the ban on cellphone usage on commercial planes means we're going to have to start thinking about how to escape the jammering masses crammed into those little brocade seats. Even though Qualcomm and other companies are coming up with next-generation tools, like a pizza-box sized cell tower mounted inside the plane, beaming signals to a miniature satellite dish on top of the jet, they're gonna have to solve the listening-to-idiots-talk-to-their-girlfriend noise factor before we really sign on.

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