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Old Oct 1st 2004, 5:21 pm
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http://www.wired.com/news/wireless/0,1382,65099,00.html

This is pretty crazy, I think....

"...According to purveyors of wireless communications technology for the airplane industry, such a scenario is probably less than two years away, as airlines and telecom service providers press federal regulators to lift a 13-year-old ban on the use of most personal wireless devices during flights...."
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Can you imagine the roaming charges for that...
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Originally Posted by HunterGreen
Can you imagine the roaming charges for that...
The on-board phones on transatlantic flights only work near to the US coast as far I am aware, and it's about ten bucks a minute.... plus a connection charge...
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Originally Posted by HunterGreen
Can you imagine the roaming charges for that...
wouldn't be a problem is they had nationwide carriers with a mobile phone number rather than location based...
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Originally Posted by Eyebee
The on-board phones on transatlantic flights only work near to the US coast as far I am aware, and it's about ten bucks a minute.... plus a connection charge...
I thought they were a sat link up?
Anyway, your right, bloody expensive to use...and what' that important that can't wait?
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I can just imagine it....................."Can you hear me now?" Sitting next to a yuppy for 8 hrs on his dog and bone!!!
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Originally Posted by Eyebee
The on-board phones on transatlantic flights only work near to the US coast as far I am aware, and it's about ten bucks a minute.... plus a connection charge...
Did you read the article? I was talking about the use of your own cell phone on board. It was just a joke anyway - imagining the roaming charges for a long call while flying over several different states.
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