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Re: Cellphones Aloft: The Inevitable is Closer

Thomas A. Horsley (
Sat, 11 Dec 2004 22:23:18 GMT

> The picocell linked to several antennas inside a cable that gathered
> signals from passengers' cellphones and sent them all to a small
> satellite dish, no bigger than a laptop computer, on top of the
> plane. From there, the calls were beamed to an orbiting satellite,
> which sent the calls back to special cell stations linked to phone
> networks on earth.

Hey! Maybe they could do the same thing in buildings as well, and we
wouldn't have to worry about running over the thousands of people
wandering around in parking lots talking on their cellphones because
they can't get a signal inside the building :-).

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