TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: - Airborne Cell-Phone Ban Likely to Remain For Now

Re: - Airborne Cell-Phone Ban Likely to Remain For Now

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Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:05:25 -0800

In article <>, Marcus Didius Falco
<> wrote:

> Airlines, rival wireless companies and aircraft maker Boeing are
> salivating at the prospect of more in-flight communications services,
> including high-speed Internet, or broadband, to meet travelers'
> demands.

> "Today the high cost of wireless when flying has kept the users low,"
> telecommunications analyst Jeff Kagan said. "But once the cost drops
> or once you can use your own phone on board, the quiet air cabin may
> be a thing of the past."

> Kagan, who does a lot of traveling, said he loves and hates the idea
> of making and receiving calls during a flight.

> "We should be very careful before opening this up," he said. "Just
> think how annoying it is to hear the person behind you shouting to his
> neighbor when you are trying to work or read or sleep."

I've read news stories in the past about cellphone jammers or blockers
for use in restaurants, theaters, library reading rooms, etc.

Anyone have any leads on portable, battery-powered versions?

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