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FCC Agrees to Consider Allowing In-Flight Phone Calls

FCC approves in flight calls

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The Federal Communication Commission may be lifting its 22-year-old ban on making cell phone calls in airplanes. The agency voted 3-2 today to allow cell phone usage on flights citing findings that there is no technical reason for the ban.

Thomas Wheeler, the chairman of the FCC, told members of Congress that, “When the rationale for a rule doesn’t exist, the rule shouldn’t exist.” Wheeler’s plan would be to allow individual airlines to restrict cell phone use as they saw fit, CNN reports.

However, the Department of Transportation is moving forward with its own restrictions on cell phone usage in the air.

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