Will airplane mode be a thing of the past?

|By:, SA News Editor

In a likely controversial step, the Department of Transportation is considering eventually allowing in-flight calls from airline passengers - with two important caveats: airlines will have the option of whether to provide the service, and passengers must be informed well in advance if the flight allows calls.

The FCC currently prohibits passengers from talking on cellphones during flights (due to disruption of certain radio frequencies) but not Wi-Fi calls.

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