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Use of Cell Phones During U.S. Flights is Scrapped

By Linda Tancs

The FCC has abandoned its plans to initiate the use of cell phones during commercial flights in the U.S.  But don’t put away those cell phones just yet.  European regulators just might green-light the idea after airlines finish testing for interference.  Why the difference in philosophy?  Undoubtedly it has something to do with the mobile phone culture in Europe, about a billion or so users strong.  How’s that for market penetration?

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