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British Airways to allow text & data use

Posted: , by John V.

British Airways to allow text & data use
Everyone has  probably heard of the myth of someone placing a phone call using their mobile phone to only find out that an adverse outcome occurred during it. There have been stories where interference caused a plane to veer of course due to a phone call. Hence why they are asked to be shut off during flights. British Airways announced that they will allow limited use on mobile phones such as texting and data usage. Business-class-only flights  from London City airport to New York’s JFK have been allowed to  use their devices. British Airways is testing this out and may implement voice calls further down the road based on feedback from customers. Still, there  might be some safety concerns with even allowing limited use.

source: Telegraph.co.uk via MobileBurn


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. T-Money3000 (unregistered)


I dont know if it was Mythbusters but I heard cell phone companies won't let you use their phones on planes because your signal is bouncing off multiple towers at once. Not sure if that's true but that's what I heard.

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