July 10, 2003
Cell phones may take flight
From Gizmodo: A company called AirCell Inc. has patented a new technology which they claim makes it possible to safely use their own cellphones while in flight. It works by directing the signals of all the phones being used to a special box on the plane, which then relays calls to one of AirCell's 134 cellular towers on the ground, so that calls don't tie up multiple towers as the plane travels across the country.
Interesting news coming after both America's Continental Airlines and American Airlines announcing policy revisions, allowing customers to use their cell phones sooner after an aircraft lands at its destination.
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