Old Jul 31, 10, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Hyperacusis View Post
Situations like that bother me more than in-flight telephones. The phones already exist, and nobody uses them. And I don't think enough people pay for GoGo that it would be a problem even if it were allowed. And well, if somebody REALLY wants to use it, the block is very easy to get around. FWIW, Facetime on the iPhone 4 works in-flight.
Trust me, if passengers could yak with their friends for 5 hours on a transcon for $12.50, the Gogo usage would go way up.

Originally Posted by brp View Post
Exactly. VoIP is annoying. Apparently, so were those women. I think anyone on the other end of a VoIP-from-the-plane call should expect to hear that sound of strangulation coming through the link.
Strangulation seems extreme for VOIP smartphone usage on the plane. Flushing would be more appropriate, IMO.
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