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EU considers allowing 5G phone use in flight

EU considers allowing 5G phone use in flight

Old Nov 28, 2022, 2:56 pm
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EU considers allowing 5G phone use in flight

And now, if this ehem, takes flight, airplane mode will become a euphemism for air rage mode.

n.b. I remember years ago on a non-EU flight -- TK from HKG to IST -- the prick seated in the aft row in J class was having a chat during descent.

It's bad enough being on terra firma.
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Old Nov 30, 2022, 2:23 am
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Old Nov 30, 2022, 7:19 am
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This really makes me wonder what benefit they might perceive to endorse this. I do not see any benefit for the airlines, and it would seem the technology would limit the connections to the few minutes on departure and arrival when a signal was serviceable. Most passengers can/will wait until the plane is on the taxiway for calling.
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Old Nov 30, 2022, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by BuildingMyBento
And now, if this ehem, takes flight, airplane mode will become a euphemism for air rage mode.

n.b. I remember years ago on a non-EU flight -- TK from HKG to IST -- the prick seated in the aft row in J class was having a chat during descent.

It's bad enough being on terra firma.
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Old Nov 30, 2022, 8:58 am
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This really makes me wonder what benefit they might perceive to endorse this. I do not see any benefit for the airlines, and it would seem the technology would limit the connections to the few minutes on departure and arrival when a signal was serviceable. Most passengers can/will wait until the plane is on the taxiway for calling.
The benefit is that this will allow airlines to install 5G receivers on the aircraft, which they can then charge passengers to access.

I am not seeing any confirmation that these plans will remove the requirement for airplane mode during takeoff and landing.
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Old Dec 1, 2022, 6:46 am
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The benefit is that this will allow airlines to install 5G receivers on the aircraft, which they can then charge passengers to access.

I am not seeing any confirmation that these plans will remove the requirement for airplane mode during takeoff and landing.
That's possible I suppose. I think many of us remember the old phone handsets in headrests back in the day. I have made a few test calls over on board WiFi just to see if it worked. (It Did)

Just what we need, another Profit Center for the airlines to promote and try and sell us. It's bad enough that the cruise lines charge $6 a minute if you get an incoming call you don't answer over their service. The airlines are probably jealous of that easy money. Maybe they'll build it into the "Passenger Contract" that you could have charges if you are not in Airplane Mode and receive or make a call or text.
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