EU Wants Mobile Phone Use Allowed on Airplanes

Mobile phone users around the world are waiting anxiously to hear the outcome of the European Union’s plan to allow mobile phone use on their airplanes.

Their plan, which at this point stands to be approved on Monday, would allow cell phone users to be allowed to make and receive phone calls during their flight, with certain applicable rules of course.

Stated by Viviane Reding, the EU’s telecommunications commissioner:

In-flight mobile phone services can be a very interesting new service especially for those business travelers who need to be ready to communicate wherever they are. However, if consumers receive shock phone bills, the service will not take off.

Although the plan has not been followed through completely as of yet, it is already in motion and it has been reported that several airlines have already launched a trial of in-flight mobile phone services on some European routes.

Phone on Plane

We will definitely be keeping our eyes and ears on this story and see how it ends up turning out.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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