Cell Phones On AirplanesDid you know that chances are pretty much one cell phone is left turned on in every flight. Kind of scary, huh? Well, the fact is that its a pretty darn slim chance that your celly will impact on board navigation equipment, and one foreign airline is so confident that it won’t that they are now allowing in-flight cell phone calls. Emirates will begin offering cell phone and high speed data service in January 2007 and in all likelihood has already began to install the equipment. Apparently the cost of making an in-flight call will be the equivalent of international roaming rates – about $1 or $2 a minute – according to CNN. Don’t expect US Airlines to follow suit any time soon but we might see it emerge on business flights as a value add.

International airline to allow cell phone chatter on planes [CNN]

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."