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SAVOY -- Making a cell phone call while in the air could become a reality under a proposal by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
SAVOY -- Making a cell phone call while in the air could become a reality under a proposal by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Cell phone calls, texting and other mobile services would be allowed when planes are flying about 10,000 feet, but not during takeoff or landing.

Airlines would have to equip planes with special antennas before passengers could start talking. The proposal aims to give airline passengers the same communication access in the air that they have on trains and buses or in coffee shops. If the FCC gives final approval, individual airlines could choose whether or not to provide mobile service to passengers.

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