US FCC reconsiders ban on mobile phones on planes

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

Mobile phones have become such a part of our everyday lives that when we can’t use them we can feel incapacitated. One of the times that most people want to use their mobile phone but can’t is on a plane. However this might not be the case for much longer. The US FCC are considering lifting the ban on mobile phone use during flights. Read more details below

US FCC reconsiders ban on mobile phones on planes


The US communications agency has taken the first step toward lifting a ban on mobile phone calls during flights.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to launch a public review of the ban, even as its commissioners expressed reservations.

Separately, the head of the Department of Transportation said the department was weighing its own ban.

A recent poll suggested 59% of Americans who flew in the past year opposed allowing calls on planes.

The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 to open a months-long public comment period.

“There is a need to recognise that there is a new technology,” Chairman Thomas Wheeler said. “This is a technical rule. It is a rule about technology. It is not a rule of usage.




According to a recent survey, Britons spend over £2 billion a year on upgrading their mobile phones, with the average person spending £2,688 on mobile phones in their lifetime. Read more details below


Britons ‘spend over £2 billion a year’ on mobile phone upgrades


UK consumers spend over £2 billion every year on mobile phone upgrades, with the average Brit upgrading their phone once every two years.

According to a survey of 1,000 mobile phone owners by mobile phone recycling price comparison site, the average person will spend £2,688 over the course of their lifetime on upgrading mobile phones, with £77 being spent per upgrade.

A further £2,381 is spent getting out of existing phone contracts per lifetime, with people paying an average of £69 to terminate their contract




There’s no doubt that mobile phones are the number one gadget that people spend money on as shown by the article above. With new models being released all the time it can be hard to keep up. Be sure to keep checking back here for more news from the world of mobile phones and technology.