Re: Mobiles and laptops in-flight

Date:         01 Jul 98 02:42:16 
From:         "Tina" <Tiina@remove.clara.net>
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Robert Courteau wrote:
>   Your friend was probably using his laptop (legal above 10,000 ft),
>and connecting to the seatback in-flight telephone service, which uses
>satellite communications (not cellphone technology) to link to the
>ground phone network. So you can indeed e-mail, fax, or surf the Net -
>provided you are ready to spend many dollars a minute doing so.

Aah, thank you for clarifying ! Would it even be possible to get a
connection at, say, 35 000 ft using a mobile phone?

Tiina