Date: 05 Oct 98 00:26:47 From: JF Mezei <email@example.com> Followups: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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OK, cellphones are a big no-no for on airlines. But it seems that the biggest reason is because at altitude it "confuses" land-bases cell sites. However, if an airplane were to loose all power (or all radios), would it still be feasable to use a passenger's analog cell phoen to keep in touch with ATC/tower ? If so, should it now become part of the "drill" for pilots to request that a pax lend a cellphone as soon as problem is discovered just in case they may need one ? (or perhaps have aricraft equipped with one charged cellphone that works over the frequencies used by the countries the plane is called to travel over ?