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(Chicago Trib)   Head of the FCC is, like most sensible people, opposed to cell phone use on airplanes   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 6
    More: Followup, cell phones, airplanes, voice calls  
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2013-11-23 02:25:31 PM  
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Some of us have important jobs which require us to be in contact 24/7. I frequently get emergency calls regarding cardiopulmonary bypass techniques and symptoms of post perfusion syndrome. I'm in the shipping business and I think I may have been given someone's old number, but I'm right there on Wikipedia, ready to save lives!
2013-11-23 02:46:51 PM  
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ComaToast: Some of us have important jobs which require us to be in contact 24/7. I frequently get emergency calls regarding cardiopulmonary bypass techniques and symptoms of post perfusion syndrome. I'm in the shipping business and I think I may have been given someone's old number, but I'm right there on Wikipedia, ready to save lives!


I get calls of people thinking I am Papa Johns.  I started taking their order and telling them about our new 6-pack delivery service, tell them we will be there in 20 mins or it's free, hang up and turn off my phone.
2013-11-23 05:14:17 PM  
1 votes:

FloydA: redmid17: FloydA: redmid17:
No I'm aware there is a bit of a disparity in the travel habits of those groups. I just don't think cell phone usage on domestic flights would be as egregious as people think it would be.

Know how I know you talk way too loud on your cell phone in public places?

I hardly ever use my cell phone outside of my apartment. I average about 50 call minutes a month. Overwhelming percentage of my phone conversations are on my home phone, office phone, or via texting. I don't have a car and use public transit or walk where I'm going. My text to talk ratio is probably at least 50-1.

As a regular user of public transit, I believe you.  I also now believe, even more strongly than before, that you talk way too loud on your cell phone while riding public transit, and for some reason you are magnetically drawn to the seat nearest me, so that I get the privilege of listening to one side of your very, very important conversation.


Well I've never been to Seattle. Unless you visit Chicago and routinely ride the 22, 125, or 37 near the busses near the back of the bus sometime during the 50 minutes I talk on my cell phone a month, I don't believe it's likely I am who you think I am. I'm not infallible but if I've talked on a phone on a bus or CTA car in the last month or two I would be extremely surprised.

If, for some reason, I happen to be wrong, you have my sincerest apologies.
2013-11-23 02:49:34 PM  
1 votes:

Enemabag Jones: "Invent keychain sized cell phone jammers if this gets approved.

It would not have have to be huge, just look like a GM car remote and would only have to work in bursts.  Just like that keychain tv remote thing."



Yes, because your right to not be subjected to (gasp!) nearby conversation in a semi-public place supersedes someone else's right to stay connected with their work team or speak to their loved ones.

You have every right and opportunity to be on a plane where the riff-raff isn't doing anything to annoy you: charter one. But you don't like that option, so you'd rather legislate other people out of rights -- or break the law yourself to deprive others of their rights, as you explicitly suggest above -- so that you can travel in an environment custom-tailored to your liking without paying extra for it.


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2013-11-23 02:36:20 PM  
1 votes:

NFA: "I'm okay with electronic devices being used on planes.  BUT NOT CELLPHONES!

Can you imagine being trapped next to some A-hole while he shouts into a cellphone for the entire 5 hour flight?"



Gosh, yeah, that would be pretty terrible. Good thing it's never existed.

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/ We're only against it if we can't charge for it.
2013-11-23 12:56:28 PM  
1 votes:
Can you imagine trying to post in a thread surrounded by people all blathering on about their oh-so-original take on cell phone use?
 
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