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A 2013 proposal to allow cell phone calls during airplane flights will be thrown out by the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC prohibited in-flight phone calls in 1991 because of concerns about interference with wireless networks on the ground.

Advances in technology have eliminated those concerns, but tech hasn’t changed the fact that in-flight phone calls could be annoying to fellow passengers.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is proposing that the FCC terminate the proceeding that might have lifted the in-flight call ban.
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