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RE: How do I log on while in flight?

  • From: Mansey, Jon
  • Date: Fri Jun 28 13:11:47 2002

Does anyone else find this too hard to believe? I cant be the only one who
has inadvertantly forgotten to power off their cell phone while flying. This
must happen all the time, but we don't hear about horrible DoS of cell
networks.

Or is this why cell service sucks so badly in some places? ;-)

Jm


> To add to it, it is not system specific.  Depending on the 
> size of the MSA (metropolitin service area) or RSA (rural 
> service area) footprint, there may be as many as 4 or 5 
> cellular network carriers effected in this cascading failure 
> by a SINGLE airborne mobile.
> 
> So, now you know one of the more UNKNOWN reasons why it is 
> not legal to use a cell phone while airborne.  It is a great 
> way to DoS the network and the carriers, subscribers, and FCC 
> don't want that.




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