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RE: How do I log on while in flight?

  • From: James Smith
  • Date: Fri Jun 28 13:28:59 2002

Title: RE: How do I log on while in flight?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mansey, Jon [mailto:Jon_Mansey@verestar.com]
>
> 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.
>

Not a problem. Your cell phone is on your hip, buried in the seat with another body next to it. Great shielding. You are in a giant metal tube, which also has great shielding properties. It is most likely a small one, and incapable of great power output.

  You would have to get it and bring it up closer to the window level to really get a signal out line of sight to a tower.

  It would be instructive to see FCD alarm stats plotted by time and location...


James H. Smith II NNCDS NNCSE
First Call Response Center
Professional Services - Network Engineer
The Presidio Corporation




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