8/7/2006

Airlines to replace ‘no smoking’ with ‘no mobile’

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:22 pm

“No mobile” signs are to replace the outdated “no smoking” signs above airline seats with the introduction of in-flight mobile phone services in Europe next year.

Air France will be the first airline to try out the satellite-based technology early next year, followed by the U.K.’s BMI and Portugal’s TAP.

The “no mobile” sign will show a mobile phone crossed out and will be illuminated during takeoff until the plane has reached a certain altitude in order to ensure there is no interference with mobile networks on the ground.

“After takeoff, an announcement will be made that passengers are allowed to use their mobile phones. At this point the ‘no mobile’ sign will be turned off,” a spokesman for OnAir told Silicon.com.

 

One Response to “Airlines to replace ‘no smoking’ with ‘no mobile’”

  1. micheal Says:

    very interesting post.. im definately coming back for more!

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