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Verizon Wireless Customer Discount on Airfone

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Steven J Sobol, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. CharlesH <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote:

    > This may not be as silly as it sounds. The FCC regulation prohibiting
    > use of cellular phones in airborne aircraft (47CFR22.925) specifically
    > uses the term "Cellular Radiotelephone Service", which is a formal term
    > referring specifically to the 850MHz A/B band cellular service, not PCS
    > or SMR (as used by Nextel). Have these rules been extended to cover PCS
    > and SMR service?


    Regarding SMR: who cares? Nextel runs SMR in the same frequency range as
    the 800 MHz wireless carriers, so it's logical to assume that interference
    an 800MHz phone could cause could also be caused by a Nextel handset.

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  2. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <W6CdnWjz6a65ltDd4p2dnA@lmi.net>,
    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >CharlesH <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> This may not be as silly as it sounds. The FCC regulation prohibiting
    >> use of cellular phones in airborne aircraft (47CFR22.925) specifically
    >> uses the term "Cellular Radiotelephone Service", which is a formal term
    >> referring specifically to the 850MHz A/B band cellular service, not PCS
    >> or SMR (as used by Nextel). Have these rules been extended to cover PCS
    >> and SMR service?

    >
    >Regarding SMR: who cares? Nextel runs SMR in the same frequency range as
    >the 800 MHz wireless carriers, so it's logical to assume that interference
    >an 800MHz phone could cause could also be caused by a Nextel handset.


    The FCC rules are concerned with interference to the cellular system
    (due to too many cells being hit by the airborne phone), not interference
    with aircraft avionics. This is why the rule applies to craft such as
    hot-air balloons, gliders, etc.

    The question may be moot, since the FAA regulations FAR Section 91.21
    and its Advisory Circular 91.21-1 allow airlines to prohibit certain
    portable electronic device which may interfere with aircraft systems,
    specifically stating that use of any device which is a radio transmitter
    by design should be prohibited. Pretty much covers it all, including
    FRS walkie-talkies, citizen band, etc.
     

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