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FILE - This Oct. 31, 2013 file photo shows a plane passenger checking her cell phone before a flight in Boston. While one government agency considers allowing cellphone calls on passenger planes, another now wants to ban them. The Transportation Department signals that it wants to impose a ban on inflight cellphone calls, just two months after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to pursue lifting the current ban. The FCC regulates wireless communications, while the transportation department regulates issues affecting airline passengers. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Airlines might allow phone calls using Wi-Fi on your flight under a new proposal


The Department of Transportation will let airlines decide if they want to ban in-flight calls.

Phone calls in the sky

The Department of Transportation on Thursday released its proposed rules which will let an airline decide if it wants to ban in-flight phone calls from using the aircraft's onboard Wi-Fi system or not, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The rules are meant "to protect airline passengers from being unwillingly exposed to voice calls within the confines of an aircraft," according to DOT.

Airlines will survey travelers' reactions before the proposal becomes official.

People are already voicing their opinions against the proposal.

This person is COMPLETELY against it.

"As if flying isn't irksome enough."

Should the DOT go through with this?

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