Government Takes Next Steps to Allow Phone Calls on Flights

FCC says it will consider allowing phone calls above 10,000 feet in the air.
3:00 | 11/22/13

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cell phones. The government, now to be considering overturning its ban on in-flight phone use, which means your next flight could get a whole lot noisier. Abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport this morning. Good morning to you, david. Reporter: Josh, I got to tell you, passengers nearly begged to use their devices to play games or read on planes. They won. But now, the government is thinking about allowing you to make a call on your phone. And not everyone is happy about that idea. We've all heard it before. You know how you're on an airplane and the flight attendant tells you to turn your cell phone off. Reporter: But this morning, the phone calls you hear every day, are a step closer to the seat next to you on a plane. There's some things that are a little too personal. And you don't really want to know. Reporter: The fcc says it will consider allowing phone calls above 10,000 feet. It's much like a crying baby on a flight. Reporter: The technology already exists. Instead of using a cell signal, you use wi-fi. Flight attendants are adamantly opposed. Passengers have rejected that notion. And flight attendants don't want to have that onboard, either. Reporter: Passengers would most likely be charged. What if you don't want to sit next to someone on the phone? Would you have to pay for a quiet zone seat? Passengers might not want the phone calls. If the airlines think they can make enough money o of this, they might go ahead with the plan anyway. Reporter: If approved, it is up to the airlines. United, customers have expressed concern. Jetblue, people may not want change. Delta, asked if it would allow phone calls in flight, said no. This is not going to happen anytime soon. In fact, it could take up to a year. And if the airlines are right, robin, the passengers might say no, thanks. Don't want to hear somebody on their phone. The passengers right here on the desk are in agreement with you, david. Yes. Thanks so much. Yeah. Now, to the newly released

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