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You No Longer Need To 'Airplane Mode' Your Smartphone While Flying
As of last week, passengers will be allowed to use their phones, laptop, and other devices without any restrictions on airplanes. Airlines also have the opportunity to implement 5G services so customers can stay connected their whole trip.
Words From The Commissioner
Commissioner for the Internal Market, Theirry Breton, states: “5G will enable innovative services for people and growth opportunities for European companies. The sky is no longer a limit when it comes to possibilities offered by super-fast, high-capacity connectivity.” Since 2008, wifi has been allowed on airplanes. Usually for long flights and for a fee to be paid to the airline. Now, thanks to a new technology called “pico-cell,” passengers will be able to connect to 5G through a satellite network.
Why Did We Put Our Phons On Airplane Mode?
Anyone whose ever flown knows to turn their phones on to airplane mode upon boarding any aircraft. However, what was the reason for doing that? Do smartphones have the capability to interfere with plane signals? Or was it all in the name of safety?
Honestly, no proven risk factors exist for using your phone on an airplane. However, it is requested that passengers stay safe. As of now, flight attendants will still ask you to turn your devices off. According to research, there hasn’t been one flight linked to plane accidents because of smartphones.