The Real Reason Why Cellphones Are Banned On Airplanes

It has nothing to do with safety. “It seems a lot of people believe that the cellphone ban during takeoff and landing is safety related, and mandated by the FAA. It’s not. The FCC had the ban implemented because as planes fly along, full of hundreds of passengers, their phones simultaneously jump from one tower’s coverage to the next. As the cell systems are ancient, this can cause the network to crash. So the ban is a result of cellphone providers terrible infrastructure, and not because your phone could cause the aircraft to fall out of the sky.” -Ryan Brown. posted on

“It seems a lot of people believe that the cellphone ban during takeoff and landing is safety related, and mandated by the FAA.  It’s not.  The FCC had the ban implemented because as planes fly along, full of hundreds of passengers, their phones simultaneously jump from one tower’s coverage to the next. As the cell systems are ancient, this can cause the network to crash.  So the ban is a result of cellphone providers terrible infrastructure, and not because your phone could cause the aircraft to fall out of the sky.” -Ryan Brown.

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