So that I can go online? Does it have signal in the air?
Asked by Alex on November 17, 2009. Last Edited on November 17, 2009.
According to airplane security regulations, you are not allowed to use cellular connections on an airplane.
As far as I know, it is technically possible to make phone calls (via the 2G network). 3G has lower range, so it could be impossible to connect from that altitude.
Answered by brandstaetter on November 17, 2009.
It's bad citizenship to use cellular on a (standard) plane. Because of your altitude, your phone tends to connect to multiple cells simultaneously and use very large amounts of bandwidth. It may be technically possible but it's a violation of the rules of most airlines and it's not nice. Is it really so bad to be off the grid for a few hours?
Answered by CarlF on November 17, 2009.
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