The Federal Communications Commission at its December meeting will discuss a proposal to allow airline passengers to use their mobile phones for calls and to access data during flights. The phone use would be permitted after an aircraft clears 10,000 feet, but not during takeoffs and landings. "Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably, and the time is right to review our outdated and restrictive rules," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said.

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