We still find the idea’s merits to be dubious at best, but as of yesterday, cellphone calls in the air are possible.
Air France is the first company to bring you the technology with a special Airbus A318 equipped with OnAir’s special picocell hadrware. Passengers were able to make calls at 30,000 feet without causing the wings to fall off, as well as make text messages and use other cell features.
We think this is a bad idea, honestly. Having to hear a baby sobbing or a couple drunk frat boys talking about the babes they’re going to bone in Vegas is bad enough, but being trapped next to someone as they talk on the phone for hours would be maddening.