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SCT To Allow Cellphones On Planes (México)  
User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

On september 1st. there was published on "Diario Oficial de la Federación" (México´s goverment official paper) the new rule for Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-019-SCT3-2001 (Official Mexican Rule) that prohibited the use of mobile devices on planes, now from september 1st will be possible to use cellphones on airplanes.

Complete Rule at Diario Oficial de la Federación: (Spanish only)
http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5107655&fecha=01/09/2009

This overrides the rule stablished on december 4th 2001.

Still for now, there´s no info from airlines about permitting the use of mobile devices, as the rule do not say´s if it´s possible to use devices at the entire flight, some sources point that on some "certain phases of flight" will be possible to use your mobile, but still these phases have not being determined, this will be left to airlines to decide/establish.

Best Regards


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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

Here is the USA Today article.

http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/2009/0...ellphone-usage-on-its-flights.html

I have to say, I hope we dont' allow cell phones in the US. Who wants to listen to another person's conversation for a whole flight?

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Not only the whole conversation, just to hear all the new ringtones while you try to get some sleep in the plane, also the noise they cause.

Right now not all airlines will permit the use of cellphones, as they still have some issues with avionics/radios.

Best Regards



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User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Is it even technically viable to make a call during cruise? I'd think there are roaming and transmission power issues. My reading on this is that airlines are now able to allow cellphone use at their discretion. SCT won't mandate on flight phases details.

User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Completely right, Airlines still choose when is possible to let passenger to use cellphones, but at cruise, it´s barely impossible to get a call, as you´re pretty far away from any cell.

Saludos



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25165 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Excellente!

Quoting AM744 (Reply 3):
Is it even technically viable to make a call during cruise?

Yes Certainly - Emirates and Malaysian recently rolled out ability to use cell phones inflight to quite positive reviews.
Others like bmi, Qantas, Air France and Turkish will be conducting their own test soon.

Quoting N405MX (Reply 4):
but at cruise, it´s barely impossible to get a call, as you´re pretty far away from any cell.

Not at all. The technology is similar to onboard wifi, with aircraft is basically equipped with a cellphone router. Reception is supposed to be excellent.

The vendor EK uses is AeroMobile. http://www.aeromobile.net/



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User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2576 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):
The technology is similar to onboard wifi, with aircraft is basically equipped with a cellphone router. Reception is supposed to be excellent.

I guess when the aircraft is equipped with the antennas to use the routers or increase signal, but in planes w/o that equipment, it´ll be very hard to get signal.

That´s part of the issue here, that many airlines will have to modify aircraft or add some equipment s you can use your mobile onboard without trouble.

Best Regards



Life is what happens when you have other plans.....
User currently offlineCXB744 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Welcome to the new cabin divisions, Would you like talking or non-talking? (Chanting or Non Chanting  Wink )


What is it? It's A 747-400, but that's not important right now.
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25165 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2539 times:



Quoting N405MX (Reply 6):
That´s part of the issue here, that many airlines will have to modify aircraft or add some equipment s you can use your mobile onboard without trouble.

Yes it requires some modifications, however the airline derives revenues from such calls. Telephone use similar to wifi, buy on board food etc is simply another smart ancillary revenue stream for airlines.

Look at its success at Malaysian.

Passenger In-Flight Mobile Use Exceeds 40% on Malaysia Airlines
http://www.aeromobile.net/news.asp?ID=68



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User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2418 times:



Quoting CXB744 (Reply 7):
Welcome to the new cabin divisions, Would you like talking or non-talking? (Chanting or Non Chanting )

You made my day  Smile really good one

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):
Yes it requires some modifications, however the airline derives revenues from such calls.

MX did something like that in the 90´s when the A320´s entered service, offering air comunications, the issue was the price, to high for it´s time, maybe now it´s possible to make it cheapper, but who will pay for it ?

Best Regards



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User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2375 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):
Not at all. The technology is similar to onboard wifi, with aircraft is basically equipped with a cellphone router. Reception is supposed to be excellent.



Quoting N405MX (Reply 6):
I guess when the aircraft is equipped with the antennas to use the routers or increase signal, but in planes w/o that equipment, it´ll be very hard to get signal.

Ahh, now it all makes sense. As long as there is a cost (fair) involved I don't see this regulation been abused and it'll hopefully be a source of revenue for the airlines and convenience to passengers. I hope I'm not wrong.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25165 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

It basically works as out of network roaming with your cell phone carrier, which bills you and shares a portion with the revenue with a vendor like aerombile that EK and MH use.


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