|Quoting ZRH (reply 1):|
I don't think that, on 30000 feet a mobile phone would reach an antenna.
Not true at all ... I worked on mobile systems whereby cruise ships can install normal mobile networks onboard (far away from the nearest land-based antenna) by utilizing satellite communications.
There is a delay on the signal of course, but it's not that noticeable.
The same thing can be done on planes.
Now roaming from one operator to another while moving, is another story, but whoever gets the contract will iron that problem out.
I accept bribes ... :-)