Passengers will be able to make and receive calls and send and receive e-mails and text messages once the system is in place, Airbus said.
Cabin crew will be able to engage a "voice-off" mode which only allows SMS text messaging and e-mail services, Airbus noted.
The beginning of the end, at least they can turn the voice mode off. But I would imagine that there will be some pretty annoyed people on board, especially if they get stuck next to a loud passenger, who feels the entire plane should hear their life story or some great deal they closed. And I bet some business people will be annoyed, no longer will they be able to say getting on the plane so I have to turn my phone off.
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