Texting and talking on cellphones, long forbidden on U.S. airlines, will soon be an option for airlines and their passengers on domestic flights.
Gogo, a leading supplier of Wi-Fi connectivity for airlines, will soon offer a service that allows passengers to text and potentially make voice calls on their smartphones.
"There is strong demand for this service and the ability to text in flight," said Brad Jaehn, vice president of Gogo. "We think a lot of our users will want to have the option to text while in flight."
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Jaehn admits that U.S. airlines are unlikely to offer the talk service, as many surveys have shown people do not not want to be on planes while those sitting by them make phone calls.