POLITICAL: Cell phone ban

CNET December 10, 2013
How do you feel about in-flight cell phone calls?

Dear CNET members,

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In October the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave the green light to allow the use of electronic devices from takeoff to landing, which allows you to play games, read books, listen to music and videos, and so on. But what it doesn’t allow is voice calls or mobile broadband services. However, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering also lifting this ban — which would mean that at above 10,000 feet, the person next to you could break out his cell phone and start chatting with his buddies about what a great partying week he had.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not too keen on hearing everyone’s conversations throughout my flight. And the great news is a chairman of the House Transportation Committee agrees with me (OK, he’s not exactly agreeing with me, but I share his opinion). As he says, flights are noisy enough without having to listen to a plane full of passengers shouting to be heard on their phones. He has introduced a bill that would prohibit passengers from making in-flight cell phone calls on commercial aviation flights.

So what do you think of all this? Do you support a bill to prohibit cell phone calls in planes? Why or why not? Do you even think the government should be involved in this at all or should it be left to the airlines to decide? If the ban was lifted, what do you imagine would happen? More air rage and scuffles among passengers? Or maybe nothing — people will be respectful and everyone will be able to take advantage of it. Check out this CNET article titled “New House bill seeks to ban in-flight cell phone calls” and share your thoughts!

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Why can’t the airlines decide? I’d much rather have free wifi.

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CLOUD: Verizon changes TOS and cuts you off


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Verizon Discontinuing Personal Web Space

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Anyone else get the email today? No great loss :p —————— IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL WEB SPACE SERVICE Dear Valued Verizon Customer, At Verizon, we strive to keep you informed of changes that may impact your Verizon online experience. That’s why we wanted to notify you that as of March 15, 2014, the Site Builder tool and the online Personal Web Space pages will be decommissioned. – You will continue to be able to view any web pages you created until September 30, 2014, but will not be able to create new pages, update or make any changes to existing pages after March 15, 2014 – If you currently pay for additional Web Space, this charge will be automatically removed from your account after March 15, 2014 when your online Personal Web Space service is decommissioned – Customers who purchased VerizonYourDomain to establish a personal website/domain are not impacted by this change – If you have previously used the Site Builder tool to create your own web page(s) you may un-publish or delete your content by taking the following steps: – Log into your account at http://verizon.com/myverizon – Navigate to Accounts and Services/My Services/Internet Click – Security & Free Tools/Manage Click – Personal Web Space Click – Actions/Edit My Website Click – Advanced Options icon in the bottom right corner of the screen Under Site Options Select Unpublish/Delete/Copy Site or Download Site Please Note: All Web Space pages will be permanently deleted as of September 30, 2014. While you cannot directly transfer your website to another provider or use any stock images from Site Builder , you may be able to download the images that you originally uploaded by clicking on the “Download Site” link within the Advanced Options setting. If you are looking for an alternative provider to host your domain and website, you may contact Web.com directly at 855-852-5186 for information on their services and pricing. Thank you for your continued use of Verizon services. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you. Sincerely, Your Verizon Team

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And why do you believe the ISPs?

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