EU: passengers can start using smartphones coming weeks in plane




Passengers in Europe in the coming weeks to use their smartphone from anywhere during taxi, takeoff and landing of the airplane. Airlines will adjust their rules regarding the use of electronic devices in the coming weeks.

Vliegtuig With the change in the rules for the first Europeans to use their smartphone, tablet, e-reader or music throughout the flight, said European Commissioner Kallas responsible.

Airplane mode on smartphones is not directly superfluous bells and other use of the mobile network is still not permitted during taxi, takeoff and landing. Kallas has asked the EASA to also consider whether a smartphone should make a mobile network. Use during all phases of the flight again The EASA will release about a new directive within a few months, but it is not yet certain whether users than ever their phone in airplane mode need to convert.

For the mobile netwerkop great height to use the aircraft must have special equipment on board, because the regular mobile network after takeoff from functioning quickly. Or, users can switch to the network in the plane or before will have to pay, it automatically is unclear.
Use equipment in aircraft Airplane mode on Airplane mode off
Taxi Yes No
Take off Yes No
At high altitude Yes Yes
Nations Yes


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