At this point, in 2012, we all know that if you use your cell phone on an airplane, that airplane will plummet to the ground. However, you’ll soon be able to use your cell phone aboard Virgin Atlantic flights thanks to the airline teaming up with AeroMobile to offer passengers mobile service while they’re in the air. That is, if you’re flying somewhere that isn’t the United States.

Unfortunately U.S. regulations prohibit any telephone use in commercial aircraft. Virgin Atlantic will start rolling out the service on flights between New York and London, but passengers will have to wait until they’re 250 miles out of American airspace before making any phone calls.

While cell phone service is never a bad thing, I can’t say that I’m too broken up that domestic flights won’t be filled with people gabbing on their cell phones. Then again, maybe that would stop them from talking to me.

via Slash Gear

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