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Cellphones allowed on one airline

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You always hear your pilot saying turn off your cellphones, but passengers on one airline won't have to.

Virgin Atlantic is now offering cellphone service on flights from New York to London. Passengers will be able to use their cellphones to make calls, access email and send text messages.

Passengers will have to wait until the plane is up to 35,000 feet and so far, only six passengers at a time will be able to use the system.

The airline so far isn't saying how much the calls will cost.

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