House Moves Toward Banning In-Flight Calls

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(CNN) — In Washington, lawmakers on the House Transportation Committee approved a new bill Tuesday that would ban talking on your cell phone while flying.

The proposed bill comes after the FCC announced last year it planned to lift its decades-old ban on in-flight cell phone use.

The bill would allow use of mobile and tablet devices, but not voice communications.

Similar bills have been proposed in the Senate.

According to a Quinnipiac University Poll taken last December, 59% of Americans didn’t want cell phones used on flights.

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