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High-Wire Act

When can we use our cell phones in the air, already?

This story appears in the May 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Can your cell phone fly? It's a timely and controversialquestion, according to Terry Wiseman, publisher of the in-flightentertainment newsletter Airfax.

By the end of this year, at least three airlines-,Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines-will offer on-board Internetconnections. And soon after that, airlines could begin testingsystems that would allow you to use wireless devices while theaircraft is in flight.

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