Yes On Phones, No On Talking: Poll

Passengers would use cell's silent features, don't want neighbor yammering in their ear
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 4:30 PM CDT
Yes On Phones, No On Talking: Poll
Motorola cell phones are displayed in a New York store in this March 26, 2008, file photo.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Americans want wireless service on airplanes, but not voice calls, PC World reports. A survey finds 60% would use silent features like texting and email, but 74% think that no matter what, conversations shouldn’t be allowed. Americans "don't want to be forced to listen to the conversation of the passenger sitting next to them," a pollster says. (More cell phones stories.)

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