Phones on planes, a matter of choice.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is considering a proposal that would require airlines to notify passengers if they allow the use of mobile wireless devices, such as smartphones, to make telephone calls and to send messages while in the air.

The government is also seeking comments on whether to prohibit airlines from allowing voice calls on such devices and you have until Feb. 13 to give it a piece of your mind, and I suggest you do.

Not going to let a few bad emails stop me from fixing this T-Mobile case!

When Angelika Blendstrup and her daughter arrived in France recently, they were certain that they wouldn’t be cut off from their friends and family back in the U.S. After all, they’d carefully selected a pricey T-Mobile plan that they were assured would work in Europe. But when they deplaned, they found that their mobile phones didn’t work — and they had to pay extra for inadequate service.

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