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You Can Talk On Your Cell Phone While Flying Virgin Atlantic!

Virgin Atlantic cell phone usage

First people needed alcohol to fly, then they needed movies, but now Virgin Atlantic is taking customer satisfaction to the next level by introducing the first plane equipped for cellular phone usage!

The company announced that passengers traveling between New York City and London aboard the A330 Airbus plane will soon be able to make in-flight phone calls, send and receive texts, check e-mail, and surf the Web for $1.20 a minute.

Only 6 passengers can use the general packet radio service at a time, which is "intended for use in exceptional situations, when passengers need to send an SMS, make a quick call, or access an e-mail on a BlackBerry."

Much to Alec Baldwin's disappointment, however, phones still can't be used during take-off or landing. Ha!

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