March 16, 2010
However until someone mentions that there is new policy from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wi-Fi issues over the communications thing. Here is the last paragraph of “WiFi in the Sky” from the fact sheet:
While passengers are welcome to access the web, U.S. airlines offering WiFi service block the use of inflight calling using Skype or similar applications. This is not an FAA restriction; they are simply responding to the overwhelming majority of their customers, who prefer silent communications to the public nature of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) calls.
That would include our videophone if steward saw us use American Sign Language (ASL) to make awesome communicate. They would probably panic and tell us to turn it off and use Instant Messenger instead.
Man, it would probably hurt the deaf community if there is more commercial airlines start to blocks every video conversation. I guess what someone saying on other weblog. That he or she thinks it’s like terrorist thing. That’s no fun.
Thank chevy57 for bring up the information!