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  1. #31
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: 'I'm On The Plane!' Phone Calls In Mid Air

    "Chris Blunt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    [snip]

    : What's the difference between a passenger talking on a
    : phone. and talking to the passenger seated next to him?

    You can't hear both sides of the conversation, very annoying ;-)

    Actually, most people on public transport seem to raise their voices far
    above the level they would use normally. I once spent 30 minutes on a bus
    listening to some idiot female on the back seat yakking on her mobile the
    entire time. I reckon I could have given a blow by blow description of her
    entire social life for the following month for quite some time
    afterwards..!

    At least with a bus you can get off when it gets unbearable (unless you're
    the driver..!) - no chance on a plane.

    BTW if anyone ever tells me talking on the phone while driving is
    dangerous, I tell them that driving a double decker with 60+ screaming
    schoolkids is *far* more distracting..!!

    Ivor




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  2. #32

    Re: 'I'm On The Plane!' Phone Calls In Mid Air

    Ivor Jones wrote:
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    >
    > BTW if anyone ever tells me talking on the phone while driving is
    > dangerous, I tell them that driving a double decker with 60+ screaming
    > schoolkids is *far* more distracting..!!
    >
    > Ivor
    >


    Imagine teaching them !



  3. #33
    Mike
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    Re: 'I'm On The Plane!' Phone Calls In Mid Air

    On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 11:51:39 +0800, Chris Blunt <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >What's the difference between a passenger talking on a phone. and
    >talking to the passenger seated next to him?


    I'm surprised you haven't noticed yet. The difference is the same as
    between a passenger on a train talking on a phone and talking to the
    the passenger seated next to him. Or between someone in an office
    talking on a phone and talking to someone next to him. Or between
    someone in a restaurant and ... Or, ...

    The differenece is that many (most?) people when talking into a mobile
    phone SHOUT and block out their surroundings so completely that they
    have no comprehension of the adverse effect they're having on those
    around them. Talking on a mobile phone in company is extremely
    anti-social; it's one of those things that should be restricted to
    consenting adults in private.

    Mike.




  4. #34
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: 'I'm On The Plane!' Phone Calls In Mid Air

    On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 13:21:36 +0100, Simon <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Chris Blunt wrote:
    >> On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:46:35 +0000, Adam Funk <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 2008-03-28, Ivor Jones wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Dave Higton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> : In message <[email protected]>
    >>>> : Mark Carver <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> :
    >>>> : > So, either way what's the point of having mobile
    >>>> : > access in the air ?
    >>>> :
    >>>> : To stave off the boredom.
    >>>>
    >>>> Go to sleep..? Or read a book..? Works for me.
    >>> And of course, good luck doing that with some idiot blabbing "I'm on
    >>> the plane!" beside you!

    >>
    >> What's the difference between a passenger talking on a phone. and
    >> talking to the passenger seated next to him?
    >>
    >> Chris

    >
    >You get to listen in on the conversation and the conversation is likely
    >to be more meaningful than "Hey, I bet you cant guess where I'm calling
    >from".


    OK, perhaps you're right. but at $4 a minute I don't think many people
    are going to be making long calls for trivial things like that, at
    least once the novelty of the new service is over.

    Chris



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