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Mifi on Airplane
BGMurphy2009
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Has anyone tried using Mifi in flight?  Does it work?  Is it illegal (probably)?

 

Thanks.

 

 

BGM

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Re: Mifi on Airplane
Brothergrim
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I would assume not allowed just like cell phones arnt allowed to be on. Plus you need to be in range of a tower. So depending on where your flying could casue an issue as well.

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Re: Mifi on Airplane
Heird
Member

In general, it just won't work.  In some instances, with varying altitudes, your card would be able to get service, but it uses the same EVDO abilities like a phone, so it would be "disallowed" via FCC regulations.  Some airline companies provide WiFi on flights, I beleive Delta has recently joined in.

 

But short answer, no, it won't work.  At least it shouldn't.  And it frowned upon by the airlines.

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Re: Mifi on Airplane
blackwidowinsc
Just like a cell phone, turn if off while in flight.  If you keep it on attempting to establish  aninternet connection, I could see a fast reduction in your battery level for the device.  It would constantly search for a 1X signal that it will not find, and this will drain the batterty quickly.
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