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FAA to allow passengers to use cell phones, tablets entire flight; no phone calls

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration has just announced they will now allow passengers to use tablets and cell phones during their entire flight.

However, you still will not be able to make phone calls.

NBC News reported the agency will be relaxing guidelines on passenger electronic device use during takeoff and landing, allowing the use of tablets, e-readers, DVD players and video game consoles during these critical phases of flight.

Making a phone call or sending a text during landing and takeoff still won’t be allowed.

Passengers will not be able to  transmit any kind of signal from an electronic device during that time, for instance, from a tablet that also uses cell signals for data.

Basically, the devices should be in “airplane mode” during take off and landing.

MORE: Get more information on the relaxed guidelines from NBC News