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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:20 AM
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31. A question...
Where were the planes relative to the ground when the calls were made? At what altitude?

If they were anywhere within a 100 miles of NYC it's likely the planes were at a low altitude and there were dozens of cell towers within just a few miles of the planes. As you approach NYC, the density of cells becomes unreal.

At 30,000+ feet I can see locking onto a cell could be a bit dicey but if the planes were under 10,000 feet when the calls were made then it doesn't seem like such a stretch to me.

Unless you have the location and altitude at the time the calls were made I just don't see you getting a satisfactory answer to this question.
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  -Study on cell phone use on airliners in flight ... hack89  Mar-01-06 05:17 PM   #0 
  - Nice find  LARED   Mar-01-06 06:03 PM   #1 
  - Very informative article.  jschurchin   Mar-01-06 06:04 PM   #2 
  - Then why would they do THIS?  dchill   Mar-01-06 06:28 PM   #3 
  - Where in your link does it say ...  hack89   Mar-01-06 06:45 PM   #5 
  - If "safety is the issue" ...  dchill   Mar-01-06 08:12 PM   #12 
  - He is protected ...  hack89   Mar-01-06 08:41 PM   #14 
     - Then so am I...  dchill   Mar-01-06 09:06 PM   #16 
  - Good catch  Kevin Fenton   Mar-02-06 01:21 AM   #20 
  - I love it!  MrSammo1   Mar-10-06 02:42 AM   #30 
  - A few things missing  simonm   Mar-01-06 06:44 PM   #4 
  - Is everything a conspiracy to you?  hack89   Mar-01-06 06:47 PM   #6 
     - No  simonm   Mar-01-06 06:51 PM   #7 
        - Oh .. I see. nt  hack89   Mar-01-06 06:56 PM   #8 
  - I don't understand why this is a debatable issue  dotcosm   Mar-01-06 07:02 PM   #9 
  - Reason  simonm   Mar-01-06 07:14 PM   #10 
     - Right, I'm aware of what the actual debate is,  dotcosm   Mar-01-06 07:24 PM   #11 
     - According to Daniel Hoipsicker, what's most provable is  petgoat   Mar-10-06 04:31 AM   #32 
  - Does not confirm legitimacy of 9-11 cell phone use  mirandapriestly   Mar-01-06 08:34 PM   #13 
  - Never said it did ..  hack89   Mar-01-06 08:43 PM   #15 
  - There is apparently more than one way...  dchill   Mar-01-06 09:19 PM   #17 
     - someone was hoping no one would read the article  mirandapriestly   Mar-01-06 10:43 PM   #18 
        - Which brings me full circle...  dchill   Mar-01-06 10:59 PM   #19 
           - Well, maybe they've changed the technology  mirandapriestly   Mar-02-06 02:11 AM   #21 
  - No, but it confirms again that cell phones work on airplanes.  greyl   Mar-02-06 02:45 AM   #22 
     - It does not say WHEN or WHERE the phones were used  mirandapriestly   Mar-09-06 11:42 PM   #24 
        - Sure it does..  zforce   Mar-10-06 12:27 AM   #26 
           - I meant in the ieee article....  mirandapriestly   Mar-10-06 01:39 AM   #27 
  - so the cell phone calls of the 'so called passengers' on 9/11  savemefromdumbya   Mar-09-06 11:08 PM   #23 
  - Altitude and Speed duh..  zforce   Mar-10-06 12:24 AM   #25 
  - how did you find that?  mirandapriestly   Mar-10-06 01:45 AM   #28 
     - Analogue or digital?  Kevin Fenton   Mar-10-06 02:00 AM   #29 
  - A question...  salvorhardin   Mar-10-06 03:20 AM   #31 

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