NEW Technology?

Hold The Phone!

Did anyone else watch Headline News this morning where on Robin & Company, Robin Meads reported about
NEW technology that will allow you to make cellphone calls from any commercial airliner soon? While discussing
this with her air traffic reporter, Rally Contreras who said he's never made a successfull call from an airliner,
Robin said that the only way it was possible was that the airplane had to be equipped with the necessary
transmitter attached to it able send your cellphone signal to a satellite in outer space. Now, doesn't this
contradict what the editor of Popular Mechanics claims when he said that on the day of 9/11, anyone could
be able to make a cellphone call from airliners flying up to 35,000ft.?? If this is NEW technology...where was it
at the time the 9/11 victims were supposedly making cellphone calls before their airliners crashed?

Anyone see that report? Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure I heard it right!