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Do you need to play Angry Birds during takeoff? Is the next page in Game of Thrones just begging you to read it right this very moment? If so, there's a new petition on petition on the White House's website demanding that customers be allowed to use their electronic devices, if they're on airplane mode, during takeoff and landing. After various new reports claim that there's maybe really no harm in having devices like smartphones, tablets and iPods on when usually, flight attendants tell you to shut'em all down, a group of citizens has posted a petition asking President Obama to give them the right to keep those products on.
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
allow airline passengers to use electronic devices in "airplane mode" during takeoff and landing
Portable electronic devices like the Amazon Kindle, the iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry devices all have "airplane mode" built in to the devices software that minimizes the electronic signals these devices emit.