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EVDO on Flights

I have a Verizon evdo card. I was wondering whether it is possible to have an evdo connection on a flight. may be flying on a chopper or a small airplane at or below 1000 feet. anyone with any experience?
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chintuvj

8/22/2022 - Mon
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isproca,

did u really mean 1000 feet or more.. ?? I was wondering since on a commercial flight u would be on 1000 feet only for a very limited time.. mostly during take offs and landings.. may be for seconds..
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chintuvj,
I have EVDO on my treo and right about the 1000 - 1500 ft mark I loose connectivity to the network.  Its hard to say but about there is where i see this.  DIfferent citys I have had different experiences, for instance Boston -- Once I come out of the clouds I have connections off and on till I land.  I seem to see different things in different areas.  With commercial flights your not that low for that long.
Freya28

that si because the transmittign stations for the cell providers is at that altitude.  if you go above the transmitters, then you are no longer under the service umbrella
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Freya.. the blog was really helpful. I was following the developments wiht Aircell. The blog is  one year old. Last week Aircell won the auction for the wireless spectrum from FCC. I think Verizon is out of the race. Do u have any idea about the height of the transmitters.

isproca , thanks for the explanation.. both of u guys have helped me a lot with ur information here and i would like to keep the question alive for another couple of days so that more people can let me know their experiences. Let me know if u have any more informations or links on this

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