The strict rules for turning off electronic gadgets are set to be relaxed by the FAA. (Check out the nice graphic by the Wall St Journal). Voice calls are still not allowed : a good thing in my opinion. Fliers are split 50-50 on the question if blabbing on the phone should be allowed. It ‘adds to the noise pollution in the cabin’ says some, and I agree. Some inconsiderate (oblivious?) passengers don’t need phones to talk loudly all through the flight, of course. Time to deploy those 33 dB noise reduction rated earplugs, or Bose noise-canceling headphones!