Get a grip, America. Or, rather, get a grip, Congress and the media. From the sounds of things, allowing passengers to speak on cell phones aboard aircraft would be horrendous. Chatty Cathy would be let loose. Strong-arming salesmen would have a field day. Teenage lovers would coo and woo each other while flying across the country. I doubt it.
The USA is a free country. We do not need congressmen telling us when we can speak on the phone and when we can not. Nor do we need the Department of Transportation to chime in with a new rule.