Cell phone signals don't come from space?

This hard thing to admit, but...


...I never turn off my electronics when I fly.

I may pause whatever I'm listening to and take my headphones off, but that's it. I don't even switch my phone to airplane mode.

From time to time I even try to text just to see if it works.


This last flight home I was playing with my phone and noticed that there was no signal, I jokingly thought, "Maybe we're going too fast to get a signal."

I looked to the sky and thought, "but for reals, we're closer to space, shouldn't the satellites, right..."

Then I realized.

I don't think I know how cellphones work?

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.