Airplane vs. MP3
One reason I bought the 6230 is the MP3 player. One place I like to listen to MP3s is on an airplane. However, having a cell phone on during a plane trip is not allowed. Is there a way for my to safely disable the phone reception so that I can use it in-flight?
Good question, yes?
However I think you can set call-forwarding on to avoid the phone ringing.
Turning the phone off is a way around the regulation. The rule asks you to turn it off so that there is no communication between the phone and the network.
By not having it ring - you arent stopping communication. For instance you could still receive messages (SMS) from the network.
So as per the regulation - that is still unsafe.
Now whether they really need to stop communication or not is a completely different argument all together
One of the airlines are now considering allowing cell phone use on their flights. Turn off your ringer and use your MP3 function for heaven sake.
the thing is that if you are not initiating a call, your phone is not an active radio device, it is "listening” and not emitting any radio waves, so it's theoretically and for all practical purposes “OK” to have it on the plane, just don't try to dial and call anyone, and hopeful nobody will be able to reach you 30K ft high.
Not that the flight attendants allow you to do it, but you don’t have to flash it. Just have you headphones on and tuck the phone away. You conscious can be clear - you will not be cause any interference, because, as I said you device inactive, passive coil waiting for a signal (strong, directed magnetic field) from the cell tower to create (...
GENERALLY, with all technologies, except iDEN (Nextel), the phone, when it’s switched on, first registers with the closest/most available tower. Then it is passive until it’s called. The system knows what tower you are registered with and sends the first request for connection to that tower. If the phone is not answering they have the different algorithms to ask the towers around and so forth - to start emitting the request for connection with the phone. Sometimes the algorithms is set up not to go further then the region. It used to be (a few years ago) with CDMA (Verizon) that if you had your phone ON all throughout the flight and tried to call as soon as you landed, the sig...