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Top message:  Airplane vs. MP3 by dirktanner   Jan 24, 2005, 8:03 PM

Replying to:  Re: Airplane vs. MP3 by chitownbmx   May 13, 2005, 1:14 PM

Re: Airplane vs. MP3

by sdnyc    Aug 23, 2005, 12:56 AM

it will still allow emergency calls and therefore is effectively on.
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 (induce) the current in that coil. That’s how the phone know it’s being called, and then it goes into a transmitting mode.
Enjoy your flight.

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