Has anyone ever talked a flight attendant into letting you keep your phone (any phone) on while in "airplane mode"? If so, what did you do to get the privledge? It's been my experience that flight crew don't care what it is, if it CAN transmit anything, they won't allow it to be turned on at all. I have also heard crew say during the flight briefings that "Airplane Mode" doesn't count, at any time...not just takeoff and landing. My point is, all phone vendors now use this as a marketing tool, which in actual practice, is worthless in my experience. Now, I confess that I have used my XM satellite radio (Pioneer Inno) on board aircraft while in Sat Mode (supposedly a no no). But, the Inno looks just like any MP3 player and I've never been challenged on that. It also can't transmit anything. It's FM transmitter will only work if it's in the car dock.