What is Airplane mode????

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Steve H, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. swallman

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    Just throwing in my 2 cents (for anyone that might be interested)...

    I've recently used the in-flight WiFi and was pleasantly surprised at the speed (connected with my laptop). Was able to connect to my company's Cisco VPN Concentrator, and remotely connect to servers I needed to support. Made me much more productive during the flight (even though it did cost $ 10)...
     
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    I thought it made your Droid sprout wings and a pair of turbofans? That's IT! I'm taking this useless thing back tomorrow. :mad:
     
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    Cut that out... otherwise tomorrow we will see a thread demanding this be fixed in the next OTA update. :rofl3:
     
  4. donnycouchpotato

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    Not so sure

    Just got back from a trip to arizona, continental airlines. Prior to take off the message comes over to disable all portable devises, etc, the flight attendant just happens to be standing next to me and sees me toggle the plane mode switch, she says turn the phone off, not put it in plane mode, so I do it not to cause a problem, but after I did I asked her what's the point of having plane mode if I can't use it, she said off is off, you can turn your device back on when the captain says its ok. So while I understand the battery saving aspect of plane mode, and the shut down of data transfer, what is it with the phone that would make this attendant force me to do a complete shut down?
     
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    Yep, as soon as the flight attendent tells you to do it, consider it Federal law.

    At this point, it's a function of the FAA and airlines. There's still plenty of cell-phone stigma out there, so dont expect this to change in the near future (though, I've heard rumors that Delta is working on it).

    The last couple United and American flights I was on, the flight attendent allowed cell phones in airplane mode, but I dont necessarily see that as gospel.
     
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