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Do you turn off your phone when they tell you to on an airplane?

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Turn it off, or leave it on?

Poll closed May 12, 2011.
  1. I turn my cellphone off.

    3 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. I leave my cellphone on. (Vibrate of course... nosy attendants)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Airplane Mode (It makes me feel more confortable about leaving it on.)

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
By NeoFryBoy
May 5, 2011
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  1. Simple. An airline isn't going to risk the lives of their passengers and their reputation ;). If the cellphone could crash a plane they would collect them at the door. So, do you shut yours down or just switch to vibrate?
     
  2. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    I turn off the GSM broadcast and simply switch to 'airplane-safe' 3G.

    But yeah really, it's not like the airplane is gonna plummet and skydive just because some dude/dudette has his/her cellphone left 'on.' But I've seen GSM broadcasting interference with analogue instruments, so I'll just stick to 'airplane mode' for now.
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,209   +424

    Not willing to risk my life for a little more connectivity that I probably don't want anyway. If the guy/gal in control of my life says turn off my phone then I do it.
     
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Always do when flying, plus it provides a valid excuse for not having to answer the phone.
     

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