How to listen to music via Bluetooth on an Airplane?
I just got off a plane, and found out you seemingly CAN'T listen to music stored on your phone with bluetooth without turning ON your cell phone connection, something you can't do on an airplane. I can turn off the data connection, but from what I understand flying with a cell phone radio on will drain the battery quickly as it connect to a LOT of cell towers all at once as you fly over them, besides being illegal to have a cell phone on during flight. Is there a way to turn the cell phone off, and leave your bluetooth working?!?
- 10-24-2010, 09:00 AM #2
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- 10-24-2010, 08:15 PM #8
anything personal wireless/transmitter is a no no on an airplane.
I got busted one time for using a wireless mouse with my laptop.
The only time I have heard of allowed wireless is when the carrier offers their own Wifi. Sounds like a racket to me....
- 10-25-2010, 02:47 PM #9
I do this all the time. Go get the "Network" app by Philipp Mangelow from the market. Use the button "Turn Off Radio" when in-flight. Keeps BT on (unlike Airplane Mode) and affects nothing else.Sprint EVO HW Rev 0002 Build 3.70.651.1
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- 10-25-2010, 04:21 PM #10
it's all a big scam. i've had my ipod in my ears running from the time i sat down after boarding until we landed with out the attendant saying anything.
i also normally just leave my phone on in my pocket and the plane hasn't crashed. (i would turn the evo to airplane mode for batterly life)
- 10-25-2010, 04:57 PM #11
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I would think BT would fall under the "devices that transmit or receive data" and would not be allowed. Basically it's a wireless technology.
As for the "scam" thing, yeah, but it's the rules. I would just get a pair of earbuds to avoid any arguments with flight attendants (which you will no doubt lose).
- 10-25-2010, 07:02 PM #12
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- 10-26-2010, 12:57 PM #14
I don't fly much but know a bit about it. Take offs and landings are the most crucial time that these could be the most problematic. Even the ones that have Wi-Fi only allow it during the flight itself and that is controlled.
From my understanding most modern planes equipment are shielded enough that it most likely would not cause any harm but why take a chance?
There are lives at stake here... It would only take that one time that a BT signal somehow spiked or bounced off everything in just such a fashion to mess a Gage up somehow in the cockpit. It only takes one time and don't say that it 100% could not happen. iiSystems Analyst by trade, drummer by desire and music lover by birth.
A self proclaimed geek and gadget nut. ii <--Drum sticks
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