WiFi on airlines?

RRlocoENGR

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Probably a silly question, but if I have my phone in airplane mode it disables WiFi. How do I use WiFi in the airplane mode? Surely there is a way to take advantage of WiFi in the air or internationally if you have your phone in the airplane mode.
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RRlocoENGR

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Thanks....I tried that and it works. Why does it disable Wi Fi in the first place?

Just because I am a curious person!
 
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I'd assume just incase you don't turn off your phone during takeoff. even though airplane mode is a sham as proven by mythbusters!
 

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Because it's supposed to kill all the radios - cellular, WiFi and GPS. They decided to allow WiFi use while in airplane mode back on 2.0, but you have to turn it on manually each time unless you jailbreak. If you use the SBSettings toggle to go into airplane mode, WiFi will remain on.

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Because it's supposed to kill all the radios - cellular, WiFi and GPS. They decided to allow WiFi use while in airplane mode back on 2.0, but you have to turn it on manually each time unless you jailbreak. If you use the SBSettings toggle to go into airplane mode, WiFi will remain on.

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epona, im shocked, you jailbreak? you seemed like such a nice girl
 

moose

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The only way it could hurt an aircraft is if the communication cables weren't shielded... they always are.
 

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Because it's supposed to kill all the radios - cellular, WiFi and GPS. They decided to allow WiFi use while in airplane mode back on 2.0, but you have to turn it on manually each time unless you jailbreak. If you use the SBSettings toggle to go into airplane mode, WiFi will remain on.

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Where is the Airplane Mode sbsettings toggle? I searched for it but all i found was bossprefs which will not launch... i already have sbsettings anyway, but only have toggles for individual phone, wifi, edge, 3G, etc...
 

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