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    I just flew back from LA yesterday and I kept my treo on to see what happened... Over the areas I knoew I would receive no coverage, it went to a red blink.... Then, when I got over las vegas, and most of texas, Icould use snappermail, verichat and the web... The download were a little sperratic, but it worked!!!!


    My ohter cell phones would go in and out of service every so often. I am not sure what was gong on but it worked like a charm.... Seems like the data stream was continuous.
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    Thats a little illegal and dangerous, assuming you were on a commercial flight
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    Originally posted by jdavid
    Thats a little illegal and dangerous, assuming you were on a commercial flight
    Illegal, yes. Dangerous, I really doubt it. More like pilot paranoia.

    Still, I wouldn't go doing something like that.
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    Originally posted by metsfan


    Illegal, yes. Dangerous, I really doubt it. More like pilot paranoia.

    Still, I wouldn't go doing something like that.
    Metsfan, when will you update Keycapshack for the 600? I'll be sure to donate when you do.
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    Originally posted by dcopperfield
    I just flew back from LA yesterday and I kept my treo on to see what happened... Over the areas I knoew I would receive no coverage, it went to a red blink.... Then, when I got over las vegas, and most of texas, Icould use snappermail, verichat and the web... The download were a little sperratic, but it worked!!!!


    My ohter cell phones would go in and out of service every so often. I am not sure what was gong on but it worked like a charm.... Seems like the data stream was continuous.
    So, that's why my calls couldn't go through the other day!

    Don't let the FCC or the FAA find out -- if they do, they will have a pair of silver bracelets for you when you land!
    << My command as we escape Palm HQ with a new Pre 3>>.

    Treo 300 >> Treo 600 >> Treo 650 >> Treo 755 >> Instinct >> Pre- >> TouchPad
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    More like I wouldn't go advertising that I did it on purpose. It is a FAA Violation...

    They have proven cell phones do not affect Airplane Equipment over and over again. It is just plain paranoia. Letís not forget about all these laptops and other devices with wireless and Bluetooth that are brought onto airplanes and the radios are not turned off...
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    why is it dangerous cell phones do not interfere with airplane communications. If that were the case why can you get various data connections or use the phones in the planes....anlt b/c they want you to pay for the service. The FCC is doing some studies to see about allowing cell phone use in airplanes anyway.
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    Illegal, yes. Dangerous, I really doubt it. More like pilot paranoia.

    Related link, a bit dated but useful.

    http://www.usatoday.com/travel/colum...t/elliott4.htm
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    It generally is not dangerous but it has the potentiol to be dangerous, like you know when your cellphone is near your computer screen it could make it go funny, well bassicly the same can happen to the planes equipment if it happens to be near enough to you and it could disrupt a flight - however realisitcly speaking there must be at least 1 or 2 cellphones which are left on or forgotten about on each commercial flight around the world and so far.....
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    Thats garbage. I am in the air at least twice a month every month from east coast to west coast. I leave my BB 7230 on constantly. I have used my SE T68i BT with my laptop, and several other cell phones and I know other people do as well.

    I can't wait to test the altitude with my T600. I know that my BB 7230 cuts in and out around 10,000 ft. The old BB 957 on Mobitex works up to 20,000 ft. 30,000 is very impressive.
    Favorite smartphones, that I use: Treo 600 GSM version, Blackberry 7230, Motorola MXP200
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    Originally posted by dcopperfield
    I just flew back from LA yesterday and I kept my treo on to see what happened... Over the areas I knoew I would receive no coverage, it went to a red blink.... Then, when I got over las vegas, and most of texas, Icould use snappermail, verichat and the web... The download were a little sperratic, but it worked!!!!


    My ohter cell phones would go in and out of service every so often. I am not sure what was gong on but it worked like a charm.... Seems like the data stream was continuous.
    What airline do you fly so I don't join you in that watery grave???
    Lee Ladisky
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    they only ask you to turn the device off during take off and landing.
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    Originally posted by imageone
    they only ask you to turn the device off during take off and landing.
    Friendly flight attendant says... "Cell phones and 2 way pagers are to remain off for the duration of the flight" That means, no turning the radio on... Don't forget that were talking about violating a federal law here... FBI escorting you off the plane if the pilot so feels like it.
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    Originally posted by newtreouser


    Metsfan, when will you update Keycapshack for the 600? I'll be sure to donate when you do.
    As soon as I actually have a Treo 600 to work with.

    Stupid GSM Delay.

    I'd get a Sprint one if someone else paid for it and the service
    Units - Unit conversion for webOS!
    Treo 180->270->600->650->Blackberry Pearl->Palm Pre
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    well, let me just say this... I AGREE that if everyone tunred their cell phone on during a flight, you could run into some problems... At least ome form of interference and for that, I am glad the FAA says no to cell phones during flight.

    I personally know three pilots for Southwest, and American who use their cell phones all the time in the air (at least leave it on) and they are right next to the instrument panels!!!

    The government does a good job of brainwashing us and using our fears against us to control what we do... What about cell phones on the back of the headrests? Maybe that is just a controlled signal and they can test interefereence and everyone from GSM to CDMA could cause problems.... I am going to suggest that the occasional phone being left on (which is ACTIVELY) sending and reciving a signal would not hurt anything...


    (unless you sat next to the wing and your digital signal created aspark next to the fuselage..... but thats a different story)


    By the way, I do work for a government agency and it was a commercial flight... So it was an "official" test... Not an ill-informed civilian
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    It's not paranoia, its not about them wanting to use their pay services (or atleast not only about this). When you are 30k feet up in the air your phone "hops" between towers like mad (you are also travelling at anywhere from 300-600 mph or so). That kind of rapid change does not work well with most cellular networks (heard of network convergence times?). One person doing it, no big deal, two people, not so bad, but one person on each flight in the US? Pretty bad figuring there are probably over thousands of airplanes over the US at any given time.

    This problem has solutions, it is mostly due to bad planning/implementation on the part of the carriers, but it is still something you should consider before you power up in flight.
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    The best reason not to use the radio is this: when you do, you are spoiling it for the rest of us who tell the airline that the radio is off. If you go around using it, they won't believe us. Please be mature and respect the rule and your fellow users.
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    ok sorry... I will also obey all those government warnings on my matress saying "do not remove this tag."


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    besides theconflicting view of what is "appropriate," can someone provide an explanation as to why the data works as well on this phone comparedto no service or data on othr models>?
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    Originally posted by dcopperfield
    besides theconflicting view of what is "appropriate," can someone provide an explanation as to why the data works as well on this phone comparedto no service or data on othr models>?
    only if you tell me how you can make a plane disappear.

    Sorry, couldn't help myself (been drinking)
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