I had a full idea for an app today. I just can't make it. Would somebody be willing to make an app that basically turns your silent switch into an airplane mode switch? And the "silent off" would not turn the ringer on but just put it on vibrate (which is what "silent on" does normally).
And the app could toggle on/off without having the card open, so if you ever did want your ringer back, you could go into the app and revert.
I would be overjoyed if someone produced this. I would love to leave my phone in my apartment for school, but that's impractical. The next best option is turning the signal off when I'm in class/practicing/studying.
Let me know, anyone, if this seems practical or doable.