Okay well im going on a airplane soon and well im bringing my cell and well how does airplane mode work like do i turn it on then turn off my phone or do i just turn it on and keep my phone off help please!!!
- NickLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Airplane mode, previously called Standalone mode...turns off all of your radio transmissions called radio waves (rf). This means, while in airplane mode, you will be unable to call out or receive calls, and you would be unable to use any data services. This means their will be no reason to turn off your phone.
Also, at many big city airports, your phone will automatically enter airplane mode so it could comply with federal law. Some carriers phones, like cingular do not automatically switch, but Verizon Wireless does, if you have them.Source(s): I work for Verizon Wireless.
- G. WhilikersLv 71 decade ago
Airplane mode turns off the radio transmitters in your phone, allowing you to use it for other things without disturbing the cockpit electronics.