|Quoting N776AU (Reply 1):|
Then it hit me, "I'll take the battery out".
In a Kids Cell Phone, a battery is fixed and cant be removed from the device, unless the device is destroyed.
Regarding all the "yes you can" "no you can't" discussion, I will add my professional opinion.
I am a Systems Analyst by profession, I design IT
Networks for a living, and been working with radio networks, even before the WIFI specs were published. Wireless or radio communications, will produce and receive interference, (any electronic device for that matter) some of it is harmless, other render the connection useless or interfere with neighbouring systems in undesirable ways (I tested and retested installations in hospitals, and my recommendation is DO
NOT use your cell phone in an ICU or any place where vital signs monitors are being used, I've seen really weird readings coming out, mostly when a call or a network check is being received by the phone)
What I want to say is that, the "relation" between electronic systems, when this "relation" is not taken into consideration in the design, can produce "interesting" phenomena.
A post before this said that there is no scientific proof that there is harmful interference (NOTE: There is always some kind of interference), but also there is no proof that the interference isn't harmful. And quoting ADent
|Quoting ADent (Reply 13):|
99.9999% of devices won't cause any damage on 99.9999% of flights - but on some day a broken plane (say with frayed antenna shielding) with a high power cell (They go into higher power mode when they can't get a signal) or a broken RC toy or broken $5 FM radio could cause interference with voice, navigation, etc. That interference could make a bad situation worse. Then blammo a crash caused by a cell phone
The probability is there, moreover when radio is involved, as I say to my customers, you can predict how a wired network system will work. You can predict a bit less how a radio (wireless) network system will work, unless you install it and see if some adjustments are needed because of: environmental, system "relation", or non evident situations that not even the best site survey can discover.
A Kids Cell phone is an emergency device, programed to call a few numbers, and have certain "fail safe" procedures so to guarantee its usefulness (unless you are like my nephew that will destroy his phone by letting it fall in a swimming pool). One device may not create harmful interference, but, what about 5 or 20 of those devices active at a certain moment of time in the confines of an airplane? How do these devices will interfere with the NAV or other critical systems in the plane?
I think the FCC and the FAA should jointly create a certification that will test this devices (All electronic devices bound to fly in a passenger possesion) in such a way as to minimize or better eliminate any harmful interference with the airplane systems, and yes, this will add to the cost of the devices but I think it must be done to let this kind of discussion to rest once a for all.
Just my 18 cents, cheers...