And if you've ever been to Asia, you'd know their LTE coverage is much better than in the US.
But this is a tiresome topic, really, and a major distraction
Born and raised in an Asian country, lived in and visited other parts of the world. Nice try. Have some solid scientific fact based reasoning other than trying to judge where I have been or not been? (and ah, btw, I will extend the courtesy of not judging where you have been or where you haven't....appreciate if you could extend others the same courtesy).
BTW here is an article to back up my claim and disagree with your reasoning about low enough for LTE - https://kathmandupost.com/money/2019/12 ... l-way-down
Let it go. The video has been verified as authentic by multiple reputable sources. Unless you personally have detailed knowledge of Nepal's cell phone network and coverage in this specific area your argument is a non starter. Every other factor points to it being legitimate.
I have forgotten to put my phone into airplane mode before and had cell service on approach. Given the plane was very low and traveling at low speed it's not unimaginable he could have had a connection. Unless you have actual evidence there wouldn't be service there and not just conjecture based on your anecdotal experiences, I don't see a reason to believe otherwise.
I don't know why my post got deleted as there was nothing offensive about it. Let me repeat it
1) You need to let it go. You know nothing about Nepal's cell phone network NOR do you know or have any evidence of lack of cell coverage OR presence of cell coverage.
2) Your "reputable sources" are as good as mine OR as good as anybody's on the street.
3) I am sure 99.99% of those commenting on this thread are neither accident investigators nor cyber forensic experts...the only thing i see insistence. All i did was ask how someone on an aircraft without wifi can livestream (intending..that should be the line of questioning to determine the possibility of livestreaming and whether the possible authenticity of the video).
4) I called up some friends, some being based in that part of the world who pointed me to this - https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/video-i ... ed-3695120
Abhishek Pratap Shah, a former MP of Nepal and Central committee member of the Nepali Congress, who sent the video footage, told NDTV that he received the footage from a friend and it was recovered today from the wreckage.
"It was sent by one of my friends who received it from a police personnel. It is a real record. It is today's video as the flight was about to land," Mr Shah told NDTV in an exclusive interview.
5) The same friend conclusively say they are stunned by the fact that someone was able to livestream on a plane with LTE cell coverage given the poor cellular infrastructure in Nepal & pointed me to this source -https://kathmandupost.com/money/2019/12 ... l-way-down
Ananda Raj Khanal, senior director of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority, said that bandwidth and network coverage problems
were the major reasons why network operators were not able to provide good quality video as expected.
6) Till the official reports are out (including how the video got there & it's authenticity is verified) the you + avg Joe + anybody else on the media however "respected" can shout, outshout others and badger people to "let it go" and accept their version as plausible facts. What everyone has offered so far is nothing but conjecture too and a non starter. Happened with every crash AF447, MH370 etc. etc. both on media and on these forums.
Most importantly, RIP those poor souls that perished. Waiting for the official reports; but, the interesting question is will the Nepalese authorities conduct the whole investigations by themselves OR will they seek significant assistance from other countries?