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Air passenger shocked by the expensive mobile phone bills: Forgot to turn on airplane mode to

It may well be that many are not listening right after, when the stewardess or the pilot points out the safety instructions on the plane, but nevertheless is most probably still aware that you must either turn off his phone or put it on airplane mode when flying.

Although it is mainly for security's sake, you must shut down the signal to the outside world, so it can then also a good deal financially.

It must a an air passenger on an Aer Lingus flight true, then he by mistake forgot to turn off his phone as he placed it in his bag in the locker above his airplane seat on a flight to the UNITED states.

When he got his phone bill a few weeks later, was the namely, the whole 300 dollars (just under 2000 Danish kroner) more expensive than usual, because his phone roamede on the plane about 10,000 feet up in the air.

The Irish Times, who has talked with the concerned air passenger, who would like to remain anonymous.

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the Man's phone company, AT&T, has confirmed to The Irish Times, that the man's bill was extra animals, since 'the aircraft antenna is operated outside of his otherwise unlimited data subscription'.

- the Antennas can automatically connect the phones, not put on airplane mode, and make the bill more expensive. Even if one does not use his phone, saying the phone company in addition to the media.

The Irish Times has also been in contact with the airline, Aer Lingus, which confirms that the passengers do not turn off their phones or put them on airplane mode, the risk of unexpected high phone bills.

- for security reasons ask the Aer Lingus cabin crew are always travellers to put their phone on airplane mode, says the spokesperson to the media.

the Spokesperson points out, however, that the airline will not take responsibility for, passengers ignore the airline's safety instructions, and they do not earn money on those passengers who forget to turn off their phones.

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