Tarquin_McBeard t1_ixsbcel wrote

If that were true, people would've started arguing a lot time ago. This technology is already in use on hundreds of planes throughout the world. It's even installed on planes that fly in the EU. They just don't turn it on until they're out of EU airspace.

The reality is that if someone wants to turn their phone off airplane mode, they're not going to argue about it. They're just going to do it.