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Don't Do This in China.

Do you use your Smartphone on a plane? (Yes, I know it’s in Airplane mode).

A little warning, you shouldn’t try it in China. This is because Chinese airlines are not concerned about your phone’s “airplane mode.” So, using your smartphone at any point during a flight in China is illegal. One Mr. Wang learned this lesson the hard way. He was arrested and jailed for 5 days after he was caught listening to music on his phone during takeoff and landing.

As a matter of fact, in just one month, (Between Jan. 5 and Feb. 6) The Beijing police has detained three passengers for using their mobile phones during flights.
So, consider this a public service announcement: turn off your phones unless you’re really curious about what the inside of a Chinese jail looks like.
H/T: Washington Post


12 comments on “Don't Do This in China.

  1. Adeniji Micheal says:

    Nice Info… Noted

  2. pWilliams says:

    lolz….this China people sef

  3. Rotimi Popoola says:

    Nice one noted thanks misstechy

    1. Kaybang says:

      R u going China any time soon?

      1. Kemi Oguntayo says:

        I might. You can never predict the future you know.

        1. Anonymous says:

          i trust you. ur not even in naij so with you…, all things are possible 🙂 🙂

  4. KingAbsolute says:

    Chinese prison might even be better than being in Nigeria.
    My problem now is if you try the above, to check out their prison, they’ll know your plan already, bundle and send you back to Nigeria in a cargo.

  5. estidiong says:


  6. Vector says:

    😎 Oga oo

  7. Kaybang says:

    dammit. first time i’m surfing MT on a desktop in MONTHS. miss all the wide screen glory and image upload feature 🙁 🙁 It loads a little slowly(much slower dan its mobile counterpart and i had to refresh d pages a lot) but it’s still. just. as. awesome. 🙂
    Pangolin Love day 4…

  8. naija bozz says:

    Now I have know. Don’t try in china hmmm. Dats serious

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