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Mr. Roger: Thank you for your fast response. I used the cell phone mobile jammer in a restaurant and it certainly worked. Most surprised people who found their mobile did not work!!
That actually seems more plausible than my suggestion.
Originally posted by OneisOne
Reply to post by FoxfilesMulder
The jammers could also be in place to keep employees from calling/texting during work hours.
I am assuming OneIsOne speaks from personal experience and is right now at work coming onto ATS, instead of actually working.
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Are Cell Phone Jammers Legal?
On trains, subways, buses, in the grocery market, shopping mall and café, people are aggravating fellow citizens with their non-stop chit-chat. This has caused some people to take matters into their own hands. With a cell phone jammer in purse or pocket, jabbermouths can be turned off with the flip of a switch — and they won't be able to reconnect as long as the jammer is activated unless they move far enough away from the source.
It seems a tidy solution, however, there's a problem. Cell phone jammers are illegal in most countries — except to military, law enforcement and certain governmental agencies.
In the U.S. the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) makes certain frequencies available to broadcasters for public use. When an end-user pays to use that spectrum, jamming the signal is paramount to 'property theft.' The FCC is also concerned about potential "leakage" — of jammers interfering with frequencies outside the range of cell phones, like garage door openers or medical equipment; and it's worth noting that over 100,000 emergency calls are made each day from cell phones. Anyone caught manufacturing, selling, owning, or using a jammer in the U.S. is punishable by an $11,000 fine and up to a year in prison for each offense.