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post #31 of 48
Can't remember where I read this--might've been The Economist--but cell phone jammers had apparently been installed in a church in Mexico City, at the behest of the priest, after several unsuccessful attempts to get congregants to turn phones off during services. Of course, they are illegal in the U.S., and woe betide the poor sucker caught disrupting electronic communication of any sort in this post-9/11 paranoid period.
post #32 of 48
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church in Mexico City, at the behest of the priest, after several unsuccessful attempts to get congregants to turn phones off during services.
This is why there is a market for such a thing. If I had to intervene everytime someone was being rude with a cellphone, it would be all I was doing. Truthfully, I have no problem with anyone using them to stop inappropriate cell phone use. In fact, even though I would probably never buy one, I find myself kinda rooting for people with them.
post #33 of 48
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Truthfully, I have no problem with anyone using them to stop inappropriate cell phone use.  In fact, even though I would probably never buy one, I find myself kinda rooting for people with them.
This is sort of where I am. I haven't found one portable enough to be really useful.
post #34 of 48
"Anyone have one? I thought it'd be fun to buy one, but can't seem to find one that is small enough to carry everywhere" I will sell you one for $600. It's Israeli made, but you should be forwarned that using a cell phone jammer is against FCC regulations and carries with it a six figure fine and federal jail time.
post #35 of 48
I believe that cell phone jammers should ABSOLUTELY be installed in movie theatres. Jesus fucking christ, they TELL you to TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF before every movie. That's not subtlety or subliminal messages; that's plain fucking english, my friend. People who talk on cell phones should be hung by a discreet steel-wire noose that slides noiselessly from the ceiling, thereby ceasing their conversation and their life. I believe this would decrease cell phone conversations in theatres exponentially. Or at least heavy sand bags could be deployed to knock them out. This goes for libraries as well, and any area where you are explicitly told to NOT be loud and NOT talk on your cell phone. Polite suggestions, yes, but any idiot can tell they are basically RULES. Abide by them or leave the premises by your own means or others. To all those complaining about cell phone conversations outdoors and in other public places where cell phone usage is generally permitted: Suck it up. This is a free world, and as long as they're not exposing themselves or shrieking invectives at a high rate, they can do whatever the hell they please. Personally, I don't like assholes who talk loud on their phone about anything, especially not about their sex lives. Those people make me make this face : Then I turn into this and do something bad Politely asking someone to keep it down or to go elsewhere is the best strategy. Don't be a smug prick and jam someone's cell phone. If I ever catch anyone jamming calls in public, I am going to find a policeman, and you will find yourself in jail with a nice $11,000 fine. I'm generally quite a laid back individual, and am a firm believer, and practitioner, of non-confrontational solutions. If someone is an asshole and says "Fuck you." when you ask them to keep it down, just think like I do: Rest assured that they are incredibly insecure, most likely have a small penis, and have some bizarre fetish like necrophilia or beastiality. Just remember this, and thank God that you're not them.
post #36 of 48
from http://nytimes.com/2005/05/02/nyregion/02diary.html Dear Diary: To be filed under: "Passive-aggressive at its best" Recently, while I was on the M50 crosstown bus, a girl got on who was talking very loudly on her cellphone. When the loud girl showed no signing of stopping, a woman in front of me very politely interrupted her. Woman: "Excuse me, Miss? Miss? Miss?" Loud cellphone girl, finally looking over and realizing a live human is talking to her: "Yeah? What?" Woman: "Can you tell me what type of cellphone that is?" Loud cellphone girl is puzzled, but looks at the phone and tells her the make. Woman: "Well, thank you for sharing that with me. Now I know never to buy that cellphone. The reception must be terrible if you have to talk so loud to be heard." The rest of us didn't know whether to laugh or applaud. The girl, however, knew she had been beaten and returned to her call at a whisper for the rest of the ride.Mary Ellen Georgas
post #37 of 48
I suppose the cell phone jammer shall be quite useful in putting an end to the poor etiquette and the kind of behavior of so many users. It is a need.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
One thing to remember....they are illegal. Also, no one makes a small enough one to carry, the smallest I've seen are notebook PC size.

http://www.phonejammer.com/product.p...cat=249&page=1

Pocket-sized.

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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
ok, ok, but on the other side, some of us work on their cell phones. I hate to inconvenience you all, but I can't just drop my life so that you can have a pleasant and quiet gossip in the coffee shop/train/plane/ etc (although I do turn my phone to silent and stick to SMS's and emails when I am in a theatre and I really try not to talk in resteraunts).

I spend hours every day on the phone, starting at about 5:30 am and usually with my last set of calls at about midnight. sorry, but I am not going to spend my time waiting for calls outside or at home (its bad enough I can't smoke cigars in cafes anymore)- I deal with the calls while doing what I need to do - driving, picking my son up/dropping him off/waiting for him to finish gym/music/spanish classes, in the super market, our with friends, etc.

Continue using your phone. Unless you are in a 5M radius of me. In which case I will jam you. Call a wahmbulance if it bothers you. Oh wait. You can't. I jammed your phone.
post #39 of 48
Movies theatres and churches don't need electronic blockers, they just need to paint:
http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/chri...nti-wifi-paint
post #40 of 48
I get the Movies theatres and churches but the one place they really need them that they are running into big time legal problems? Prisons.

Prisons are full of illegal cell phones and they have tried to install jammers but there is some kind of FAA or something law that prohibits the jamming.

Of course one of those prison gangs with all the drug money hired a lawyer to sue the state when they tried to jam the phones.

P.S. what's with bringing back the 3 year old thread??
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by BP348 View Post
I get the Movies theatres and churches but the one place they really need them that they are running into big time legal problems? Prisons.

Prisons are full of illegal cell phones and they have tried to install jammers but there is some kind of FAA or something law that prohibits the jamming.

Of course one of those prison gangs with all the drug money hired a lawyer to sue the state when they tried to jam the phones.

P.S. what's with bringing back the 3 year old thread??

Might not be a problem anymore:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/07/s...mates-wont-be/
post #42 of 48
If i found out someone was jamming my phone call, i'd jam the device up their arse.

no one has the right to do that. if someone is chatting on the phone in a cafe, deal with it. if you want silence, then sit in your house.
post #43 of 48
Gotta love Deal Extreme for this kind of stuff... http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.blocker Though if you get one thats portable, I really recommend the $120+ ones...the 30 dollar ones don't really work, unless the your within arms reach of the target...
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post
This is like Spy vs Spy.

They should install jammers in movie theaters.

I can't count how many times I'm watching a movie, somebody's cell phone rings, and instead of turning it off, they answer it, and continue talking. Really pisses me off.

The last time I saw this happen was about 2 years ago. It's not much of a problem anymore.
post #45 of 48
Oops, posted in a res thread.
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