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Re: Where to Buy a Cellular Phone Jammer?

mc (
Sun, 26 Jun 2005 23:21:42 -0400

Fred Atkinson <> wrote in message

> Don't miunderstand me here. I basically agree with your position.
> But didn't the more recent communications act render the
> Communications Act of 1934 obsolete?

Not as far as I know. The Communications Act of 1934 gets amended all the
time, but it is still, as far as I know, the basis of radio regulation in
this country (and, yes, television and cell phones are, physically, radio).
Did it go away when I wasn't looking?

> I do think that perhaps use of such jamming devices (if properly
> designed) might be useful in prisons where there is a problem with
> contraband cell phones running being used for drug deals and other
> problematic things. Of course, we'd have to address the issues and
> how to correctly make it legal for use (so that situations like you've
> described can be avoided).

Probably by amending the regulations.

Another thing that would be useful would be to have a "turn off cell
phone" signal that all cell phones would be programmed to receive and
obey. It could be transmitted periodically around hospitals,
theaters, etc. The idea is that in a real emergency, you could still
turn your cell phone on manually. Much safer than jamming. If cell
phones are jammed in, say, a theater, you create an ideal place to
take hostages.

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