TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Cellular Jamming? Think Again.

Re: Cellular Jamming? Think Again.

DevilsPGD (
Fri, 15 Jul 2005 06:20:30 -0500

In message <> mc <>

>>> Here I think there is a market for cell phone *detectors*. Cell
>>> phones transmit every few minutes even when you're not making or
>>> receiving a call, in order to keep the tower apprised of where they
>>> are. "Turn off your cell phone" could have more teeth if equipment
>>> were in use to detect cell phones that were still turned on.

>> How do you figure? My phone *never* gets turned off. Period. Not in
>> theatres, not in churches, not in other places of public assembly.

> You'd better turn it off on airplanes and near sensitive electronic
> equipment when told to. It transmits every few minutes even when you
> are not using it and it is not making noise, as long as it's turned
> on.

Actually no it doesn't -- My phone has an "airplane" mode which
completely disabled the send/receive functionality.

I discussed it with a flight attendant on my first flight with that
phone and it's not a problem.

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