Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 75
  1. #1
    Linda Evans
    Guest
    SHUT THE CELL UP

    By ANGELA MONTEFINISE

    February 20, 2005 -- Can you hear me now?

    Unsuspecting cellphone users may find themselves saying that
    more often now that cellphone jammers illegal gizmos that
    interfere with signals and cut off reception are selling
    like hotcakes on the streets of New York.

    "I bought one online, and I love it," said one jammer owner
    fed up with the din of dumb conversations and rock-and-roll
    ringtones.

    "I use it on the bus all the time. I always zap the idiots
    who discuss what they want from the Chinese restaurant so
    that everyone can hear them. Why is that necessary?"

    He added, "I can't throw the phones out the window, so
    this is the next best thing."

    Online jammer seller Victor McCormack said he's made
    "hundreds of sales" to New Yorkers.

    "The interest has gone insane in the last few years. I get
    all sorts of people buying them, from priests to police officers."

    Jammers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from portable
    handhelds that look like cellphones to larger, fixed models
    as big as suitcases.

    Their sole goal is to zip inconsiderate lips. The smaller
    gadgets emit radio frequencies that block signals anywhere
    from a 50- to 200-foot radius. They range in price from
    $250 to $2,000.

    But don't expect to find jammers at the local Radio Shack
    they're against Federal Communications Commission regulations
    because they interfere with emergency calls and the public
    airwaves. They are illegal to buy, sell, use, import or advertise.

    A violation means an $11,000 fine, but the FCC's Enforcement
    Bureau has yet to bust one person anywhere in the country.

    "This is not a crime that they're going after," said Rob
    Bernstein, deputy editor at New York City-based Sync magazine.

    He said jammers are here, and their use is multiplying.

    "Right now, there's a growing curiosity about jammers in
    the United States and New York," Bernstein said. "There's
    no better way to shut up a loudmouth on the phone, so
    people definitely want them and are finding ways to get them."

    One way is at a spy shop on Third Avenue, which sells
    medium-sized jammers out of a back room for $1,500. The
    sales clerk there said he had sold jammers to a 50-year-old
    man who bought one to use on the Long Island Rail Road, and to
    restaurateurs.

    Folks who run auto auctions also buy them to stop people from
    chit-chatting about prices and rigging their bids, the clerk said.

    An employee at a West Village spy store said the shop also
    sells jammers, but only to people from other countries.

    One local purchaser bought a portable jammer last year, and
    said he likes using it at Roosevelt Field mall on Long Island.

    "One time I followed this guy around for 20 minutes," he
    said. "I kept zapping him and zapping him, until finally he
    threw the phone on the floor. I couldn't stop laughing. It
    was so cool."

    Jammers were first developed to help government security
    forces avert eavesdropping and thwart phone-triggered bombings.
    But by the late 1990s they were being sold to the public.

    There are suspicions that some hotel chains employ jammers to
    cut down on guests' cellphone use and boost in-room phone charges.

    With additional reporting by Lindsay Powers and Marianne Garvey.
    ===============
    http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/40168.htm



    See More: SHUT THE CELL UP !




  2. #2
    NoneHere
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    Please before you try and call 911 for me would you turn off my cell phone
    jammer.





  3. #3
    CellGuy
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 23:35:50 -0500, Linda Evans wrote:

    > There are suspicions that some hotel chains employ jammers to
    > cut down on guests' cellphone use and boost in-room phone charges.


    Boy, I'd love to catch one doing this. I'm sure the FCC would go after the
    big money here. Plus, they would kiss a lot of their business trade goodby.

    There are WiFi signal detectors available to find hotspots. I'm sure
    someone will come up with a cellphone jammer detector so you can find out
    who's doing the deed.



  4. #4
    Ski
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !



    Spam spam spam spam
    >
    >> There are suspicions that some hotel chains employ jammers to
    >> cut down on guests' cellphone use and boost in-room phone charges.

    >
    > Boy, I'd love to catch one doing this. I'm sure the FCC would go
    > after the big money here. Plus, they would kiss a lot of their
    > business trade goodby.
    >
    > There are WiFi signal detectors available to find hotspots. I'm sure
    > someone will come up with a cellphone jammer detector so you can find
    > out who's doing the deed.
    >





  5. #5
    George
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !


    "CellGuy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 23:35:50 -0500, Linda Evans wrote:
    >
    > > There are suspicions that some hotel chains employ jammers to
    > > cut down on guests' cellphone use and boost in-room phone charges.

    >
    > Boy, I'd love to catch one doing this. I'm sure the FCC would go after

    the
    > big money here. Plus, they would kiss a lot of their business trade

    goodby.
    >
    > There are WiFi signal detectors available to find hotspots. I'm sure
    > someone will come up with a cellphone jammer detector so you can find out
    > who's doing the deed.


    I agree, after having experienced huge phone bills at hotels because of the
    surcharges I would do everything I could to help embarass and prosecute a
    hotel keeper who used jammers to force use of their phones.





  6. #6
    drewdawg
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    In news:[email protected],
    Linda Evans <[email protected]> typed:
    > SHUT THE CELL UP
    >

    It's interesting how loud conversation is all of a sudden a *HUGE* problem
    when a cell (mobile) phone is involved.


    > "I bought one online, and I love it," said one jammer owner
    > fed up with the din of dumb conversations and


    Must suck for you when no cell phone is involved, eh?
    >
    > "I use it on the bus all the time. I always zap the idiots
    > who discuss what they want from the Chinese restaurant so
    > that everyone can hear them. Why is that necessary?"


    Must suck for you when two people do the same thing without cell phones!

    > He added, "I can't throw the phones out the window, so
    > this is the next best thing."


    Because GOD FORBID someone should displease you on YOUR BUS! Buy a car you
    cheap bastard!

    > Online jammer seller Victor McCormack said he's made
    > "hundreds of sales" to New Yorkers.


    There's a population full of dillusions of grandier!

    Opinion given by a cell phone user who "Low talks" whenever he's in public.





  7. #7
    Kev
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    It would be nice to incorporate these into cars so that they jam the
    phone when the car is moving thus preventing the driver (usually a
    female) from chatting while driving.




  8. #8
    Tropical Haven
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    > It would be nice to incorporate these into cars so that they jam the
    > phone when the car is moving thus preventing the driver (usually a
    > female) from chatting while driving.


    In that case, we need masquera jammers, makeup jammers, eyeliner
    jammers, and of course eating jammers. It may not reduce all
    distractions, but it would for almost 50% of the population.

    TH




  9. #9
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:47:07 GMT, Tropical Haven <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >In that case, we need masquera jammers, makeup jammers, eyeliner
    >jammers, and of course eating jammers. It may not reduce all
    >distractions, but it would for almost 50% of the population.


    Most of all, we would have to remove radios and cd players, as
    they were shown to be the worst distractors.





  10. #10
    Tropical Haven
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    > Because there is no sidetone people tend to talk much louder on a cellphone
    > than a normal conversation. Then there are all of the various beeps and
    > ringtones getting our attention with the biggest offenders being people with
    > nextel radios with the speakerphone turned on full volume.


    Don't worry...with the Sprint-Nextel deal, the number of mobile
    customers with access to its push-to-talk service will more than double!!




  11. #11
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    "David G. Imber" wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:47:07 GMT, Tropical Haven <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >In that case, we need masquera jammers, makeup jammers, eyeliner
    > >jammers, and of course eating jammers. It may not reduce all
    > >distractions, but it would for almost 50% of the population.

    >
    > Most of all, we would have to remove radios and cd players, as
    > they were shown to be the worst distractors.


    Don't forget passengers!

    Notan



  12. #12
    Tropical Haven
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !



    David G. Imber wrote:
    > On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:47:07 GMT, Tropical Haven <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>In that case, we need masquera jammers, makeup jammers, eyeliner
    >>jammers, and of course eating jammers. It may not reduce all
    >>distractions, but it would for almost 50% of the population.

    >
    >
    > Most of all, we would have to remove radios and cd players, as
    > they were shown to be the worst distractors.


    Actually, it should be mandated that only political activities (senate,
    house, et al) be braodcast, that way the people would have a better idea
    about what the government is really doing!




  13. #13
    cricket
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    kid jammers, passanger jammers... electric shaver jammers, newspaper
    jammers, notepad jammers, book jammers, radio and cd jammers... and you've
    pretty much wiped out all distractions.


    "Tropical Haven" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >> It would be nice to incorporate these into cars so that they jam the
    >> phone when the car is moving thus preventing the driver (usually a
    >> female) from chatting while driving.

    >
    > In that case, we need masquera jammers, makeup jammers, eyeliner jammers,
    > and of course eating jammers. It may not reduce all distractions, but it
    > would for almost 50% of the population.
    >
    > TH
    >






  14. #14
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 00:36:14 GMT, Tropical Haven <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >Actually, it should be mandated that only political activities (senate,
    >house, et al) be braodcast, that way the people would have a better idea
    >about what the government is really doing!


    I think that would divide drivers into two groups: enraged and
    asleep. (In other words, it would mirror US society as a whole).




  15. #15
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: SHUT THE CELL UP !

    On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 23:35:50 -0500, Linda Evans wrote:
    >
    > There are suspicions that some hotel chains employ jammers to
    > cut down on guests' cellphone use and boost in-room phone charges.


    I have noticed bad cell phone reception in many hotel rooms, to
    the point of having to walk outside the lobby. I assumed it was
    the rebar used in the construction. Active jamming can bring very
    heavy FCC fines.

    --
    John Richards



  • Similar Threads




  • Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast