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Someone Jamming Signal, who do I report to
I was at the dentists office, and found I go NO signal... not even in the parking lot.... I had to go to the other end of the stip mall befoew I got signal
I mentioned to the asistant that they are really in a 'dead spot'.
SHE REPLIED that the doctor has a 'phone jammer'....
Inst this illegal? if it is, who do I report to?
- 11-17-2010, 03:27 PM #8In response to multiple inquiries concerning the sale and use of transmitters designed to prevent, jam or interfere with the operation of cellular and personal communications service (PCS) telephones, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is issuing this Public Notice to make clear that the marketing, sale, or operation of this type of equipment is unlawful. Anyone involved with such activities may be subject to forfeitures, fines or even criminal prosecution.
Parties violating the provisions of the Communications Act and/or FCC rules mentioned above may be subject to the penalties set forth in 47 USC §§ 501-510. Monetary forfeitures for a first offense can be as much as $11,000 a day for each violation and could subject the offender to criminal prosecution. Equipment may also be seized by the United States Marshals and forfeited to the U.S. Government.
For additional information, contact Brian Butler, Spectrum Enforcement Division, Enforcement Bureau, at (202) 418-1160 or firstname.lastname@example.org."Distrust and caution are the parents of security." -Benjamin Franklin
- 11-17-2010, 09:45 PM #12
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- 11-18-2010, 12:26 AM #13
My dr office has a sign asking that mobile devices not be used. There are areas in hospitals that allow cell phones and some areas that don't. At least in Phoenix.
Am sure it varies from city to city.
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- 11-18-2010, 10:39 PM #15
Think about this for a moment... do you really want to snitch on someone who prods around in your mouth with sharp objects? Watch Marathon Man with Dustin Hoffman before you make that call to the FCC.
It's unfortunate that some people are so rude with their cell phones that businesses resort to illegally jamming signals. The jammers, while illegal, are available pretty inexpensively if you know where to look.
I view them as a-hole filters. I gave one to the owner of my favorite restaurant, who absolutely hates it when someone starts yakking during a meal. He says he hasn't lost any business since his place became a dead spot... and his customers appreciate the quiet.
- 11-18-2010, 11:09 PM #17"Distrust and caution are the parents of security." -Benjamin Franklin
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11-19-2010, 12:46 AM #18
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I am not sure to what kind of "medical offices" have you guys been going to, but I am pretty sure most hospitals and offices are still being wired with land line phones. I mean, the last thing you want to worry about is having poor reception. Imagine dying because you got zero bars with your AT&T phone... :P
Come on people...you are just being ridiculous.
Last edited by empreality; 11-19-2010 at 12:58 AM.
- 11-19-2010, 12:56 AM #19
It could also actually be in a dead zone and the doctor jokes about having a jammer..."Distrust and caution are the parents of security." -Benjamin Franklin
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11-19-2010, 01:51 AM #21
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I've used my phone in dr offices (waiting rooms)...not talking but texting and such. Sometimes it's a dead zone if it's in a "deep" part of the building but most of the time, I have signal.
Jammers are illegal. I doubt doctors would have them."If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry." -Emily Dickinson
- 11-19-2010, 06:35 AM #24
I can't believe you are so upset OP.
The dentist isn't a leisurely hang out. Most people go there, and immediately leave after their appointment is over.
I'd just deal with it, as you are only there once every 6 to 12 months.
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- 11-19-2010, 08:43 AM #25
The OP indicated this was in the parking lot also.
It may be discourteous to use a phone in some places.
It *IS* illegal to jam cell traffic in *ALL* places in the US."For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice." - Joseph Dunninger