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25-08-2008, 13:55   #1
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Hi,
Anybody ever get one of those mobile phone blockers?
Did it work?
I was thinking of getting a portable one for the train etc.
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25-08-2008, 14:10   #2
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Hi,
Anybody ever get one of those mobile phone blockers?
Did it work?
I was thinking of getting a portable one for the train etc.
Regards
why, surely its not up to you to block peoples signal? if im correct in my assumption that that is what you want to do?
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why would you need a portable blocker , if you don't want to hear phones on trains then don't get the train
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Surely it would be illegal to interfere with the signal in any way? Better option, buy headphones.
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Surely it would be illegal to interfere with the signal in any way? Better option, buy headphones.
You're all very PC. But you probably don't have to get the train every day :-)
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Would Bose noise cancelling headphones not be a easier more legal option?
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Very PC indeed. My local cinema is blighted by the mobile phone brigade and the teenage staff are useless since the same group are their friends. But i do have a friend with one who i always invite and it does work... but you have to be sure it stops are freqs so you need to look into the various freqs of 3g etc but point of note... They are illegal, If caught you would be in trouble although im sure they would have to prove you were using it. It will also block calls to 999 etc. Not the best of ideas.. But how would they know what it is or even to look for when its pocket size.... In an ideal world people would not discuss the brutal gas the dinner last night gave them while sweating on you on the Luas but this is not that world. Sighhh....
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no but i get the bus, which is worse, with 14 year old blaring out the latest ****e artist through loud speaker.

invest in some IEM earphones
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You're all very PC. But you probably don't have to get the train every day :-)
I get the bus. I know what its like. I wear headphones.
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I have one. The peace and quite on the train, bus, eateries and cinema is so nice. Its got a range of about 60 ft so it takes out a whole bus or carraige. Never ever heard a phone ring or beep in the cinema since i used it. Often heard people say to their friends "have you a signal?" . It warms the cockles of my heart.

They only cost about €50 and you can order them off ebay.
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I think this is outrageous myself.

i dont use my phone on buses or trains much if i can help it i dont like people listening to my business and feel very self concious doing it. but sometimes people do need to use their phones and do need to make important calls,

who is anyone to take into their own hands to prevent this
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I think this is outrageous myself.

i dont use my phone on buses or trains much if i can help it i dont like people listening to my business and feel very self concious doing it. but sometimes people do need to use their phones and do need to make important calls,

who is anyone to take into their own hands to prevent this
Then leave the cinema or restaurant or get off the bus or train, or wait til the jammer battery runs out - they only last about an hour if you leave them on.

Just as people had to get used to others yapping too loudly on their phones when they wanted peace and quiet, you'll just have to get used not making calls when there is a jammer around. Several of my friends have them, they are getting very common. Sits in your pocket and switch it on. Nobody knows where it is.

Its also great fun playing games with it. turn it on when someone makes a call. They get cut off after about 20 seconds. Turn it off again. See how many times you can make them call back
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who is anyone to take into their own hands to prevent this
Where my brother lives in Italy, the cinema has mobile blockers installed and if you need to use your mobile then you have to go out to the front lobby.

I would agree with this kind of use but not on buses/trains etc as people could be missing urgents calls from family etc whereas when you're in the cinema you're meant to have your phone SWITCHED OFF in the first place !!


Also, someone mentioned blocking 999 calls but I always understood that you could make them even when you have no signal coverage (i.e. there is a very low signal strength reserved for 999 calls but this can't be used for normal calls)
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Then leave the cinema or restaurant or get off the bus or train, or wait til the jammer battery runs out - they only last about an hour if you leave them on.

Just as people had to get used to others yapping too loudly on their phones when they wanted peace and quiet, you'll just have to get used not making calls when there is a jammer around. Several of my friends have them, they are getting very common. Sits in your pocket and switch it on. Nobody knows where it is.

Its also great fun playing games with it. turn it on when someone makes a call. They get cut off after about 20 seconds. Turn it off again. See how many times you can make them call back
yeah sounds like great crack

hopefully you will be caught and arrested for this, im sure the police dont look too kindly on it or the emergency services

and what about all the people trying to work, use mobile internet, go through their emails on their blackberry etc, all inconvenienced by people like you
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Where my brother lives in Italy, the cinema has mobile blockers installed and if you need to use your mobile then you have to go out to the front lobby.

I would agree with this kind of use but not on buses/trains etc as people could be missing urgents calls from family etc whereas when you're in the cinema you're meant to have your phone SWITCHED OFF in the first place !!


Also, someone mentioned blocking 999 calls but I always understood that you could make them even when you have no signal coverage (i.e. there is a very low signal strength reserved for 999 calls but this can't be used for normal calls)
thats totally fine, in fact its brilliant, they should do that here and in any restaurants that operate a no mobile policy, this is completely different however.
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