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CTIA Tackling Cell Phone Jammers

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Jan 7, 2009, 4:10 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The CTIA is planning to protest a planned demonstration of cell phone jamming technology at a jail in D.C. CellAntenna Corp. hopes to demonstrate uses of cell phone jamming technology near a jail, showing how inmates' wireless calls can be blocked. Technically, such jammers are illegal according to the FCC, though the FCC made an exception in this case. The CTIA is asking the FCC to reverse the exception and stop the demonstration.

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Jan 7, 2009, 7:22 PM

Wait a tic

Why in hell do inmates have cell phones? 👿
They're not supposed to. That is why there is such an interest in a jamming system. Prisoners get phones (usually prepaid so there is no tracing ownership) and use them. The Prison system has no control over this, so they figure that if all cell signa...

Jan 7, 2009, 4:49 PM


Laws are made for you, not for government, they seem to think the "rule of law" is for something and someone else.

If the FCC and prisons so wish an exception, let it go through legislation.
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