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User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 921 times:

They maybe illigal but they should be installed in some places. What do you think?

Classrooms: Last thing I need is some idiot's phone rining in class or during an exam.

My be the should be installed in cars to keep drivers from talking while driving.


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 918 times:

If the government started placing jammers around, I would happily buy an illegal one and start using it. Can't use it on a road? How about passengers? It would be just another example of the government over stepping its bounds.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 960 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Quoting David b. (Thread starter):
They maybe illigal but they should be installed in some places. What do you think?

Just deal with it. It's part of modern society, for the tincy annoyance cellular phones are a huge boost in productivity and convienience.

Quoting David b. (Thread starter):
Classrooms: Last thing I need is some idiot's phone rining in class or during an exam.

Booh hoo hoo.... sounds like a personal problem to me. Would you throw a hissy if someone sneezed in an exam and momentarily disrupted your concentration? Or you would insist that studnets take mandetory Sudafed prior to exams?

The first thing you need is a lesson in patience

Quoting David b. (Thread starter):
My be the should be installed in cars to keep drivers from talking while driving.

Car stereos, air conditioning, food, drink, ect... they are all distractions with as much potential to cause an accident as cell phones. My friend totaled his car because he looked down to put a CD in a its case. Perhaps all features of cars should be stripped so that there are zero distractions?


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 893 times:

Quoting David b. (Thread starter):
My be the should be installed in cars to keep drivers from talking while driving.

Use the Hands free.

Def in Classrooms.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAJBUS300 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 878 times:

I DON'T THINK SO. That would be tragic. I need my cell phone, on and functioning at ALL TIMES. I might get an important call. I have hands free technology in my car so it is safe but as for the classroom, I don't think they should be blocked. Important calls might come in while in class that need to be answered....especially some of my classes that are 4 hours long....absolutely necessary.


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User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 866 times:

Last think I need is some idiot answering their phone during a exam. Classrooms are where they should be required. AJ, First turn your phone off 2) leave the room to check your messages every half hour or so. Simple.


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineAJBUS300 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 862 times:

Quoting David b. (Reply 5):
Last think I need is some idiot answering their phone during a exam

I have yet to see anyone ever answer the phone. People USUALLY just turn it off after it rings. I have seen it happen twice but only because the professor made a joke of it and made them answer it and it wasn't during an exam.



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 845 times:

Quoting AJBUS300 (Reply 4):
I need my cell phone, on and functioning at ALL TIMES. I might get an important call.

Nonsense. No-one needs a phone constantly on. Before cellphones were invented, what did you do? Suffocate? If you didn't own one then people wouldn't be able to reach you anyway.

Very few people receive genuinely important calls - I'm amazed how many of my colleagues think being asked to pick up some shopping, or letting their partner know they're on a train, qualifies as "important".  Yeah sure


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 960 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 7):
Nonsense. No-one needs a phone constantly on.

He was being facetious. I missed it too the first time I read it  Wink

My April Fool's alarm was too worn out

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Use the Hands free.

Hands-free devices have shown to make no improvement on a driver's concentration. They simply put an extra hand on the wheel, but the brain telling the hands what to do is no more concentrated on driving.

I actually find the hands-free units compromising as it allows me to be complacent as I drive and talk. If I must hold the phone, I keep it short and quick and hang-up as soon as possible.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 7):
Nonsense. No-one needs a phone constantly on. Before cellphones were invented, what did you do? Suffocate? If you didn't own one then people wouldn't be able to reach you anyway.

Doesn't mean you can tell me when and where I can use it, by installing jammers. I have a right to use it, and I will.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 821 times:

Jammers are highly illegal in the USA.

Years ago, someone invented a device that was designed to be installed in emergency vehicles. Whenever the siren was turned on, a low-power transmitter would trasmit the siren tones throughout the 88 to 108 mhz band (FM radio). The intention was to override any FM signal up to 1000 feet in front of the emergency vehicle. If a driver has the tunes cranked and couldn't hear the siren, he'd hear it through the FM radio. The FCC banned it immediately. An old FCC rule strictly states no one can intentionally jam anyone else's signal.

Mark


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 818 times:

My phone is used for emergency medical calls. It's used to talk to physicians in emergency rooms while on the scenes of ambulance calls. It's also used to talk to fire, police, and 911 personnel while en route to emergencies. Jamming my signal could be a threat to someone's life; impeding an emergency worker while performing their duty is a felony.

Mark


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 799 times:

Also a lot of police/fire radios work in the same band(800 mhz band) so when u jam the cell phones u jam the police radios. We have a big problem with Nextel towers interfering with the radios where I work

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13029 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 782 times:

While there may be some places where we each think a jammer would be appropiate, the problem is that some people must be reachable at all times. One place you cannot have a cell phone on you, unless an employee, is in almost all Federal Court Buildings not just in courtrooms. It's an annoyance, but the Federal Courts have VERY strict rules of any communications or recording equipment in the courtrooms, and by banning any cell phones, prevent any non-authorized recording of info that could be misused by an attorney or party. Only the written transcript, done by authorized court reporters and subject to review and changes by the Judge is allowed. It is a PITA when you want to call your office and you have to go to a coin phone or get your phone and go outside and upon return, have to go through security and check your phone back in.

User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 770 times:

When the people who answer a call in the library right next to the "No Cell phones" sign, that's what bugs me! Instead of jammers, we just need to tighten down on the rules...when someone violates the rule, they should just be escorted out of the premises...that might help more...


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 736 times:

No! I disagree! What if there is a shoot out and noone be able to call 911 due to someone's selfishness!


What now?
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 718 times:

I'm just shocked that most people aren't smart enough to keep their phone silenced or on vibrate when they enter a quiet area. I always have my cell phone on in a library or other place like that, but I make sure it won't make any noise and won't bother anyone else.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 714 times:

Just deal with it. It's part of modern society, for the tincy annoyance cellular phones are a huge boost in productivity and convienience.

Maybe YOU need to chill there DFW.

Nobody is saying that cellphones aren't a great modern innovation or that there aren't some people who don't GENUINELY need them.

I think the point he's getting at is why do we who like a little quiet or don't particularly care to hear someone elses (should be) private conversation while they are free to blabber needlessly as he/she pleases?

Talk on your cell phone if you want. Step outside or into your car. Let the rest of us enjoy our shopping, or eating, or whatever.

It's this whole "you have to respect MY rights, but I don't have to respect YOURS" that he's upset about.

And I agree.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 960 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 709 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 17):
It's this whole "you have to respect MY rights, but I don't have to respect YOURS" that he's upset about.

People are jerks. That's life. And I won't waste another second of my life fretting over something as simple as that absolute truth.

Besides how long would it take for after-market counterjammers to be released?

Quoting Matt D (Reply 17):
I think the point he's getting at is why do we who like a little quiet or don't particularly care to hear someone elses (should be) private conversation while they are free to blabber needlessly as he/she pleases?

If the quality of your life is so easily upset, then I genuinly feel sorry for your sad, sad existence.


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 704 times:

People are jerks. That's life. And I won't waste another second of my life fretting over something as simple as that absolute truth.

I agree. There are no shortages of assholes in the world. It's one thing to let it roll off your back. It's another to simply say "well there are lots of assholes. They aren't going away. So rather than get upset, I'll simply become one myself."

In other words, you seem to think that rather than ignore the problem, or be part of the solution, you'll just become part of the problem as well!


User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 681 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 13):
One place you cannot have a cell phone on you, unless an employee, is in almost all Federal Court Buildings not just in courtrooms. It's an annoyance, but the Federal Courts have VERY strict rules of any communications or recording equipment in the courtrooms, and by banning any cell phones, prevent any non-authorized recording of info that could be misused by an attorney or party.

And that's the way it should be in any courts building. I did two internships with a United States District Court and had no problem with it. While court employees are allowed to maintain possession of their cell phones, they are generally required to leave them turned off while in the building. With the interoffice telephone systems now in use, there is no need for them inside. For those of you who haven't had experiance with the federal courts, non-court employees WILL surrender cellular telephones and other PDAs that can be used for audio recording to Court Security upon entering a federal courthouse. Don't think that Court Security is behind the curve on technology either. They are constantly updated through interdepartment communications.



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