Shut the cell off….
New York Times reports:
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 $25
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