Cellphone Jammer Interest Rises Despite Its Illegality
Last week a bus rider by the name of Eric who takes that SEPTA bus route in Philadelphia made headlines when he confessed to using a cellphone jammer to shorten conversions that other passengers were having – because their chit chats bothered him.
Eric conducted an interview with local television network NBC10 where he talked to Harry Hairston about his illegal actions – the clip went viral, he became a hero and has created a craze for the little gadgets.
The interest for mobile phone jammers that can cost from $40 to more than $1,000 has spiked overnight and is very concerning for security experts.
Cell phone jammer which prevent cellular phones from receiving signals are illegal almost everywhere on this planet with the exception of France, Ukraine and Armenia.
And while it is very easy to purchase a jammer via the internet, if a person is caught using it, they will be fined up to $11,000 or imprisonment of up to one year.
Furthermore disabling cellular phones can be very dangerous, due to the fact that the jammer can make it impossible to broadcast emergency calls and disturb police radio signals.
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