The Unbearable Banishment: cell phone jammer damage

Monday, March 9, 2009

cell phone jammer damage

Look what's become of my poor cell phone jammer.

These things are so fragile. It's not like I slam it around or anything like that. This is the second unit I've purchased. The three prongs at the top bend out of place very easily. There's an even more powerful unit available (it's a bit more expensive than the $38 I paid for this one), but the prongs on that model look even more frail than this one.

A battle-hardened soldier. I like it. It looks MEAN.

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United States: illegal to operate, manufacture, import, or offer for sale, including advertising (Communications Act of 1934), with fines of up to $11,000 and imprisonment of up to one year.

In the UK, you can own a cell phone jammer, but it's illegal to use it. C'mon, England. Don't be so naive. What do you think these things are for? Decorative wall sculpture?

The good news is that they are completely legal to own and operate in Armenia.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

you could probably find a small plastic case for it - would still transmit, but protect your prongs.

that sounded kinda dirty. oops.

oh, and in ohio? it's legal to purchase fireworks, but you have to sign a paper that says you're going to set them off in a different state.

March 9, 2009 at 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet cell phone use by ignoramuses is simply rampant in Armenia. Hence, the reason that jammers are fully legal.

I think I wrote before that in Canada it's pretty much the same as the US. Can't own, import, use, etc. blah blah blah.

March 9, 2009 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: Heh-heh. Heh-heh. She said prong. Heh-heh.

Rob: Armenia is obviously a more progressive society.

March 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Haha. Thats a bit like when I got an iTrip (transmits your iPod music through the radio) to buy, illegal to use.

And they police!

March 9, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so when are we all moving to Armenia?

March 10, 2009 at 4:34 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jo: It's my deepest hope that this CANNOT be policed!

Nurse: I would prefer take my chances in New Jersey than move to Armenia.

March 10, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

It's kind of like those vicious mini-crossbows that are sold "for novelty purposes only". Not as subtle as a cellphone jammer, though.

March 10, 2009 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as I sit in the airport hoping the second flight to Chicago will not be canceled for the day, I realize that people talk extremley loud on their cell phones.

I would trade in my laptop right now for a cell-phone jammer, despite any risk of airline disaster.

March 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Armenia...always a step ahead.

Should change out that white gauze for some urban camouflage duct tape to make it a little tougher looking.

March 10, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

K: I suppose a crossbow isn’t as subtle as a jammer but the end result is the same: glorious silence.

M: Welcome to my world. What you’re experiencing this afternoon is an almost daily occurrence for me. Hence, the drastic and, apparently, illegal measures.

DF: Actually, I was considering cutting my finger and dripping some blood on it. That’d toughen it up.

March 10, 2009 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want one!!!

March 12, 2009 at 7:04 PM  
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December 16, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

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