​Cell Phone Jammer Illegal To Block Wireless Calls

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March 6, 2012

Cell phones annoy one Philadelphia man to the point that he has used a wireless jammer antenna to block all calls while he rides on the bus, and it’s illegal.

The jammer, who is only identified as Eric, told a local Philly NBC station that he would use his own cell phone to block all calls because he couldn’t take the noise anymore on his #44 city bus route.

He could intentionally cause all calls on the bus to be dropped by connecting a special antenna to his mobile device.

“A lot of people are extremely loud, no sense of just privacy or anything,” Eric told the NBC station. “When it becomes a bother, that’s when I screw on the antenna and flip the switch.

“I guess I’m taking the law into my own hands and quite frankly, I’m proud of it,” he added.

Soon after spilling the beans about what he was doing, he was told that if he was caught he could face a $16,000 fine and jail time. It was explained to him that his jamming device could interrupt emergency communications.

Eric then said he was not aware of the punishment and would get rid of the jammer and not interrupt calls again.