Can I jam mo­bile sig­nals?

MARIE THOMAS, RUIS LIP

T3 - - Gadget Guru -

You say you want to do this in the of­fice, and yes it is pos­si­ble to oblit­er­ate the fre­quen­cies used by mo­bile net­works us­ing sor­cer­ous jam­ming tech, but legally it’s a big fat no. And there’s good rea­son for this...

For one, jam­mers of­ten leak be­yond the in­tended area. Within their field of in­flu­ence peo­ple won’t be able to make emer­gency calls. Crit­i­cal ra­dio equip­ment may also be af­fected. Most damn­ingly, it con­sti­tutes de­lib­er­ate ra­dio in­ter­fer­ence, an of­fence un­der the Wire­less Teleg­ra­phy Act 2006. It could land you up to two years in jail, plus an un­lim­ited fine. Put up with the phone calls or moan to your boss.

above “It’s time to kick out the jams, smart­phone style!”

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