Mobile phone jammers can briefly bring people back to the 20th century

The first is the reporter. When they interviewed the marriage of the rich and famous, they were unable to call the editor. They asked the pastor why their cell phone never worked on Sacred Heart. His answer: Israel ’s counterintelligence.

In four churches in Monterrey, pocket-sized Israeli cell phone portable jammer were carefully hidden among the statues of the Virgin and the saints. Thanks to equipment designed to help security forces avoid telephone interception, from religious shrines to the Indian Parliament to the Tokyo Theater and commuter trains, the multi-colored hustle and bustle of mobile phones is increasingly frustrated. Being calm.

After politicians ignored the request to turn off their phones, the Indian parliament set up jamming signals and the legislative meeting was continuously interrupted. Italian universities began to use interceptors after they found out that teenagers who were warned by mobile phones to send text messages or take test photos to deceive the exams, thus avoiding the inconvenience caused by mobile phones.

Four Roman Catholic churches in a city in the north began to use equipment from Netline Communications Technologies Ltd. in Tel Aviv after insurance salesmen imported them as personal favors for priests.

Archbishop Diocese spokesman Juan Jose Martinez said: “There are still many people who do not understand and share moments with God.” “Unfortunately, we have no choice but to use these little ones Tools. “Their purchase price is about $ 2,000, and they can be activated by remote control and emit low-level radio frequencies that interfere with cell phone signals within 100 feet.

The user receives a “no service” or “no signal” message on the phone. Although Mexico has no laws on equipment, in the United States and most Western countries, private use of cell phone blockers is illegal.
But the trend is changing. Japan allows jammers to be installed in public places such as theaters and concert halls, but only if they must obtain a government-issued license. Last week, the French Minister of Industry approved the decision to allow cinemas, concert halls and theatres to be installed-as long as an emergency call has been arranged.

Canada had considered allowing the blockade under similar circumstances. But Industry Canada, which regulates Telecommunications Canada, has decided not to do so, saying that these devices may be related to law enforcement agencies and security.

Netline officials sold the first jammer in 1998. The company’s officials said that they sold thousands of jammers each year and expanded their business globally. They are far from the manufacturer. These devices are sold worldwide, and many vendors sell them through the Internet.

Tokyo-based Medic Inc. sold thousands of Wave Wall jammers before the government intervened and regulated the use of live performance venues. Commuters are still buying mobile jammers to keep talkative passengers silent, even if using such jammers is illegal.

In Scotland, Ronnie McGuire, the owner of the electrical and electronic engineering services company, imported mobile phone blockers in Taiwan and sold them to hotels, restaurants and bars until local newspapers reported their activities. It is illegal in the UK.

McGuire said he will still import Taiwan’s equipment, but will only sell them to authorized countries. Loreen Haim, director of marketing and sales at Netline, will not disclose how many devices the company sells each year, or which country buys the most equipment. Haim said that in Mexico, the main customers are banks that seek to prevent potential thieves from contacting their associates, and the Mexican government plans to use them in prison.

In Monterrey, the Sacred Heart Church (a baroque temple where Mexican elites like to hold weddings), church officials bought their blockers two years ago.

Parish staff Bulmaro Carranza said: “Whenever a wedding is held, the phone will ring every five minutes.” “This is a real problem because sometimes the groom even forgets to turn off the phone.” This kind of device was not noticed until the reporter who reported the wedding started complaining that their cell phone was not working.

Carranza said that since the rumors of rumors became public, pastors from Mexico have called to find out how to get them. In the Sacred Heart Cathedral, one device at the entrance of the church and another device near the altar are lit before each mass. However, the pastor reminded parishioners to turn off their mobile phones before starting service, hoping that the label on the mobile phone could eventually be picked up.

Martinez said that in Monterey, other churches with this type of installation-Rosario, San Juan Bosco and Angel of Angels-are also receiving more attention. Welcome to wealthy parishioners. “For many people, mobile phones are essential, but mobile phones should not be played for long periods of time.