What do Cell Phone Jammers Work Like?
You can see people using cell phones anywhere and anytime nowadays. That is to say, cell phone is very popular and becomes a requisite. According to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, almost 195 million people in the United States have cell-phone service. And cell phones are even more ubiquitous in Europe.
It’s great to be able to call anyone at anytime. Unfortunately, restaurants, movie theaters, concerts, shopping malls and churches all suffer from the spread of cell phones because not all cell-phone users know when to stop talking. Who hasn’t seethed through one side of a conversation about an incredibly personal situation as the talker shares intimate details with his friend as well as everyone else in the area?
While most of us just grumble and move on, some people are actually going to extremes to retaliate. Cell phones are basically handheld two-way radios. And like any radio, the signal can be disrupted, or jammed.
In this article, you’ll see how cell-phone jammers work and learn about the legality of their use.
Disrupting a cell phone is the same as jamming any other type of radio communication. A cell phone works by communicating with its service network through a cell tower or base station. Cell towers divide a city into small areas, or cells. As a cell-phone user drives down the street, the signal is handed from tower to tower.
A jamming device transmits on the same radio frequencies as the cell phone, disrupting the communication between the phone and the cell-phone base station in the tower.
It’s called a denial-of-service attack. The cell phone jammer denies service of the radio spectrum to the cell-phone users within range of the jamming device.