Make no mistake, use of these jamming devices is prohibited by federal law.
That doesn't stop commuters tired of hearing your conversation from pressing the power button on a portable device that will make you think you've traveled outside the coverage area.
Agree with the vigilante approach or not -- there are courtesies both side of the discussion could adopt:
- Be considerate. Use your mobile phone only where you will not disturb others. The call may be important to you -- the rest of the cafe' may prioritize your discussion differently.
- Think silent-mode The latest dance track that puts your feet into motion when your friend calls you? Others might prefer to smash your handset with their own feet.
- Don't spoil the darkness Checking your text messages during a movie can be just a disruptive as answering a call. Avoid both.
- Take it outside How many times have you been at a dinner table listening to half a conversation while one person at the table takes a call? Take it outside so the rest of the group can enjoy themselves.
Do you have other tips or cell phone courtesies? Pass them along!