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Old August 10th 03, 12:43 PM
Ivor Jones
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"John Henderson" wrote in message
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"Ivor Jones" wrote:

There *is* a legitimate reason for such a device, I can think
of several right now..! Buses, trains, restaurants, there's
nothing more irritating than someone prattling on the phone
while you're trying to have a quiet meal or ride home from
work. (Why do they *always* talk in a voice so loud they don't
*need* a phone..?!)


As someone who has spent many years on-call for emergency
services (marine search and rescue), I can hazard a guess at what
a Coroner would say about your "legitimate reason" for stopping
me being contactable when I was needed.

John


What if you were in another area of no coverage, such as inside a large
building where signals do not penetrate..? Would you blame the building's
owners or the architect..?

With respect, if you were on call for an emergency service, I am sure that
nobody would object, but when it is purely someone blabbing to their
boy/girlfriend about what they were planning for the weekend, I would
guess even you might get irritated after a while.

In any case, if you were on call, would you be likely to be on a bus or
train where it might not be possible for you to respond quickly..? Suppose
the train had just left a station and would not be stopping for another
half an hour or so..?

If I am driving a large vehicle, with maybe 70 or more people on board,
SAFETY is my prime concern, and if I am distracted by someone organising
their social life in a voice like a foghorn, then I feel I have a
legitimate reason for asking they do not use a phone. If they won't stop
using it then I would be very happy (and feel a lot safer) if blocking
facilities were available.

In any case it is purely academic, as it's unlikely ever to happen, but
next time you *are* on a bus, have a thought for the driver and think of
the possibility of another accident for the emergency services which just
*might* have been prevented.

To the person who thought I should not be driving if I get distracted by
people on the phone, have you never been distracted by someone doing
something in a car when you've been driving..? Maybe you told them to stop
and they did; if I tried that with some of my passengers I'd probably get
a punch on the nose, which *would* result in an accident..!

Ivor


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Old August 10th 03, 12:52 PM
Ivor Jones
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"Richard Colton" wrote in
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Anyway, im not buying one. Whats the point?



It'd be a laugh to switch it on at the local cell phone repair shop...

;-)

I always find it's funny here in the UK, go in an Orange shop, and you
haven't a prayer of getting a signal on Orange - same goes for all the

other
networks.


Oh I don't know, it's ok in my local O shop, there's a base station a
hundred yards away ;-)

Ivor



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Old August 10th 03, 01:07 PM
jer
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John Henderson wrote:
"Ivor Jones" wrote:


There *is* a legitimate reason for such a device, I can think
of several right now..! Buses, trains, restaurants, there's
nothing more irritating than someone prattling on the phone
while you're trying to have a quiet meal or ride home from
work. (Why do they *always* talk in a voice so loud they don't
*need* a phone..?!)



As someone who has spent many years on-call for emergency
services (marine search and rescue), I can hazard a guess at what
a Coroner would say about your "legitimate reason" for stopping
me being contactable when I was needed.

John



Get a two-way radio designed for that purpose and learn how to use it.


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Old August 10th 03, 02:40 PM
John S.
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With respect, if you were on call for an emergency service, I am sure that
nobody would object, but when it is purely someone blabbing to their
boy/girlfriend about what they were planning for the weekend, I would
guess even you might get irritated after a while.


If you converse with the other people at your table why do you care who I
converse with at my table.

People like you can go straight to hell!!!! Trust me, even if I wasn't using my
phone, your interference with my ability to use it would cause you great bodily
harm if I ever found out.

There is no legitimate reason to block cell phone usage.

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Old August 10th 03, 04:01 PM
Ivor Jones
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"Richard Colton" wrote in
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"Ivor Jones" wrote in message
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To the person who thought I should not be driving if I get distracted

by
people on the phone


That'd be me.

, have you never been distracted by someone doing
something in a car when you've been driving..?


Yes, of course I have, but you very quickly learn to tune anything out

that
does not infringe on the safety of the vehicle.

Maybe you told them to stop
and they did; if I tried that with some of my passengers I'd probably

get
a punch on the nose, which *would* result in an accident..!


Look, at the end of the day, I have a great deal of sympathy for bus
drivers, who do (on the whole) a great job, under difficult

circumstances
for very little pay. But, If you are saying that you get distracted by

any
muppet using a mobile phone, then in all honesty, it's time to pack it

in
and find a new career.


Hmm, well it's obvious you are never going to see my point, so I won't
labour it. But next time you are on a bus and someone is on the phone in a
very loud voice six feet from you, don't tell me you won't be distracted
by it.

Ivor


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Old August 10th 03, 04:32 PM
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In on Sun, 10 Aug 2003 07:07:36 -0500, jer
wrote:

John Henderson wrote:


As someone who has spent many years on-call for emergency
services (marine search and rescue), I can hazard a guess at what
a Coroner would say about your "legitimate reason" for stopping
me being contactable when I was needed.


Get a two-way radio designed for that purpose and learn how to use it.


A pager is a more practical and more workable solution, since pager service
coverage is much better than cell service coverage.

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Old August 10th 03, 05:59 PM
Ivor Jones
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"John Navas" wrote in message
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In on Sun, 10 Aug 2003 07:07:36 -0500,

jer
wrote:

John Henderson wrote:


As someone who has spent many years on-call for emergency
services (marine search and rescue), I can hazard a guess at what
a Coroner would say about your "legitimate reason" for stopping
me being contactable when I was needed.


Get a two-way radio designed for that purpose and learn how to use it.


A pager is a more practical and more workable solution, since pager

service
coverage is much better than cell service coverage.


From the of "Cingular" in your signature, I'm assuming you're in the USA.
Pager coverage may well be more extensive there, but here in the UK hardly
anyone uses pagers any more, since cellular coverage is so good.

Ivor


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Old August 10th 03, 06:43 PM
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"Ivor Jones" wrote in message
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"John Navas" wrote in message
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In on Sun, 10 Aug 2003 07:07:36 -0500,

jer
wrote:

John Henderson wrote:


As someone who has spent many years on-call for emergency
services (marine search and rescue), I can hazard a guess at what
a Coroner would say about your "legitimate reason" for stopping
me being contactable when I was needed.


Get a two-way radio designed for that purpose and learn how to use it.


A pager is a more practical and more workable solution, since pager

service
coverage is much better than cell service coverage.


From the of "Cingular" in your signature, I'm assuming you're in the USA.
Pager coverage may well be more extensive there, but here in the UK hardly
anyone uses pagers any more, since cellular coverage is so good.

Ivor



Sounds like what we all need is a Loud Person Gag rather than a signal
blocker.

I'm sure the majority of phone users realise that they are electronic rather
than acoustic devices,
and we perhaps need to eductae the shouters rather than a device which if
freely available would destroy
one of the best inventions of the late 20th century.


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Old August 10th 03, 06:54 PM
Ivor Jones
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"Lofty" wrote in message
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Sounds like what we all need is a Loud Person Gag rather than a signal
blocker.


I'm with you there ;-)

I'm sure the majority of phone users realise that they are electronic

rather
than acoustic devices,
and we perhaps need to eductae the shouters rather than a device which

if
freely available would destroy
one of the best inventions of the late 20th century.


I agree, what I was proposing wasn't freely available blockers, but that
they be fitted to buses, trains and other public places such as cinemas
where use of a phone would be considered unsocial.

Ivor


 




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