Never heard of this being done anywhere before. Apparently they have "repeater" antennas in the subway to improve reception. Would be easy to turn off only subway cell phone service by turning off those underground relay antennas.
This makes me believe the Rusko's have some specific knowledge of the threat. For all their faults, those old commies know how to gather intel.
I'd like to see cell service shut down in a lot of places simply due to the lack of manners most people seem to have.
posted on 01/18/2007 7:19:44 PM PST
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"(MOSNEWS) RUSSIA'S three leading mobile phone operators have suspended services in the the Moscow metro, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday.
The reason of suspending has not been stated yet but company representatives unofficially said the move was connected to a possible terrorist threat.
Earlier it was reported that Russian Federal Security Service had obtained a report from foreign sources of a possible terrorist plot to attack ground transport and one of the countrys subway systems.
Services in the metro are to be resumed 12 a.m. Thursday if there are no additional recommendations from authorities."
posted on 01/18/2007 7:21:35 PM PST
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Jack Bauer is on the case.
posted on 01/18/2007 7:29:15 PM PST
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I wondered about that. Thanks for the explanation.
posted on 01/18/2007 7:30:44 PM PST
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Moscow Cell Phone Service Shut down in Subways
Interesting. I know there are jammers that can be used to block cell phone service inside a building, but here, the FCC won't allow them. Frankly, in places like subways, I don't have a problem with blocking service since cell phone triggers are one of the Islamonazis favorite toys and even without a threat, it will save 95% of the passengers from the ultra rude 5% yacking away in their ears.
posted on 01/18/2007 8:10:09 PM PST
I seem to recall reading of a Japanese firm that marketed a "jammer" (not in the US) that could kill signals inside restaurants, churches, movie theatres, etc.
If they can (jam), they certainly should!
posted on 01/18/2007 8:20:31 PM PST
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posted on 01/18/2007 8:20:37 PM PST
Actually, this step was taken because of the increasing use of stupid ringtones. I just came out of a meeting that was interrupted in mid-presentation by a loud, tinny rendition of the 'Star Wars' theme.
The Moscow metros have been on high alert all week.
posted on 01/18/2007 10:27:32 PM PST
by jer33 3
Never heard of this being done anywhere before.
Seeing as how cellphones are used as detonating devices, I'm not surprised.
posted on 01/19/2007 12:32:38 AM PST
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In central Moscow the earliest [and the deepest] parts of the subway system are something like 150+ feet below the surface. Towards the city periphery the subway tunnels become shallower, and in many peripheral parts the subway is no longer SUB-, but the trains run on surface, and thus would remain fully vulnerable.
posted on 01/19/2007 2:02:37 PM PST
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