are cell phone jammers illegal in the us?

I’m in the US and my teacher uses a cellphone jammer in my highschool. Is that illegal? I heard the FCC banned cell phone jammers. Is it illegal for a teacher to use them?

5 responses on “are cell phone jammers illegal in the us?

  1. Joe

    I think only federal agencies are permitted to use aforementioned devices,definetely not civilians.

  2. Neeko

    United States: illegal to operate, manufacture, import, or offer for sale, including advertising (Communications Act of 1934)[8], with fines of up to $11,000 and imprisonment of up to one year.[9]


  3. Red Herring

    Some prisons use cell-phone jammers. You’re going to have to look up cellphone jammer legislation in your district, state, or county. Generally any device that causes interference is regulated..

  4. Bethtron

    I live in Canada and a principal here did this a little while ago..I believe it is only illegal if they don’t tell you. If they tell you though, I think they can. They are used at lots of events for security reasons (I believe they were used when Obama was voted President). If he gave you fair warning, I think you’re SOL.

  5. DM

    The FCC is slowly changing the rules with regards to prison use, and as I believe they are moving to allow other applications as well. Your best bet would be to check with state and local authorities, and you would also have to make the distinction if your school is considered private property or not.

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