Disable The Cell Phones


(permanent link) added: 2012-10-20 09:29:24 sponsor: Prfnoff (last reply: 2012-10-20 09:33:20)

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Plots where a group of characters are trapped somewhere miles from safety without the possibility of calling for help lose plausibility in contemporary times when too many people carry cell phones around. Writers have tried to salvage these plots by deliberately robbing characters of the use of their cell phones, from Applied Phlebotinum signal jamming to esoteric technological malfunction to just getting the phones lost or destroyed.

  • In Tricky Business, Tark, Frank, Holman and Kaz have a jamming device which disables all cell phone communication from the moment they board the ship.
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