[LINK] phone jammers

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Sat Nov 17 01:48:39 AEDT 2007

I travelled from Toledo to Madrid and back yesterday on a Renfe AVANT train.

They had an anounsment at the start of each journey in Spanish and 
English asking everyone to turn their mobile phones down and only use 
them between carriages (which is effectievly between glass separating 

That didn't stop the guy in the seat behind me talking away on his 
phone. I could hear him quite clearly even though I was listening to 
last week's ABC Science Show on my mp3 player.

I'm not sure it helped that I couldn't understand him - my Spanish 
hardly extends beyond cafe con leche and aseos?

SMS wasn't mentioned.

BTW, they have public phones in the restaurant cars.

andrew clarke wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 04:27:47PM +1100, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>>I travelled by train in England last year. Many trains have a "no mobile
>>phone" carriage. It was blissful. And quite popular.
> Were SMS (text messages) allowed?  :-)
> On suburban trains in Melbourne I'm more annoyed by people shouting to
> their friends right next to them, or by people slowly making themselves
> go deaf by having their MP3 player's headphones up so loud that I can
> pick the song  5 metres away.  Or the train robot announcing over the PA
> system what I alredy know ("arriving at... Richmond...") ...
> Silence is golden!
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Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Sydney Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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