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"My only concern is that it wouldn't work, which I see as a problem."
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We all know the tricks. "Oh, I'm just riding
into a tunnel.", "The reception is g-tt--ng
v-r- b--. I'll -av- to call you b---." (takes
some practicing), or wrapping the phone
in a paper bag to simulate static...
Better solution: a button on the side of the
phone, activated with a flick of
initiates a fake battery empty signal
routine, that is clearly audible. The signal
increases in intensity, and the
conversation is automatically terminated
after a short time. No hassle, very
The good thing is that this feature does
not require any preparation beforehand
and is it credible under all circumstances
and it can be activated at any time.
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||I've often tried faking this myself. There's
problems. I think it probably might have
worked had I had been conversing on a
phone at the time.
||Your secretary lets unwanted calls through? Sack him.
||Crisp packet and thumb over the mic, ultimately, the off button?...
Would a personal Fraday cage work?
Or you could do what I do, which is Only turn it on when you're not at home, and even then leave it in another room.