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Signal blocking cell phone case

When you want it but want it incommunicado
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It seems like a good idea to enable the tracking feature on your cell. Until your wife discovers you to be back at that sleazy bar, or your parents find you are at the house of the boy who sells weed, or you are a fence and some halfwit robber brings you a phone with the police right behind him tracking the phone.

Times like those, the ability to locate where a given phone might be is not so good. BUNGCO is all about so good. Introducing the signal blocking cell phone case. Clap that little phone into the case and no signals will come in or out. The phone stays with you but is incommunicado.

bungston, Sep 26 2012


       Isn't taking the battery or SIM card out enough?
hippo, Sep 26 2012

       Where's the profit there? Plus you must know that such a thing is possible, as I did not.
bungston, Sep 26 2012

       How about just turning it off?
ytk, Sep 26 2012

       Then you have to turn it back on again.   

       This would be an interesting plot device in a movie. The police are tracking the cellphone signal of an assassin but then they lose the signal. Suddenly the signal returns, and when they arrive and kick down the door they find the cellphone in postal wrapping still in the opened Signal Blocking Cell Phone Case with a startled average american family looking on.
rcarty, Sep 26 2012

       Small biscuit tins work pretty well for this.   

       Alternatively, you could take the tinfoil from your hat and wrap it round the phone.
8th of 7, Sep 26 2012

       /with a startled average american family looking on/ Do the police kill them? You know, on general principles?
bungston, Sep 26 2012

       It turns out the family was not frozen in fear, but were in fact already dead, and previously stuffed and posed by the assassin, a deranged taxidermist. This was a great relief to the police who had entered firing a hail of bullets that had mostly struck the children.   

       However, the mystery deepens when a bright-eyed up-start rookie detective poses the question of who opened the package. He is immediately arrested under suspicion of collaborating with the assassin, based on this revelation. He resists, and is too shot multiple times.   

       It is later discovered that a small charge of compressed gas contained in the paper packaging had opened the package. Nobody dared inquire into the opening of the Signal Blocking Cell Phone Case.
rcarty, Sep 26 2012

       //biscuit tins//   

       Ooooooo, it's just so BRITISH sounding!
ytk, Sep 26 2012

       /He resists, and is too shot multiple times/ Any amount of shot is too shot for that poor rookie.   

       Yes, yes, I can see how this story would go. Actually that is a lie; given this start I cannot at all guess how it would go. But I would definitely watch. Especially if it were BBC, and sort of a hybrid of their cop dramas and Monty Python.
bungston, Sep 26 2012

       // and sort of a hybrid of their cop dramas and Monty Python //   

       It's called the "Metropolitan Police" and it would be hilariously funny if it were not for the fact that people do actually die quite frequently, some of whom aren't even black, Irish, or actually guilty of anything.
8th of 7, Sep 26 2012

       Isn't this what "airplane mode" is for? Even big brother can't overrule the FAA.
scad mientist, Sep 26 2012

       "Close your signal blocking cell phone case" another euphemism.
rcarty, Sep 27 2012

       //It seems like a good idea to enable the tracking feature on your cell.//   

       No it doesn't. Not even a little bit.
Voice, Sep 27 2012

       What [Voice] said. You're just helping UNESCO to aim their Secret Brane Ray better.   

       What, a harmless, well-meaning and peaceful organisation dedicated to learning and knowledge? YES, THAT'S JUST WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE … WHY DO YOU THINK THEY BUILT THE SECRET BRANE RAY ? AND IT'S WORKING, ISN'T IT?
8th of 7, Sep 27 2012

       So is this the same thing as Airplane Mode? That mode makes me invisible? Inquiring minds want to know.
bungston, Sep 28 2012

       21 Quest - Flight mode is good til somebody hacks the phone to pretend to be on flight mode.   

       This is good for paranoid people.
mofosyne, Sep 30 2012


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