Tuesday, August 9, 2011
How to keep your cell phone from being traced, without removing the battery
Although I seldom turn my cell phone on unless I am about to make a call, I realize that it can nevertheless be pinged. One solution would be to remove the battery but that's a bit of a hassle.
This morning I put the phone in my aluminum briefcase and called the number. It rang.
Next, I put it in my fireproof file cabinet and then called it. It rang again.
I drove into town and bought a 25-foot box of aluminum foil at the Grizzly Grocery for $1.40. Back home, I cut out a 6 by 6-inch square, wrapped it around the phone, and called it. NO ANSWER.
Let's see: The box of foil will yield 100 6-inch-square pieces, at a cost of $0.014 each to protect 100 cell phones. If I buy the boxes by the case, at a discount, and sell each cell phone protector for 99 cents, that will be a profit margin of, uh ...