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Ofcom raid pirate phone repeater...

Postby m0lsx » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:42 pm

I have just seen a link to this on my FB feed..
http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/towns/malmesburyheadlines/10925913.Ofcom_raid_should_solve_mobile_phone_misery_in_Malmesbury/
Illegal phone repeater equipment blamed for the poor O2 mobile signal in Malmesbury since November has been seized.

Use of a mobile phone repeater carries a maximum fine of £5,000 and one-year imprisonment, says Ofcom.

“We have today traced a case of mobile signal interference in Malmesbury, and removed illegal mobile phone repeaters from a property in the area.
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Re: Ofcom raid pirate phone repeater...

Postby Mark5R » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:38 pm

I see where the big mobile phone companies are involved which means big ££££ the ofcom actually get involved.

What device is this they were using and is there any more info on this story. I did read everything on the link but did not find much more on it
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Re: Ofcom raid pirate phone repeater...

Postby m0lsx » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:11 pm

They are sold as Mobile phone home signal boosters...Some people live in locations where in certain parts the house or the garden they cannot get a signal, so they put what is sold as a signal booster in a location where they do get a signal & then the house is covered....

http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/2012/11/mobile-repeaters/

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=mobile+phon ... r&tbm=shop
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Re: Ofcom raid pirate phone repeater...

Postby Mark5R » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:53 pm

Thanks for the extra info. I feel sorry for people who bought these unawares as its one of those things its legal to buy or sell but not legal to use.
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