Subways Disable Cell Phone Service
Japan’s suffering subway and train commuters may welcome this news although it might be a bit heart-stopping for communications (as opposed to people) carriers. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the transportation bureau of Nagoya city government has decided to relocate relay base stations that were installed near the ticket gates at the 72 below-ground stations in the 80-station system so that commuters cannot use their mobile phones on trains and in stations.
The move is the first attempt in the nation to protect pace-maker users from radio waves transmitted by cell phones, the Yomiuri reports. Full story Here.