Royal wedding to adopt mobile signal-blocking technology

Royal wedding to adopt mobile signal-blocking technologyRoyal wedding attendees hoping to post live Twitter or Facebook updates have had their dreams shattered, with the announcement that signal-blocking technology will be used during Friday morning’s ceremony.

With 1,900 guests cramming into the church, it was feared that ringing mobiles and eager social networking peeps might cheapen the festivities.

The block will commence early on Friday morning, and remain in force until after the ceremony.

It’s undeniably a good idea, but we would’ve loved to see Elton John answer his phone and boom: “I’M AT THE ROYAL WEDDING!” in a Trigger Happy TV stylee.

We’re looking forward to rocking our Alcatel Royal Wedding Phones on Friday, complete with Mendelssohn's Wedding March ringtone. Only one more sleep to go...

via: Yahoo!

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 28, 2011 at 12:14

I love it! Private citizens break the law when they import/buy/use a cell phone signal jammer...
And COME ON!!! This is NOT about 'ringing phones', it IS about triggering bombs!

JonLester / MOD  Apr. 28, 2011 at 12:23

I daresay it also has a lot do do with protecting exclusive rights to footage as well as protecting against security threats...

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 28, 2011 at 12:46

You're right, Jon... I reckon that is the main reason, actually.
Bombs? paah... a Hello Exclusive - that's where the buck stops.

mrew42  Apr. 28, 2011 at 13:34

Exclusive rights to footage to a public event?
Have they done a deal with Hello? ;)

I'll be washing the car :)

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