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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                              SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

                                 Dallas Office

                            9330 LBJ Freeway, #1170

                              Dallas, Texas 75243

                               November 24, 2009

   Cosmetology Career Center

   Carrollton, Texas



   Case Number: EB-09-DL-0098

   Document Number: W201032500004

   On November 9, 2009, this office received an interference complaint from
   AT&T Mobility regarding six radio signals, covering the 800 MHz band and
   80 MHz of the 1900 MHz band, which were interfering with their licensed
   personal communications service transmissions. The signals were located to
   the Cosmetology Career Center in Carrollton, Texas. On November 9, 2009,
   an agent from this office contacted the Cosmetology Career Center
   concerning the possible use of unauthorized radio transmitters at its
   Carrolton location and spoke to the Operations Leader. The Operations
   Leader admitted that the center had previously used a "5W Adjustable Power
   Jammer," but added that the center turned it off after being contacted by
   AT&T Mobility. The Operations Leader also stated that the center owned
   three "Cell Phone Jammer[s] Heavy Duty 5 Band" which had not yet been put
   into operation.

   Persons operating or using radio transmitters must be licensed or
   authorized by the FCC, pursuant to Section 301 of the Communications Act
   of 1934, as amended. In addition, radio transmitting equipment must comply
   with FCC rules. Section 333 of the Act prohibits willful or malicious
   interference with any radio communications of any station licensed or
   authorized by or under the Act or operated by the United States
   Government. In addition, Section 302(b) of the Act, and Section 2.803(a)
   of the Commission's rules, prohibit the manufacture, importation,
   marketing, sale or operation of devices deliberately designed to jam or
   disrupt wireless communications. The Commission has issued two Public
   Notices specifically stating that the sale and use of transmitters
   designed to prevent, jam or interfere with the operation of cellular and
   personal communications service ("PCS") telephones is unlawful. Section
   303(n) of the Act also authorizes agents of the Commission to inspect all
   radio installations to determine compliance with Commission rules.

   The operation of the devices utilized by you constitutes a violation of
   Sections 333, 302(b), and 301 of the Act, as described above. Such
   operation may subject you to substantial monetary forfeitures, in rem
   arrest action against the offending radio equipment, and criminal
   sanctions including imprisonment. Because unauthorized operation creates a
   danger of interference to important radio communications services, and may
   subject the operator to severe penalties, this notice emphasizes the
   importance of complying strictly with these legal requirements.


                                MUST NOT RESUME.

   You may respond with any information you believe relevant to this warning
   within (10) days from the date of this warning. Your response should be
   sent to the address in the letterhead and reference the listed case
   number. Under the Privacy Act of 1974, we are informing you that the
   Commission's staff will use all relevant material information before it to
   determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure your
   compliance with FCC Rules. This will include any information that you
   disclose in your reply.


   James D. Wells

   District Director

   Dallas Office

   South Central Region


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   47 U.S.C. S: 301. The only exception to this licensing requirement is for
   certain transmitters using or operating at a power level that complies
   with the standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's rules. 47
   C.F.R. S:S: 15.1 et seq.

   47 C.F.R. Part 2, Subpart J.

   47 U.S.C. S: 333.

   47 U.S.C. S: 302a(b); 47 C.F.R. S: 2.803(a).

   See Office of Engineering and Technology and Compliance and Information
   Bureau Warn Against the Manufacture, Importation, Marketing or Operation
   of Transmitters Designed to Prevent or Otherwise Interfere with Cellular
   Radio Communications. DA 99-2150, released October 12, 1999; Sale or Use
   of Transmitters Designed to Prevent, Jam or Interfere with Cell Phone
   Communications is Prohibited in the United States. DA 05-1776, released
   June 27, 2005.

   47 U.S.C. S: 303(n).

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 301, 302a(b), 333.

   See 47 U.S.C. S:S: 401, 501, 503, 510.

   5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3).