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   October 15, 2012 Neil Grace, (202) 418-0506


                        JAMMER TIP LINE: 1-855-55-NOJAM

   Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement
   Bureau today launches a dedicated jammer tip line - 1-855-55-NOJAM (or
   1-855-556-6526) -  to  make it easier for the public to report the use or
   sale of illegal cell phone, GPS or other signal jammers. It is against the
   law for consumers to use, import, advertise, sell or ship a cell or GPS
   jammer or any other type of device that blocks, jams or interferes with
   authorized communications, whether on private or public property.

   Call the FCC's toll free Jammer Tip Line immediately if:

     * you are aware of the ongoing use of a cell, GPS, or other signal

     * your employer operates a jammer in your workplace;

     * you observe a jammer in operation at your school or college;

     * you observe an advertisement for a jammer at a local store; or

     * you observe a jammer being operated on your local bus, train or other
       mass transit system.

   Michele Ellison, Chief of the Enforcement Bureau, said: "We need consumers
   to be our eyes and ears. Jammers do not just weed out noisy or annoying
   conversations and disable unwanted GPS tracking, they can prevent 9-1-1
   and other emergency phone calls from getting through in a time of need."

   Calls to the Jammer Tip Line will be handled by experienced Enforcement
   Bureau staff. Callers are encouraged to provide as much detail as
   possible, including the time and location of the incident, a description
   of the jamming device (if available), and the name and contact information
   of the individual or business using or selling the device. While callers
   may remain anonymous, the Bureau urges callers to provide a contact phone
   number in case additional information is needed.

   Ms. Ellison added, "Every tip can make a difference. While our agents are
   actively pursuing these violations online and on the street, you can help.
   We encourage concerned parents, commuters, employees, and anyone else with
   credible information to tip us off. Working together, we can stop the
   spread of illegal jammers."

   For more information, Frequently Asked Questions about cell, GPS, and
   Wi-Fi jammers are available at, or you may email us at

   Media inquiries should be directed to Neil Grace at (202) 418-0506 or or to Karen Onyeije at (202) 418-1757 or

   - FCC -



   News media Information 202 / 418-0500

   Fax-On-Demand 202 / 418-2830

   TTY 202/418-2555


   Federal Communications Commission

   445 12th Street, S.W.

   Washington, D. C. 20554

   This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the
   full text of a Commission order

   constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ