This Gin Bar Has Blocked Mobile Phone Signals So People Talk
A Brighton bar has taken the decision to block mobile phone signals in their venue in order to force customers to talk to each other rather than staring at their phones.
The Gin Tub owners Steve Tyler and Scot Callister decided to introduce this after saying “Mobile phones have killed pubs. I hate seeing a whole group of people sitting there on their phones” and instead of simply accepting that people will use their phones they decided to take matters into their own hands by blocked mobile phone signals into the bar.
Don’t worry though if you do need to make an important call then they have fitted retro telephones all over so customers can make a call if needed. The great thing is the phones can also call the other tables in the bar and of course you can call the bar to order another round of G&Ts!
How have they done it? Well by installing a phone signal blocker, it uses a Faraday shield which has been built into the ceiling that blocks phone signals, luckily this is an exception in the UK’s 2006 Wireless Telegraphy Act that allows for this device as laws otherwise ban the use of signal blockers.
So do you think it’s a good or bad idea?