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Cell phone silencers coming soon to Canada, government could be big buyer

News | 04/30/2001 4:00 am EDT

A U.S.-based company with R&D facilities in Stittsville ON has developed a cell phone silencer that it says can be distributed in Canada and the United States without contravening laws that ban the sale of such devices. David Desrosier, founder and CEO of Osterville MA-based Cell Block Technologies Ltd, says the Canadian government could be its first customer for devices that appear to fall outside the current prohibition. That’s because the devices mute the ring on cellular telephones, rather than block the radio signal.

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