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Hong Kong's Thomas Edison shows his smarts

Smart Rich Energy Finance (Holdings) chairman Nelson Wong Kam-fu, who claims to have 468 patents for his various inventions, was thrust into the spotlight when Star Paging Communications, which he founded 30 years ago, launched the world's first Chinese-language pager

Wednesday, 19 September, 2007, 12:00am

Blocking devices an expensive option

Just as speech is silver but silence golden, it can cost more to block a mobile phone than it does to buy one.

Devices to jam phone signals cost up to $50,000, and even the cheapest are about $1,500.

According to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority, jammers work by transmitting a signal in the same frequency bands as mobile phones.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Blocking devices an expensive option

Just as speech is silver but silence golden, it can cost more to block a mobile phone than it does to buy one.

Devices to jam phone signals cost up to $50,000, and even the cheapest are about $1,500.

According to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority, jammers work by transmitting a signal in the same frequency bands as mobile phones.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

End this selfishness

If a public consultation into proposals to block mobile phone signals at performance venues reveals widespread support - as it surely ought to do - we could become the first place in the world where such blocking devices are legalised.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Time to clamp down on this mobile medley

I am fed up with the persistent nuisance of mobile phones during live events in Hong Kong.

This may seem a bit of an old complaint, but it appears more valid now than ever.

13 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Monitor

I DO NOT profess to know exactly how many acres of unused industrial floor space we have at the moment but I do know it is better measured in acres than square feet and that the answer runs well into the thousands.

19 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Phone pests may be silenced

Jamming devices are being tested to block signals to pagers and mobile phones in cinemas and theatres.

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority said it was considering introducing such devices under existing licensing laws.

The office's senior assistant director (regulatory), Au Man-ho, said test results would be ready in several months.

10 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Price-fix warning to phone firms

Mobile-phone companies have been warned they may be punished for raising charges one after another.

Lawmakers studying a bill to strengthen powers of the Telecommunications Authority were told yesterday that collusion may not only be achieved by the companies raising their fees at the same time.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Policy towards inconsiderate phone users

We write to respond to the letters from Paul Pratt and Thomas Ng, 'Cinema slobs spoiling it for everyone else', on January 6. I'm not quite sure that the Post really meant to label those who insist on making and receiving telephone calls from their seats as slobs: we would more appropriately label them 'inconsiderate' since these people lack common courtesy to those around them.

25 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

State's dead hand is a waste of space

A little noticed appeal court ruling that went the Government's way this week poses a big question for our authorities.

16 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Pager firm blocks sect calls

One of Hong Kong's biggest paging companies is facing a reprimand after it failed to relay messages referring to the Falun Gong sect, which is outlawed on the mainland.

The Telecommunications Authority said yesterday it was concerned by the actions of CM Telecom International, which it said might have violated licensing conditions and telecommunication laws.

6 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

A deaf ear

That the Falun Gong sect remains lawful in Hong Kong despite being banned on the mainland has been rightly taken as a sign of the strength of China's commitment to one country, two systems.

Thus when even Beijing is prepared to tolerate the sect's activities in the SAR, it is no business of paging operators to impede them.

6 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Pager workers face pay cut or termination

About 60 paging workers have refused to accept a proposal to cut their pay by up to 40 per cent, ignoring the threat of the sack.

The Chevalier staff were told on October 15 that pay would be cut by $3,000 to $4,000 a month and they would be sacked if they did not agree by last Friday.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Use it - lose it

Thea White's letter (South China Morning Post, September 4) struck a chord with me.

17 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

200 exam pupils broke phone and pager rules

More than 200 candidates were caught breaking the rules by not switching off their mobile phones or pagers in exams - more than double the number caught last year.

One Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination student even talked on the phone for almost three minutes during an exam.

10 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

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