A Cell Phone Kill Switch! Do you want one?
Ah come on...I love mine, I know you love yours...Your cell phone! Be careful though..
Cell phones amount to 30-40% of all thefts in the USA! Yikes! In 2002 1.6 million people were attacked for their phones in 2012. I mean, people were literally beaten up and had their cell phones taken from them, sometimes violently
The simple reason is that Cell phones can be resold for Top dollar elsewhere, especially in foreign countries. They often fetch anywhere between $100.00-$200.00 on the black market and can be easily re-activated on cell networks in foreign countries.
Mark Leno a California state senator, refuses to wait any longer. The Democrat plans to introduce a bill in the next few weeks that would require a kill switch in all new smartphones sold in California.
A Kill switch, when activated by you, the rightful owner of the cell phone, would render the cell phone useless. Essentially turning into a glorified doorstop
Do you think this is a good idea? I kind of like it. It would deter cell phone crime.