Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Disposable Cell Phones Use by Criminals, Drug Dealers and Terrorists

Disposal, pre-paid cell phones have long been used by criminals and terrorists.  One can pay cash for the phone, use it a few times and then dispose of it.  They are quite inexpensive and provide a secure means of communication that is not afforded by landlines or cell phones which require a contract service agreement.  Lawmakers are now looking at ways to regulate the use of pre-paid cell phones.  See "Lawmaker's crackdown on prepaid cell phones that abet criminal and terror suspects", Fox News.com, June 8, 2010.  For an example of a prepaid cell phone see the link below.

T-Mobile Nokia 1208 Prepaid Cell Phone

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