Boston Mobile Phone Ban

Apr 04 2003 - 11:48 AM ET | In The News

In a move that proves cities act like children, Boston is considering the passage of a ban on mobile phones that is almost exactly like the one in recently enacted NYC.

If you aren't familiar with the rules, the NYC ordinance prohibits mobile devices (not just phones) in public entertainment venus. The penalty is confiscation (by any employee) and a $50 fine... Sounds a lot like high school.

''Coughing and unwrapping throat lozenges is disruptive, too, but it's not illegal,'' - Travis Larson, a spokesman for the Washington-based Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association