Bar blocks mobile signal so the punters enjoy themselves
What do you think of this?
The Gin Tub in Hove is blocking the signals of mobile phones to ensure they have a uninterrupted, fun-filled visit.
Steven Tyler, the proprietor, was inspired by the 19th century physicist Michael Faraday.
Mr Tyler told Sky News: “So basically we built a Faraday cage. A Faraday cage is a tin box that prevents signals from coming in. I just wanted people to enjoy a night out in my bar, without being interrupted by their phones. So rather than asking them not to use their phones, I stopped the phones working.”
”The system was easy to install. It’s not difficult at all. It’s silver foil in the walls and it’s copper mesh. And it’s not the perfect system, it’s not military grade. The Americans are still listening. But the general public get poor signal or no signal, so they have to go outside to use their phones. That’s what I want them to do. I want them to talk to the people they’re with, not the people they’re not with.”
What do you think of this? Personally I think I’d hate it. It is not very often my husband and I venture out without the children and if we did we like to know we can still be contactable incase anything should happen. This would totally put me off going to The Gin Tub and I would go elsewhere.
I would love to know what you guys think so please get intouch and leave a comment.