West Virginia area has cell phone ban

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on May 20, 2012 at 11:23 AM

If the omnipresent world of wireless devices -- a web of cell phones, Blackberrys, etc. -- is too much for you, then an area in the hills of West Virginia might be your paradise.

CBS Sunday Morning profiled a "13,000-square mile swath of the state that in 1958 was declared by the FCC the National Radio Quiet Zone."

The area is a true throwback with pay phones still being used as wireless devices are banned.

"The Quiet Zone was set up to protect the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a very large and very sensitive radio telescope listening for the faintest of signals from space."

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