Are police scanner apps illegal?

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  1. DroidXDoes4G
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    I really wanna try one, but not sure if I should.

    If it's illegal by state, is it illegal in TX?

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    Would it be on the market if it was illegal?

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    Come on really? It's not like google checks what goes in the market...

    To the op it depends on the state, but most make it illegal to have one in your car. However, since it's on your phone chances are you're not going to get caught. But yes, it is technically "illegal" to have if you use it in the car. At home, no it's not illegal in most states
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    It's absolutely legal. Radio Shack has been selling police scanners for decades.
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    They are legal.....
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    Again...it's legal to use in your home, most states say its illegal to drive around with a police scanner in your car.
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    Incorrect.....U.S. Scanner Laws
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    ok maybe not most states haha...i stand corrected...guess the best thing is to check with your state laws
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    I've had a scanner in my car since 82
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    If you don't know, I'd suggest Googling.
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    clearly you dont live in fl or ny, the two states i'm always in which both dont allow it in your car...haha
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    Actually I would be allowed. Vol. Firefighter/Paramedic....
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    ah there you go.
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    There was an article on Droid life a couple of days ago about police scanners.

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    ...or posting in a droid forum where some people may know the answer (ie, the mod in this case) ;)

    Wait...that's what he did...:p

    Ignore this post, OP. You asked in the right place and seem to be getting good info.

    - DD
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