While I would get some joy from being able to silence cell phones in theatre, church, class, etc., I think that these devices could serously undermine legitimate uses for cell phones, like enemergency calls and such.
If the government, or any public institution started using these, I'd call foul on basis of freedom. Private institutions (and persons) -- that's a different story. They don't seem absolutely okay, but I certaintly don't have an intelligent arguement against them.
Oh, and before Ace_Lightning says it: My uncle is a prayer leader in Quatar, and thinks these things work great
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