I saw a similar report on channel 10 and channel 8 ran one tonight too. The
evening TV news shows have obviously picked up on this and will keep with
it, at least until the next major scandal.
So, anyone know how this works on PDC?
The phones must be addressable, because lost/stolen phones can be switched
off, but it seems its a not very high tech method of protecting against
things like cloning. Could it be nothing but a serial number?
And does anyone know any victims?
There was an interesting bit on cloned cellular phones on 6ch
news tonight, where users are being billed for packet charges
they deny are theirs.
In one case a teenaged girl had her phone locked in a drawer
for 30 days and still racked up nearly Y20,000 in charges. The
phone company's (Docomo) response? "Parents today are
often unable to tell if their children are lying" and other
similarly rude statements.
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Received on Tue Nov 25 11:33:38 2003