August 10, 2005

keep It Off?

Cell phones won't be very useful if everyone keeps them turned off when they aren't using them which many may choose to do.

There is little reason to expect that this capability, if true, will not be abused.

Via Balko.

Posted by Steve on August 10, 2005

Your cell phone is in contant communication with the system, whether or not you are calling. That's how you get the signal strength reading, and how the system determines which tower to route a call to your phone through.

Turning on the microphone remotely is not a big deal, as modern phones are digital devices.

This won't work with the older analog systems.

Posted by Bryan at August 10, 2005 9:20 PM
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