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Re: Cell Phone Extenders?

David Clayton (
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 18:42:49 +1100

On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 20:57:27 -0700, DevilsPGD wrote:

> In message <> John Levine
> <> wrote:

>>> If you buy a cellphone and contract for service for that cellphone with
>>> a licensed carrier, then that carrier's license covers the operation of
>>> the phone you activated with that carrier. You can't then go out and
>>> use other phones under that contract without the carrier's consent.

>> An interesting theory, although clearly nonsensical with GSM phones.

> Not at all, GSM phones don't transmit without a SIM card, and once there
> is a SIM card in place, you're licensed under the appropriate carrier.

A GSM phone without a SIM should still be able to make "Emergency" calls
in whatever service area it is in.

This has been a bit of a problem with idiots making untraceable nuisance
calls to emergency operators in Australia.


David Clayton, e-mail:
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