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Re: What do Cellphones Talk About?

Koos van den Hout (
9 Apr 2006 20:08:11 GMT

Thomas A. Horsley <> wrote in

> So what the heck are all those little talks with the cell tower about if
> they don't even exchange the time of day while they are at it? (My
> definition of "useful" must be different than my cellphone's).

I'm no cellphone technician or protocol technician, but for as far as
I know it boils down to "I'm here!", "I'd like to register with cell
0x6EC1", "I'd like to stay with cell 0x6EC1" and more of the same.


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