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Old 10-23-2006, 04:43 PM
RobbieB
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Default Curious, can they tell which phone you have?

Since you can swap out sim cards and phones can they tell what phone you are
using? I would assume so, just curious.



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Old 10-23-2006, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: Curious, can they tell which phone you have?


In article <xq5%g.17289$e66.5229@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com >,
RobbieB <me@email.com> wrote:
>Since you can swap out sim cards and phones can they tell what phone you are
>using? I would assume so, just curious.


The phone transmits its IMEI# to the tower, so they definitely can tell.


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Old 10-24-2006, 03:41 PM
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Default Re: Curious, can they tell which phone you have?

In article <ehj72n$lu6$1@reader2.panix.com>,
retsuhcs@xinap.moc (Mike S.) wrote:

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> In article <xq5%g.17289$e66.5229@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com >,
> RobbieB <me@email.com> wrote:
> >Since you can swap out sim cards and phones can they tell what phone you are
> >using? I would assume so, just curious.

>
> The phone transmits its IMEI# to the tower, so they definitely can tell.


They could tell, but apparently do nothing with that info.

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Old 10-24-2006, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: Curious, can they tell which phone you have?

Well, the reason I'm wondering is that I just bought 3 phones and I plan to
get insurance on them. These phones are under my company, my son wanted to
swap phones with me cause the new one we got with a rebate could let him
connect to his pc for ringtones and stuff.

Basically we plan to trade phones. He also has a cingular phone which is
insured. I supposed I should probably just call eventually and "document"
the switch and transfer the insurances but for now it just seems like a
minor inconenience... both phones were purchased from cingular and I am
paying for both plans, just one personal and one under business.



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