posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 09:46 PM
reply to post by dooleysleftleg
Hey OP, interesting story here. I wonder if I might share a little note on it here and perhaps offer an explanation. First, let me say if I am correct
in how this happened, it was the mother of all wrong numbers..and probably left someone on the other end feeling more foolish than your friend was
There are two aspects of modern cell phones I've read about repeatedly in non-fiction accounts of intelligence and military operations today. First
is the fact that they stay powered and capable of tracking you with or without a sim card..and with or without a battery. This has been recounted
several times in books on Intelligence training and work. Specifically, it's mentioned in reference to the lengths they're required to go in
'making safe' a cell phone before driving up to and onto a sensitive facility no one is supposed to know they're at for sure.
Second...Some government phones come with the capability to make calls. I don't mean normal calls..I mean make ANY call, ANYWHERE on Earth that has a
cell phone service tower of ANY kind. Plan, owner and regional issues don't matter. Our own phones are capable of something very similar in
"Emergency Mode" for 911 dialing..and that works fine with no plan or registration of the phone at all. I know that is true by dialing myself. The
"Government Mode" is just a very enhanced "911" dialing mode, when one thinks about it.
^^ In that line of thought... Your friend may have, entirely by accident, been the one to show the reverse capability of that. That being, the ability
to call INTO any phone, regardless of restriction, plan or phone status. If it can get power, it can be dialed and rung. That sort of thing. That is
where I figure the caller probably turned 10 shades of red and would just as soon pretend that never happened..after realizing WHY his intended caller
didn't answer the phone.
By the way... dropping the sim card will NOT prevent GPS tracking of the phone..as noted above. Exactly as the phone can be tracked by some ID number
totally separate from the Sim Card data, I'll bet it can be called that way too and we just saw it proven. Just my thoughts.....