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Cell phone conversations are being recorded.

hootowl

rrProfessor

Garnet Valley, Pa.

I was on the phone today with another person. Both of us were on cells. It was about a 10 minute call when about half way through we both hear "this conversation is being recorded". Nothing identified who it was.

After the call I contacted Sprint, my provider. They acknowledged that they do record phone conversation for "QA" purposes. Not my call to Sprint, but regular calls. She said generally they do it with 800 numbers but after pushing her she stopped talking and said she didn't have any more info on the subject.

FYI

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06-09-2011 Over year old.
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steffgiguere

rrProfessor

St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

This only happen in the US?

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sincity

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Pasco, WA

Only in the US would they actually tell you.

06-09-2011 Over year old.
drdot

Elite Veteran

So. California, Orange County.

fwiw..

Man.. This is gettin' bad!

Next thing you'll be tellin' me is I can't tweet photos of my Junk without Breitbart findin' out!!......


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06-09-2011 Over year old.
the collective

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Bayside, NY, U.S.A

I'd be a lot MORE surprised if I learned that phone calls were not recorded.

06-09-2011 Over year old.
Heliguychris

Key Veteran

Perth, West Australia

Google ECHELON....

The US gov has been recording every single phone call, text message, email etc.... and runs them through the above program scanning for key words such as bomb, preseident, gold etc..

No tin hat required, just the way it is

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hootowl

rrProfessor

Garnet Valley, Pa.

What was strange here is the voice came on during our conversation. I only ever heard that during customer service type calls and even then it would be at the beginning of the call. This was a non business call where both parties were on cell phones and the message occurred half way through the call. I found it strange.

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SSN Pru

Elite Veteran

Taxachusetts

so, are you going to be staying with Sprint now?

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

06-09-2011 Over year old.
Four Stroker

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Atlanta

Big Brother IP 6 was tested yesterday.

06-09-2011 Over year old.
RCHSF

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East

I known this all along in my heart, and mine. But now it's confirmed. Great Job.

Some people don't know this, but if your using a home phone, ie Land line. Anyone with in a a few hundred feet can her you and the person your talking too with a Hand Held Police scanner, just set it to scan all channels from around 800 MHz and up. If your talking, the scanner will stop on your channel, all the person has to do with the scanner is write the frequency down, then they can listen to you anytime they wish. I tried it a few times, to see if it worked, Note I did not care what the neighbors were doing, just testing it. I also would set and listen to McDonald's drive through to see what people were buying. They use some where around 800MHz, I no longer do this, just did it a few times to see if I could. lol

06-09-2011 Over year old.
hootowl

rrProfessor

Garnet Valley, Pa.

so, are you going to be staying with Sprint now?
Would it make a difference if I changed?

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ACKopter

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Florida


rcflyer_09 I known this all along in my heart, and mine. But now it's confirmed. Great Job.

Some people don't know this, but if your using a home phone, ie Land line. Anyone with in a a few hundred feet can her you and the person your talking too with a Hand Held Police scanner, just set it to scan all channels from around 800 MHz and up. If your talking, the scanner will stop on your channel, all the person has to do with the scanner is write the frequency down, then they can listen to you anytime they wish. I tried it a few times, to see if it worked, Note I did not care what the neighbors were doing, just testing it. I also would set and listen to McDonald's drive through to see what people were buying. They use some where around 800MHz, I no longer do this, just did it a few times to see if I could. lol
And you bought scanning equipment why? Sounds a little odd, listening to your neighbors, McDonalds, and who knows what else! Maybe you should focus your efforts somewhere else, that behaviour is just plain strange and I really don't care what spin or excuses you put on it.

06-09-2011 Over year old.
philip 01

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ft worth

And you bought scanning equipment why? Sounds a little odd, listening to your neighbors, McDonalds, and who knows what else! Maybe you should focus your efforts somewhere else, that behaviour is just plain strange and I really don't care what spin or excuses you put on it.
guilty. used to have a scanner years ago.

not strange, but very interesting. certainly learned some things that were important to know. you'd be surprised.

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RCHSF

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East

ACKopter

And you bought scanning equipment why? Sounds a little odd, listening to your neighbors, McDonalds, and who knows what else! Maybe you should focus your efforts somewhere else, that behaviour is just plain strange and I really don't care what spin or excuses you put on it.
I bet your strange to in your own way, look in the mirror.

No!!! , as in past tense.

Many many years ago. I just had a Nice Bear Cat Scanner, and one day I was just letting it scan, and it started picking up people talking. I did not know who they were, or how close. So I figured it must be with in a few hundred feet, because home phones don't transmit that far, but it's possible could have been miles away who knows. But I did it a few more times, to see if It was just a fluke. just letting it randomly scan anything above 800. I was not looking to do this, it just happened the first time, so I thought I'd mention it. I thought it was right funny.

Personally I'd be more worried about Big Brother. I'd rather know something is possible than not know about it at all. This could save your life one day. The place this world is heading, you better grab every advantage you can.

06-10-2011 Over year old.
hootowl

rrProfessor

Garnet Valley, Pa.

I thought scanners were not allowed to pick up the private spectrum for cell phones by law. I'm sure you can get anything you want if you go to the right place.

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SSN Pru

Elite Veteran

Taxachusetts

I believe he's saying he picked up cordless land-line phone conversations, not cell phone conversations.

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06-10-2011 Over year old.
davehour

Elite Veteran

Guayama, Puerto Rico 00785

I read somewhere hearing conversations using scanners is legal. What it is not legal is to talk about or tell anyone what you heard.

David

06-11-2011 Over year old.
the collective

Key Veteran

Bayside, NY, U.S.A

You can hear land line conversations on the scanner only when the person on the landline is using a cordless phone. If they're on a regular hard wired phone there's no transmission for the scanner to pick up.

06-11-2011 Over year old.
RCHSF

Key Veteran

East

the collective

You can hear land line conversations on the scanner only when the person on the landline is using a cordless phone. If they're on a regular hard wired phone there's no transmission for the scanner to pick up.
Exactly, that was in my first post. But I failed to mention cordless I guess, just assumed most people had converted to wireless.

And if it's illegal to hear a conversation. Then I better plug my ears next time I walk down the side walk when im out and about.

I still have scanners, but none that can scan over 800 mhz. And I no longer live in the city, so only thing I could pick now is crickets.

06-12-2011 Over year old.
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