[Cryptography] phantom 3g service?

Danny Muizebelt dannym at packetloss.at
Thu Oct 13 16:45:52 EDT 2022

What a weird target for criminals: People who can't afford a new phone. ;)

Kidding aside, maybe your phone is reacting to 3G MicroCells in people's


On Thu, Oct 13, 2022 at 10:35 PM Ray Dillinger <bear at sonic.net> wrote:

> So anyhow, since 3g service has been terminated in my area, I've kept my
> old phone because it's still fairly useful as a wifi device.  Can't do
> voice talk or SMS any more since I transferred my phone number, but it
> still does everything else.
> Thing is, sometimes when I'm walking around, it thinks it sees 3g
> service.  And I airplane-mode the thing and stick it back in my pocket.
> There are exactly zero carriers in this area who still provide 3g service.
> Are these obsolete stingrays?  Scammers fishing for people who still
> have old phones and now can't get legit service? Or something else?
> Bear
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