Welcome to MacTalk Australia

the largest Australian community for Apple discussions and topics

Join the discussions, Register Now!
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,403

    Default I think i'm paranoid - mobile phone sending sms

    I'm with optus and everytime i change mobile phones (swap sim cards to another phone) it would send an sms to someone.
    Its definitely not a phone issue cuz i have i've tried putting my sim in two nokias, two sony ericsson and one motorola and they all do the same.
    What is it? Are they tagging me?
    MacBook Pro | 2.26 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Langwarrin, VIC
    Posts
    220

    Default

    how do you know it's sending one just out of interest?
    "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night"Quote by Edgar Allan Poe

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Adelaide: Light's Inspirational Design
    Posts
    2,148

    Default

    also are they random messages to random people?
    Thinking about what next to think about . . . . . . . . .
    24" iMac: 15" iMac G4 "lampshade" 12" Performa 580

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,403

    Default

    Oh i know because after i turn on the phone, it would say 'sending message' or something like that. There's no message in my outbox or send folders. It just disappears - so i dont know what the message is about or where its going to.
    Its very weird indeed. My nokia phone actually asks whether i want to send the message or not.
    MacBook Pro | 2.26 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD

  5. #5
    Starscream Guest

    Default

    Sort of like mine.. but different. im with vodafone, and everyone time i power on my phone it tells me i have failed messages that havnt been sent, there is no traces of these 'messages' anywhere.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    O'Connor, Democratic People's Republic of Canberra
    Posts
    439

    Default

    MI5, run

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Riverton, WA
    Posts
    665

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffie View Post
    ...it would say 'sending message' or something like that.
    I am with Optus and I have observed similar things on my phone, although seemingly at random times. I thought I was just imagining it as I could find no trace of the message.

    I have a Sony Ericson T610. On which type(s) of phone have you observed this phenomenon?
    Blog Twitter Flickr Florist Perth
    Jupiter: 15" 2.3 GHz MBP AuPhone II: iPhone 4S 32 Gb AuPad: 16GB iPad

  8. #8
    Exocet's Avatar Exocet is offline We're gonna need to move you down into storage B.

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,308

    Default

    I'm just speculating, but it may be the programming on the simcard notifying the network what model phone you're now using. Depending on the kind of browser your phone uses (Openwave, Sony-Ericsson, Nokia), certain switches have to be thrown at the network side to ensure WAP/MMS compatability. I'd say its just saving you a call to Optus.

  9. #9

    Default

    Phones communicate with the towers over allocated "control channels"

    It just so happens that these control messages are far and few between. So, some really smart engineers decided to send these funky short text messages in the spare space. These days, those text messages are called SMS (MMS is not done like this).
    Funnily enough, the control messages are still sent over these channels (who'd've thunk it!).
    Odds, are that one part of your phone is talking to the tower and another part is recognising the messages (SMS are control messages that are tagged differently) being sent and telling you that something is happening.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    BrizVegas
    Posts
    232

    Default

    Hey There,

    There's a good chance that you have sim backup enabled on the sim card (usually 3G sims) & that every time you change the sim it's just updating it's home details..

    My 2c worth

    Cheers
    Macbook Pro 13 & 15, MacPro, MacMini, PowerMac G5, TiBook, iPhone 5s, iPods Asst
    Successful trades:Lenman74, Rasta, Rayd,tintinaujapon, timwallG5,macmine, ryano & many others

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    wine country
    Posts
    3,020

    Default

    How else does your phone know you just drove into Toolebuc?
    why are you reading this?

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,403

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tibook View Post
    Hey There,

    There's a good chance that you have sim backup enabled on the sim card (usually 3G sims) & that every time you change the sim it's just updating it's home details..

    My 2c worth

    Cheers
    Oh thank you - i called up. Optus - you're completely right
    MacBook Pro | 2.26 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Crashed in a Melbourne bike lane
    Posts
    1,101

    Default

    Everybody here thinks you are paranoid

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    924

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubhousing View Post
    Everybody here thinks you are paranoid
    Sh*t yeah!
    Suffering another bout of Apple Anticipation Anxiety syndrome... but doesn't everyone?

    Just a three figure post count punk.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    667

    Default

    Also Mystatus is another one to look out for
    www.ribbonista.com.au
    First Person in Canberra to get the 3G 8G iPhone on Optus on the 11/07/08, wii console nick Darksplatw wii number 7209 0535 2983 2966 PM me to be my friend

  16. #16

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Newtown
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by morgan View Post
    MI5, run
    bahahahaaa ahahaa :]

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •