Topic: Strange things happening on my mobile.


Potter    -- Oct-30-2016 @ 12:07 PM
  Hi.

I have just been clearing my call registers etc on my mobile phone and discovered a load of outgoing phone calls that I did not make. My phone is always locked to prevent accidental number dialling and I keep it in an inside zipped pocket of my jacket. I never leave it lying about anywhere. The calls amount to around six hours. My supplier is T Mobile which is part of EE.

I have checked the numbers on the "who called me" website and some of them are scammer numbers.

Has anybody else experienced this phenomenon? Does anybody have an explanation?


Hylander    -- Oct-30-2016 @ 1:39 PM
  That is not good , hope you have informed your provider I would hope they would put a stop of any of the numbers that you can see.   It is quite worrying.  Are you PAYG, if so it is not so tragic because eventually the phone will just run out of juice but if you are on contract that is not good.    If you are positive that no other person can use the phone then this has to be down to EE or whoever.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


This message was edited by Hylander on Oct-30-16 @ 2:46 PM


Potter    -- Oct-31-2016 @ 8:45 AM
  Hi Hylander.

I am suspecting EE. I do not use the phone much and when I do I usually text. The phone is an old Nokia. It may be that they are trying to get more revenue from me by doing this. I am going to keep an eye on the dialled numbers part of the menu and if it happens again I will buy a new phone on the 3 network. Three offer cheaper rates anyway and they have better reception in general.


Steve51    -- Oct-31-2016 @ 8:52 AM
  When I saw the title of this thread, I thought you were going to tell us you had a signal in Horning!  Smile

Steve. CM1 and NR12


Potter    -- Oct-31-2016 @ 11:56 AM
  LOL

Nice one Steve.

Incidentally, I went for two weeks on the Northern Broads  in mid Septemberand apart from Wroxham I did not get a signal Anywhere! on EE. My computer which runs on a Three modem worked perfectly apart from a few small dead spots.


heididobie    -- Oct-31-2016 @ 11:58 AM
  I thought Horning now gets a mobile signal?  Haven't stopped there lately but know EE have lots of problems.  Our friend who lives in Wroxham is always without a phone as the network is down for a week at a time, pretty bad even for Norfolk... no offence people lol!! Wink


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DaveHR    -- Oct-31-2016 @ 1:39 PM
  I use EE and found that for most places I had good signal strength -  unlike the Freeview TV dome that failed to pick up a signal anywhere on the northern Broads.

DaveHR
If you cannot say anything nice, best not to say anything.


Calixte    -- Oct-31-2016 @ 11:02 PM
  "Hi"
we use O2 and have a very good signal in Horning but its only been like it this year really prior to that it was a little bit of hit & miss with the signal around most of Horning Smile

Kindest Regards Mike


rustic    -- Nov-1-2016 @ 7:45 AM
  That particular phone might have a vulnerability. The scammers send out millions of calls to random numbers, eventually they find your model... and... they are in the money.

What you could do is google your phone make and model, followed by "problems" and do a search, eg  "Nokia 6543 problems"

I did the same when I was considering buying "Hive" for heating control.


best regards, Richard.

In my opinion, being on a boat is one of the most relaxing place to be.


Richard    -- Nov-1-2016 @ 9:15 PM
  Go to your app store, preferably google, and download an app called MALWAREBYTES. Run a scan and see what it finds. I think I might know what the problem is


Potter    -- Nov-3-2016 @ 1:44 PM
  Thanks for all the replies. I cannot identify which phone it is as the only marking is Nokia. I have a feeling it is one of those models sold in the stone age. It does not do the internet or take pictures etc and I cant find any information regarding problems anywhere.

The thing is that the numbers I found were outgoing calls and apparently were dialled. Everybody I phone or text are in my phone book and would come up with the name accordingly. It has not happened since I cleared the outgoing call register.

It is such a handy neat little phone and I am loathe to scrap it. I don't need any of the apps that are becoming so addictive to everybody I see around me. All I need is contact with friends and family and for emergencies. Unfortunately if this problem keeps happening I will have to scrap it.


Hylander    -- Nov-3-2016 @ 3:39 PM
  We have a couple of these Nokia phones.  Just phones no internet, no emails, the odd message.    I bet loads of us have them in cupboards and drawers.   When they first came out we thought they were the bees knees.



Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


Nauticus    -- Nov-3-2016 @ 9:14 PM
  hello Mr P.

I too use a very basic mobile phone. There is no email set up. I Don't use it for the internet. All I use is the telephone, texts and camera.

I don't feel that "My world has ended" if the battery goes flat or if I go out without it. I'm also free from that addiction of constantly checking some "social media" site every few minutes.

I've had my Nokia several years - in fact when the original one finally fell to pieces through use, I roamed through a certain auction site and bought a used identical model to replace it.

Stick with your basic phone Mr Potter, don't scrap it! These older phones are not as sophisticated as the newer "smart" phones and less susceptible to hacking. If you have no internet, then internet based viruses and malware should not be a problem.

Re "your problem numbers" - Just something to check. I seem to vaguely remember that there was the option to "automatically" answer on certain hand-held models when they rang. I think that was when an earphone and microphone could be plugged in.

I had automatic answering on my "Fixed Permanently In The Car" mobile phone many years ago. The phone would ring (I believe 3 times) and then the call would be answered and I could speak and listen via the mike and loudspeaker without moving my hands from the steering wheel. It even muted the radio/tape player while the phone was active.

If somehow your mobile automatically answered - the calling number may be stored in 'rapid retrieval mode' - and by accidently by pressing a key the last call in was then dialled out.

If you are on Pay & Go, any excessive charges from dialling these unknown numbers will have already become apparent. If you are on monthly account, it wouldn't hurt to check your balance.

Another option to consider - you may have the ability to disallow dialled numbers - only numbers in your Phone Book can be called. Check through your settings to see if that is an option. I know that when these gadgets first came out, some parents gave locked mobile phones to their kids so that only numbers the parents had placed in the Phone Book could be used (or 999).

All the best,

Malc



Carol & Malcolm wish you
Blue Skies, Fair Winds and Favourable Tides


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Potter    -- Nov-6-2016 @ 11:43 AM
  Hi Nauticus.

Thanks for your advice. I have had a look at the menu on the phone and it does not appear to have any number locking on the dialling out facility. Anyway, I will just keep an eye on any dialled out numbers and make a note of any numbers I have dialled myself. Also, I never use the hands free plugin so any automatic answering if it is on the phone will not happen. In saying I don't use the hands free does not mean that I use the phone in the car, it stays in the boot of the car.

As I mentioned before, if it happens again I will just buy a cheapie phone on the Three network.



This message was edited by Potter on Nov-6-16 @ 11:50 AM


Stingers    -- Nov-6-2016 @ 7:13 PM
  I seem to remember that a lot of the old Nokia phones have the on-off switch at the top and a brief press of the switch locks the keys - I could be wrong though!

Andy


Nauticus    -- Nov-6-2016 @ 10:35 PM
  Just had a thought - If your phone is "young enough" to have Bluetooth, somehow, somebody else's hands-free could have connected to your phone. They would normally need confirmation by you to connect - but sometimes a key can be pressed accidentally before the keyguard locks. As I said, just a thought.

Malc.

Carol & Malcolm wish you
Blue Skies, Fair Winds and Favourable Tides


Of course I talk to myself! Where else can I obtain an unbiased opinion?


JanetAnne    -- Nov-7-2016 @ 9:05 AM
  I too have one of these Nokia's. They dial out, they dial in.... it's a phone!

It won't take pictures, it won't internet, it won't connect to your mates car stereo half way through a call. It won't do internet banking so the money is safe and it can't be hacked. It can't be tracked so only I know where I am!

It also survives being left on deck in the rain, two trips to the bottom of the mooring and a plummet from the roof of the car when I forgot it was up there and drove off.

It's a phone, it's bombproof and it's perfect.

If I am a "woody" how come there are no "fibreglassy's" "plasticy's" or "steelies"?


Potter    -- Nov-9-2016 @ 4:37 PM
  Thanks for your input Janet Anne and all the other people who have replied to this thread. With regards to Janet Anne's post I totally agree, it is just a phone and it works for what it is.

It appears that it seems to be a glitch in the network, and it appears that nobody on this forum has experienced this glitch.

Thanks for all the replies and best wishes for the coming festive season and more important, next boating season.

Kind regards to all.

Potter.


Nauticus    -- Nov-9-2016 @ 5:27 PM
  >>>I too have one of these Nokia's. They dial out, they dial in.... it's a phone!

It won't take pictures, it won't internet, it won't connect to your mates car stereo half way through a call. It won't do internet banking so the money is safe and it can't be hacked. It can't be tracked so only I know where I am!
<<<

The BEST type of mobile phone - imho!!! (although the phone company can identify which cell you are connected to - but that is all)

All the best,

Malc.

Carol & Malcolm wish you
Blue Skies, Fair Winds and Favourable Tides


Of course I talk to myself! Where else can I obtain an unbiased opinion?


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