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RADIOPHONE  Cellular Telephone Programming Information  The authoritative Internet source.

RadioPhone Presents:

03/20/97 Digital Cellular Encryption Cracked

Authentication - The cellular carrier's latest weapon in fighting cellular phraud.

Wierd tidbit: A correspondent reports: "Some people are paying Digital Rates & using Analog phones, they program their phone with a Digital ESN & give that to the Cell Carrier then just us the Analog side of the system w/ any AMPS phone, don't ask me-I aint tried it so I don't know about that one." Motorola phones use different ESN prefixes for digital phones, so one could simply use RadioPhone's ESN Prefix Table to make up a D-AMPS (TDMA) ESN.

Monitoring Cellular System Data streams. - i.e., with "DDI" boxes.

GSM - International digital cellular

Read the Wireless Week article of August 12, 1996 about RadioPhone, and my responses.

World Cellular Guide New! Still somewhat primitive.

CDPD means data transmission over AMPS cellular.

Easy ESN will read your ESN back to you.

Brian Oblivion's Cellular Telephony Files:

Other tutorials & general cellular information

Cellular Utilities Misc. Programs related to cellular.

Explanations of terms used in cellular programming. Not yet complete.

Pager protocols, web interfaces, reprogramming

Satanic Cellphones? I guess that's why they're so popular.

More technical information.

Miscellaneous Cellular-related Web Pages.

If you want to read boring business propaganda from some telecommunications companies who really don't seem to understand that you have to provide some information of value on a web page, go ahead.

If the UnaBomber prevails and we return to wild nature...can I still have my carphone?

Links to Other sites:

MoToRoLa's (The hacker, not the corporation) Page, Cellular programming files. Page Down! Maintainer being sued by Motorola, Inc.

"If Cellular Clones are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Cellular Clones" - A legal critique of the FCC prohibition of ESN modifications

Cool8's U.K. Cellular Web Page (dead)

GTE Mobilenet continues their on-line game (in which one has to track a cellular hacker) in "HackerX" Victorious II (dead)

ColdFire's page on U.K. phone phreaking (dead)

Why we should stop the spectrum auctions and advance to spread spectrum and other modern radio technologies.  part 1  part 2 (dead)

Radio Design Group offers a wide variety of specialized RF, Digital, and Analog services for the communications industry. I really want the POCSAG encoder and software package.

Null Device's page, some good cellular info. (dead)

Janus Motorola GSM page. (dead)

Matt's GSM page, good info on GSM, Australia-oriented. (dead)

Techcell, a new (and still under construction) page of cellular info. (dead)

Dirk's page has info on GSM: AEG phones, IMEI codes, hand-set classes, service codes, net and divert codes. (dead)

By now, most people involved in the Cellular & Wireless hobby scene have heard about the Celco 51 bbs related arrests. Many people had been suspicious of this board from the very beginning. It was way too expensive a setup for ten average hobbyists to afford. It had multiple toll-free numbers. It had been advertised everywhere conceivable, yet had much blatantly illegal information on it. Much of the requests for this information came from the Informant, PMF, and the FBI agent, Carter One. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. and it was. Sooner or later, some impovershed hacker with the technical know-how was bound to get greedy and give in to the entrapment of the FBI, money in exchange for ESNs. While I think that this sort of deal is plain old organized crime, and that it should be punished, the FBI's actions smack of entrapment. It will be interesting to see what the courts will find. This could possibly be the FBI's "ruby ridge".

New York Times article descibing the Celco 51 sting.

Operation Cybersnare - more info on the Celco 51 BBS Bust/Sting

UseNet NewsGroups of Interest:

NewsGroup Description Servers
alt.cellular Kinda dead via Google
alt.cellular.oki.900 OKI 900 info only! via Google
clari.nb.telecom for ClariNet subscribers only via Google
alt.cellular-phone-tech busiest, but most spam and idiots via Google
alt.cellular.tech not very active via Google
comp.dcom.telecom.tech general telephony via Google
de.comm.mobil German Telecom via Google
aus.comms Australian Telecom via Google
alt.cellular.gsm GSM only via Google
alt.ph.uk U.K. Phreaks and Hackers via Google
uk.telecom U.K. Telecom via Google
tnn.comm.pager Pagers and paging systems via Google

If none of these work, or you want to look at archives of these NewGroups, try DejaNews

A few FTP sites around the net have cellular info. Most of the stuff I have seen is old, duplicated a thousand times, and poorly maintained. But try your luck.

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