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ATT Microcell on homescreen??

Hi Otto Pylot! Smiley Happy Thought you'd maybe know the answer to this....something that I never saw before on my phone. I was out range of an ATT signal today..a no service area, and noticed at one point, on my home screen, it said ATT Micro Cell. I thought that was odd and wondered why it would have said that? Could someone have a Microcell in their home and as I was passing by in the car, somehow have picked that up???

 

Just wondering.. 

 

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Hi Otto Pylot! Smiley Happy Thought you'd maybe know the answer to this....something that I never saw before on my phone. I was out range of an ATT signal today..a no service area, and noticed at one point, on my home screen, it said ATT Micro Cell. I thought that was odd and wondered why it would have said that? Could someone have a Microcell in their home and as I was passing by in the car, somehow have picked that up???

 

Just wondering.. 

 

Thanks! Smiley Happy

 




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That is most strange indeed. The only way you are supposed to be able to connect to a MicroCell is if one, you are the primary account holder and two, if the primary account holder has put your AT&T phone on their guest list. I've never heard of someone who hasn't been authorized to use a MicroCell pick up the signal.

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That is most strange indeed. The only way you are supposed to be able to connect to a MicroCell is if one, you are the primary account holder and two, if the primary account holder has put your AT&T phone on their guest list. I've never heard of someone who hasn't been authorized to use a MicroCell pick up the signal.

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That is most strange indeed. The only way you are supposed to be able to connect to a MicroCell is if one, you are the primary account holder and two, if the primary account holder has put your AT&T phone on their guest list. I've never heard of someone who hasn't been authorized to use a MicroCell pick up the signal.

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I guess it'll remain a mystery. I thought it was strange, too. I've never seen that pop up on my phone before and thought I'd ask.

Thanks! Smiley Happy

 




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I guess it'll remain a mystery. I thought it was strange, too. I've never seen that pop up on my phone before and thought I'd ask.

Thanks! Smiley Happy

 




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Have you ever received any mis-directed calls? Maybe your phone number is one digit off of someone else's and it was incorrectly added to a Guest list.

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Have you ever received any mis-directed calls? Maybe your phone number is one digit off of someone else's and it was incorrectly added to a Guest list.

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A few times but they were usually just wrong numbers after I would ask what number the person was calling.

If I didn't just happen to look at my screen at that time to see if I had service, I would have never saw that pop up on my phone.

 




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A few times but they were usually just wrong numbers after I would ask what number the person was calling.

If I didn't just happen to look at my screen at that time to see if I had service, I would have never saw that pop up on my phone.

 




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I'm not familiar with the Nexus S but an iPhone will retain the last indications of celltower signal strength, the indication of LTE, 4G, 3G, E or AT&T M-Cell and the Wi-Fi signal strength when it goes to sleep.  When the iPhone is first awakened, it will show those indications for a second or two before updating to what it is currently seeing.

 

I didn't gather from the post if Dcookie was seeing a momentary indication of the Mcell or it was being constantly displayed.

 

If it was continuously being displayed, that beats the heck out of me. 

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I'm not familiar with the Nexus S but an iPhone will retain the last indications of celltower signal strength, the indication of LTE, 4G, 3G, E or AT&T M-Cell and the Wi-Fi signal strength when it goes to sleep.  When the iPhone is first awakened, it will show those indications for a second or two before updating to what it is currently seeing.

 

I didn't gather from the post if Dcookie was seeing a momentary indication of the Mcell or it was being constantly displayed.

 

If it was continuously being displayed, that beats the heck out of me. 

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It was just a momentary thing and like I stated, if I didn't look at my phone at that exact time, I wouldn't have ever knew it was there. I do know that we were traveling in a no service area at the time.

 




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It was just a momentary thing and like I stated, if I didn't look at my phone at that exact time, I wouldn't have ever knew it was there. I do know that we were traveling in a no service area at the time.

 




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This may sound stupid but I'll ask... Do you know when people have open wifi connections, not secure so the whole neighborhood can use them? Is it possible that if someone did have a micro cell in their home in the area that I passed while traveling, that it could have been "open" so any cell phone could tap into it??

 




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This may sound stupid but I'll ask... Do you know when people have open wifi connections, not secure so the whole neighborhood can use them? Is it possible that if someone did have a micro cell in their home in the area that I passed while traveling, that it could have been "open" so any cell phone could tap into it??

 




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Edited by Avedis53 on Sep 1, 2013 at 10:50:39 AM

To my knowledge, the only cell phones that can access a given Mcell are the ones that are on the Approved User's List for that particular Mcell.

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To my knowledge, the only cell phones that can access a given Mcell are the ones that are on the Approved User's List for that particular Mcell.

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OK, you guys know more than I ever will. Lol. It was a thought.

Thanks! Smiley Happy

 




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OK, you guys know more than I ever will. Lol. It was a thought.

Thanks! Smiley Happy

 




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DC - The MC is locked down pretty tight so it's more than likely the wrong number was added to the Guest list. A coinkydink. How's your holiday so far? On our way back from an antique fair.
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DC - The MC is locked down pretty tight so it's more than likely the wrong number was added to the Guest list. A coinkydink. How's your holiday so far? On our way back from an antique fair.
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Otto Pylot wrote:
DC - The MC is locked down pretty tight so it's more than likely the wrong number was added to the Guest list. A coinkydink. How's your holiday so far? On our way back from an antique fair.

Yea, a pretty weird coinkydink, I'd say. Smiley Tongue

 

Just another rainy weekend here...don't really have plans if it rains tomorrow. It stormed and had hail yesterday where we went and had to cut that visit short. BUT, my sister in law, my son and I managed to go to 2 wineries up in the area that we were and had fun. Smiley Happy

 

Buy anything good at the Antique Fair?? Smiley Happy

 




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Otto Pylot wrote:
DC - The MC is locked down pretty tight so it's more than likely the wrong number was added to the Guest list. A coinkydink. How's your holiday so far? On our way back from an antique fair.

Yea, a pretty weird coinkydink, I'd say. Smiley Tongue

 

Just another rainy weekend here...don't really have plans if it rains tomorrow. It stormed and had hail yesterday where we went and had to cut that visit short. BUT, my sister in law, my son and I managed to go to 2 wineries up in the area that we were and had fun. Smiley Happy

 

Buy anything good at the Antique Fair?? Smiley Happy

 




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Another Chinese snuff bottle and an unopened bottle of cough remedy (Balsam) from the late-1800s.
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Another Chinese snuff bottle and an unopened bottle of cough remedy (Balsam) from the late-1800s.
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Otto Pylot wrote:
Another Chinese snuff bottle and an unopened bottle of cough remedy (Balsam) from the late-1800s.

COOL!! Pics  pretty please!! Smiley Wink

 




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Otto Pylot wrote:
Another Chinese snuff bottle and an unopened bottle of cough remedy (Balsam) from the late-1800s.

COOL!! Pics  pretty please!! Smiley Wink

 




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I'll put some up in The Lounge.

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I'll put some up in The Lounge.

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Sure, sounds good to me! Smiley Happy

 




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Sure, sounds good to me! Smiley Happy

 




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