* Posts by Carl Wainwright

1 post • joined 11 Feb 2009

Americans get indoor iPhones

Carl Wainwright

RE: So what happens...

When you are connected to the "picocell" or "femtocell" the phone will have a different identifier showing on the Screen (called an Alpha Tag).

So if you were on the picocell and the operator was O2, you may see "O2 - pico" perhaps. If not then you are camping on a Macro cell.

Also any traffic flowing between the picocell and the network will over an encrypted communications channel. I would not expect anything different...Hacker's would have a field day otherwise.

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