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Another cell phone question

We are new to cell phones having been given one for Christmas. It is part of a family plan from our son. One thing we noticed early on is that every once in a while a phone number shows up in the outgoing call log that we have not dialed. When the number is dialed and a connection is made, it sounds like the sound made when a computer is using dial-up to connect to the internet. Any ideas as to how this happening and how it can be stopped? We have talked with the provider (Cingular) and they have no ideas.



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Sounds to me like you've got a virus. Yep...believe it or not but cell phone's get them too. Did you receive a text message or email w/ an attachment?

Try to give us all the details you can so we can tell you how to get rid of it.
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We are new to cell phones having been given one for Christmas. It is part of a family plan from our son. One thing we noticed early on is that every once in a while a phone number shows up in the outgoing call log that we have not dialed. When the number is dialed and a connection is made, it sounds like the sound made when a computer is using dial-up to connect to the internet. Any ideas as to how this happening and how it can be stopped? We have talked with the provider (Cingular) and they have no ideas.



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Hey, Bob - is the mystery number the same number each time? Could it be a dialing-in to a fax machine? I've no idea how it happens, butt my Blackberry did that when I first got it - they re-formatted(?) the SIM card and it hasn't happened since.

Just a thought, about the fax machine.
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another cell phone question

No, Joe, there were/are no messages associated with the number. It just shows up on the outgoing call log along with the calls that we have made.


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Drop those numbers into google - yea, just the numbers. May get lucky - see who's they are.

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