Hoax or Real? Plz don’t attend any calls from 7888308001, 9316048121,…

by vbb on August 12, 2010

in Mobile

It was just another beep-beep on my mobile some days ago.It was just a message but rather frightening.The message read,

Don’t attend any calls from 7888308001, 9316048121, 9876266211, 9888854137, 9876715587 these numbers come in red colors. U may get brain haemorrhage due to high frequency. 27 persons died just receiving the call. Watch DD news to confirm. Please inform all your friends and relatives soon – its urgent.

As I usually do with mail forwards which tell me to save a child suffering from a disease which nobody knows about and died 3 years ago or not drinking cold drinks in bottles,I ignored it.But as people say,

Nothing is swifter than rumor.” it’s travelling like wild fire and I got a call from home advising  me not to attend any calls from these numbers.

Can it be TRUE??

mobile dangerI checked the numbers.Four of them are mobile numbers and one seems to be a landline or older CDMA number.And here are the some details-

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Mobile Number Region and Operator
9316048121 Reliance CDMA,Punjab
9876266211 Airtel,Punjab
9888854137 Vodafone,Punjab
9876715587 Airtel,Punjab

The message is supposed to be originated from Madhya Pradesh but all the numbers belong to Punjab.I am not Sherlock Holmes but let’s have a closer look at the message and see what does it say.

Technical Dissection of the message!

Here are two technical things in this message-

The numbers are displayed in red colour.

Obvious question:How this number will be displayed in RED on a black and white screen mobile.More than 25% of all mobiles users must be having a cheap mobile phone which cannot display colours!

Or we have just invented a technology which converts a black and white screen mobile to a colourful one by the Operator frequency!So we may soon have “Mobile Colouring Service” from operators for just Rs. 30 a month!

U may get brain haemorrhage due to high frequency.

Mobile service operates on standard frequencies such as 900Mhz or 1800 Mhz. When you make or receive a call,you are allotted a frequency from the service operator.Read Wiki or HowStuffWorks if you want to have a detailed explanation of GSM service.

The only point to note is that by no means you can be allotted a certain frequency outside the service frequency range and a frequency which can cause serious brain haemorrhage seems just Illogical.

Watch DD news to confirm!

Poor DD news people!I am sure that they must not be knowing about they are being quoted for this.I am yet to meet any person who saw it himself on DD news.Even if DD news aired this news,it must have been in the name of a HOAX!

I heard that a girl in a city near me got her hands burnt and a poor chap lost his voice attending the calls from these numbers but as I haven’t meet them I can’t say about the authenticity.

So is it hoax or real?

You decide! If you have seen yourself on TV,please comment and post a video too if you have recorded..If you met a person who died/injured please let me know.

No newspaper has this news,no site has any information about this and I can simply assume is this is just a hoax.If you remember,the World was going to be destroyed in 2009,but we are living in 2010.

If you have anything to share about this please let me know in comments.

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Utpal September 23, 2010 at 6:37 am
elnino October 22, 2010 at 4:30 am

@Utpal

I guess the Assam Tribune must have employed some joker as their editor to publish these kind of news. In spite of all the scientific reasoning its really sad to see people not only believing such rumours but also keep spreading them. They think they are doing service to others but they are actually spreading rubbish not bothered to verify the facts.

Those who are dead or hurt by these issues must be great cause they have helped us by informing the numbers… Including the chap mentioned in the Assam tribune. LOL

Get on with your work guys instead of wasting your time forwarding rubbish or debating over it.

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michael burman September 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I have my friend’s relatives who had recieve the call and injured. You just tell it hoax. But its real I know that how they are functioning all this. So don’t think it as a joke I’m pratical and will stand behind you. And I know whoever don’t want to listen me is the one who could loss his everything. What do you think of yourself that you didn’t get the call in your mobile and so you don’t believe in that. Its real since everything is possible nowadays so it can be possible.

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Charan B September 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

@Micheal burmaan

You are shit, whole Assam is now burning with this hoax news because of like you educated people believe and gossiping. The Red numbers hoax started from Kenya and Africa countries since 2007… many scientific test has done nobody will die with such kind of calls. So better don’t use mobile such coward people. Best of luck.

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Kalyan Prodhan October 3, 2010 at 11:00 am

This is wrong, because,
1. Coloring cannot be possible as discussed earlier.
2. Audible amplifier ICs are designed to act not more than 40KHz.
3. Our cocklia can not take frequency more than 20-22KHz.
4. Efficiency at every stage is reduced outer the audiable band, even spraker efficiency too.
5. Ultrasonic sound can cause harm, but before causing harm, the skin and mussles got hot and easily senced. Again, the small speaker has no capacity to generate that much of power.
6. The Amplifier is not good enough to handle that amount of power.

I Think, the motive behind this can be…
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1) The mobile companies to use bulk SMS (All stored numbers) and consume your talktime.
2) Any teacher restrict his student (Engineering) to take help from other for limited time. However, though time expire, this continues.

However, more ideas are requested.

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Noobster November 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm

cocklia lol

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Tricky Life October 5, 2010 at 1:34 am

It can’t be true scientifically. Before it happens, the phone speakers would be gone… It should be a rumor n I rcvd it too…

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Rajeesh October 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I call to all those numbers. No one are working right now. I wondering how this message telling like it will work. who is making this like nonsense in web.

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kiran October 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

good

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Radiax November 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

could anyone please trace the caller… and have him prosecuted…. i don’t believe this rumor… By the way, i called the numbers, the operator says it doesn’t exist (i called the number 7888308001, 9316048121 and 9876266211)

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zazzle best sellers March 31, 2011 at 12:48 am

This is completely a hoax. Please do not respond to such smss.

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laxmidhar November 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

Kindly provide sbi freedom software for Micromax A57. If possible launch such a software which can used in all types of mobiles. Thank you.

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