Big brother

joe_mnOctober 8, 2013

I called Comcast from relatives house using my cellphone. Comcast has no record of my cell phone. The automated Comcast message knew my relatives address. Relative does not have me listed on their account. WHY would they? So. Comcast Knows my location via cellphone?

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toxcrusadr

:-o

So, you did not give them an account number or address or anything?

What kind of phone do you have? Smart phone with GPS capability? What are your privacy settings? I thought that only had to do with web apps, though... kinda surprised they could do this through a phone call.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 1:28PM
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joe_mn

its an antique cellphone. lg-vx9200. i called comcast again specifically about this issue and they said, yup, they do not recognize my number. dont know me from a hole in the ground. any other questions? basically they did not know or would not tell me. i am going to go to a friends house who has comcast and try the call again. you call comcast and initially get a voice prompt asking you what you want. than you select a answer from a menu and are routed. this first voice i get is automated. it say, "are you at house XXX?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 11:39AM
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Beehiveguard

well, that's creepy considering what you have is a lowtech phone..hmnnnn

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 3:38AM
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bus_driver

They know which cell towers handled the call. That gives the location.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 10:05AM
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toxcrusadr

But there might be numerous houses in range of any tower or pair of towers...

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 5:17PM
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cleanteamofny

Ha, your privacy is no longer yours.
Google Now is worse when it knows when you're leaving from work or home and tells you in how many minuets when you about to leave!
Big Brother is watching so don't steal or curse or cheat on your mate........
Electronic data is our new God whom we must OBEY or we be banished into digital HELL......
Your Bytes May Varies!

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 8:21AM
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