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So, supposedly this happened at my school:

The disciplinarian and the principal went into a few classes (I wasn't in the class, this is from friends' accounts) holding this "device", which was all anyone could determine it was, no one got a good look at it.

Apparently with said "device" they found out that someone was using their phone in the class and made everyone turn out their pockets.

The rule is that phones are to be off in ur locker or not in school, period. Everyone keeps their phones on them though for various reasons. Alot of people text, I usually don't text that much but I like to have it one me just incase, you know? If shit hits the fan and someone the school pissed off comes in with a sawed-off shotgun and starts merkin people, i'd like to be able to have my phone.

Anyway, when they told everyone to turn out their pockets, they got 15 phones in one class, and 12 phones in another class. When they take your fone, you get a detention, so yeh you don't want your phone taken.

Is there any such device that could pickup phone signals like that? Is it legal (probably, since we're not supposed to have them in school)?

Some of us think its the bluetooth feature, that most people have it turned on and thats the way the pick up the signals but i dont know...

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

tl;dr - is there such a "device" that can detect phones/ pick up phone signals?

EDIT: Changed the spellings, sorry about that, was in a rush and trying to type it all quickly.
Last edited by jumi1174 at Sep 11, 2008,
#3
It probably exists, but in reality it was probably a TV remote with a few LEDs and some tin foil, and they know that everyone has a cell phone so they faked you all out. Also, please don't spell 'phone' like that any more, it hurts my head.
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#4
Sounds to me like this 'device' was just a way to get everyone to turn out their pockets. They probably guessed that people had their phones so just made up an excuse to get people to turn out their pockets.

As for if such a device exists... Well whenever you send or receive a message or take or make a phone call, any nearby speakers will make that funny noise. That is because the signals the phone is sending are picked up by the speakers. So theoretically it would be possible to make a 'device' that picks up those signals. However I would assume that it would only work if someone was sending/receiving messages or ringing someone. Bluetooth I'd have no clue, I don't really know anything about Bluetooth.
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Quote by jumi1174
So, supposedly this happened at my school:

The disciplinarian and the principal went into a few classes (I wasn't in the class, this is from friends' accounts) holding this "device", which was all anyone could determine it was, no one got a good look at it.

Apparently with said "device" they found out that someone was using their fone in the class and made everyone turn out their pockets.

The rule is that fones are to be off in ur locker or not in school, period. Everyone keeps their fones on them though for various reasons. Alot of people text, I usually don't text that much but I like to have it one me just incase, you know? If shit hits the fan and someone the school pissed off comes in with a sawed-off shotgun and starts merkin people, i'd like to be able to have my fone.

Anyway, when they told everyone to turn ou their pockets, they got 15 fones in one class, and 12 fones in another class. When they take your fone, you get a detention, so yeh you don't want your fone taken.

Is there any such device that could pickup fone signals like that? Is it legal (probably, since we're not supposed to have them in school)?

Some of us think its the bluetooth feature, that most people have it turned on and thats the way the pick up the signals but i dont know...

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

tl;dr - is there such a "device" that can detect fones/ pick up fone signals?


it's phone dude, not "fone"

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Ha, wow I didn't think anyone would care about 'fone' in place of 'phone'...

I was in a rush when I was typing, now quit your bitchin.


You had enough time to type with proper grammar, but you couldn't take the .13 seconds to type ph instead of f?
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#10
Disciplinarian? Wow, old school...
Probably bogus, why spend money when there's inevitably somebody in the class with a phone? If they ever say that somebody in the room has a phone and nobody has their phone on them you'll know (though they'll probably just say it was the teacher's phone or something). Bluetooth seems likely if it is legit, but honestly I don't know.
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Ha, wow I didn't think anyone would care about 'fone' in place of 'phone'

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If shit hits the fan and someone the school pissed off comes in with a sawed-off shotgun and starts merkin people, i'd like to be able to have my phone.

I'm pretty sure thats one of the reasons they dont want you to have a cell phone on you. As for the "device", I think I call bullshit.
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Ha, wow I didn't think anyone would care about 'fone' in place of 'phone'...

I was in a rush when I was typing, now quit your bitchin.

sssssssss, yeah......that's not how it works. sorry.

obviously, what you described is not a technological impossibility. the device itself doesn't really sound that far fetched at all. you (not UG) need to determine whether or not your own school actually cares enough about such a ridiculously pointless policy to go through such lengths to enforce it. i'm thinking no...


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#15
thats such bullshit. they cannot take a peice of your private property just for having it on you, if they dont pay for my phone bill then they arent getting my phone period. Its mine, and the school can fight me on that as much as they want.

luckily my school restricted their phone policy. You are allowed to use them in the hall ways inbetween class via text or phone call, just cant use them inside the class room. It used to be they HAD to be turned off and in your bookbag during school hours (which no one did)
#16
Cell phone detectors do exist, they use them when I have exams.
They only pick up the frequency that phones use to communicate with the network (ie the one that phone calls, messages and wap use) they don't pick up bluetooth or wifi.

I would recommend dumping it in your bag in flight mode or something so that if you're asked to turn out your pockets they don't find it.
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sssssssss, yeah......that's not how it works. sorry.

obviously, what you described is not a technological impossibility. the device itself doesn't really sound that far fetched at all. you (not UG) need to determine whether or not your own school actually cares enough about such a ridiculously pointless policy to go through such lengths to enforce it. i'm thinking no...


Trust me they do care. It's a private school. Guys must have their hair above the eyebrows, above the ears, and above the collar. Sideburns must be cut to the middle of the ear. There are a lot of gay rules like that...
#19
Ha in NZ its illegal for teachers to search you or your bag so they cant prove shit.
and all you americans think you're free
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thats such bullshit. they cannot take a peice of your private property just for having it on you, if they dont pay for my phone bill then they arent getting my phone period. Its mine, and the school can fight me on that as much as they want.

luckily my school restricted their phone policy. You are allowed to use them in the hall ways inbetween class via text or phone call, just cant use them inside the class room. It used to be they HAD to be turned off and in your bookbag during school hours (which no one did)

He's a minor and thus has minimal rights. In school, you essentially have NO rights except those expressly given by the government and by the school. There are no laws concerning cell phones, and these are not the cops. The school can and will do such things. Happened at my (public) school all the time.
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When they take your fone, you get a detention, so yeh you don't want your phone taken.


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Trust me they do care. It's a private school. Guys must have their hair above the eyebrows, above the ears, and above the collar. Sideburns must be cut to the middle of the ear. There are a lot of gay rules like that...


Wow, what a pathetic school.
#23
There were actually rumors last year going around last year that they were going to so something like that. And then I overheard a teacher talking about something like that a couple weeks ago. I dunno, either way i'm not turning my phone off because I never even use it in school...I just like to have it on just incase some wacko decided to shoot everybody down and I can have my phone ready to say goodbyes to my parents without having to wait 20 seconds for it to power up or whatever.

I keep it on for safety reasons, not so I can text.
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Wow, what a pathetic school.


Yes and to your first comment: uh, down here it's not good to get detentions...I don't know if that holds the same for you, but yeh. You're not a aWeSoMe ReBeL cause you get detentions...
#25
Well, at my school you can only get a girlfriend from detentions.

We have a system where you multiply the amount of detentions you had this month... (22)

By your age... (22 x 16 = 352)

Then the girl that's offering themselves age subtracted by said number... (16 - 352 = -336)

Then add their weight... (-336 + 59 = -277)

The person with the smallest number gets the girl.
#26
My computer networking teacher had a bunch of keychains that he got as a promotional thing from some company that would detect a wireless connection as well as bluetooth. It was just a little 1"x3" remote thing that had a button on it and it guaged how well of a wireless connection a certain area would have and it also detected bluetooth connections.
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Chickens are though. Anywhere no matter where ya from. so take the greatest number of chickens from the greatest number of detentions. the man with the most chickens gets girl, because he has the best dowry.

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#31
well there is cellphone detectors, but they can only tell if the phone is on. And you need a computer it can't be hand held. It shows all the frequencies and you have to know which ones are cellphones. It also can't tell if they are being used. My physics teacher has one. He showed everyone by having someone turn their phone on and off and showing us the frequency appear and disappear.
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The rule is that phones are to be off in ur locker or not in school, period. Everyone keeps their phones on them though for various reasons. Alot of people text, I usually don't text that much but I like to have it one me just incase, you know? If shit hits the fan and someone the school pissed off comes in with a sawed-off shotgun and starts merkin people, i'd like to be able to have my phone.




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#37
In my senior year in high school i remember they tried to make me give them my phone. I straight up said no but the teacher kept telling me to give it to her. Conversation went as such:

"Give me the phone."
"No."
"Give me the phone."
"No."
"Give me the phone."
"No."
"Give me the phone."
"No."
"Give me the phone."
"You're going to have to take it from me if you want it."
"..."

Obviously no teacher would put there hands anywhere near your pockets and therefore genitalia, so she just sent me to the principals office. I went to the pizza place across the street instead and never heard about it again.
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#38
Isn't that a form of invasion of privacy?
Just putting it out there.
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#39
There probably is something you can do to detect mobile phones. You can find people's mobile phones with your own if you both have Bluetooth and do a 'search' or something. And if you 'named' your phone something, it pins it harder on you hahah. A guy who did a Cyberbullying presentation at our school did a search like that as a demonstration and found a lot of people's phones.
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