Skip to comments.Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Family of Chinese passenger says mobile phone working
Posted on 03/09/2014 9:17:16 AM PDT by Raebie
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Dunno. Could it be parked intact on the ocean bed ?
Lots of folks have LifeProof brand cases but would sink unless a purse/bag/body keeps it afloat
What if it was in a waterproof protective case?
If it’s answered by a Malaysian hooker ....
There are also phones that are themselves waterproof.
Only 3 Americans, 2 of them Chinese children.
Terrorism suspicion would make Obama look bad.
At a secret underwater base controlled by SPECTRE. Send James Bond to investigate.
I think you are hitting that nail dead on.
If its a Muslim terrorist event of course it has to be hushed up or people will wake up and start asking questions.
Like why so many Muslims are running America?
That reminds of that new spray stuff that does allow you to completely immerse your phone safely.
Continental US you are required to turn your cell phone off in flight! This may not apply to Malaysian Air?
Cell phone numbers answer all the time with out a phone being on... its called voice mail...what to you think happen when you call a cell and its off..a busy signal? nothing?
No, it 'squawks' on a transponder. It identifies the flight with the 4-digit code.
If high jackers dont know about this it may still be picked up by satellite
Those doubts about the transponder were answered after 9/11. There is a hijack, emergency code, lost comm code, 7500/7700/7600. The codes are not unknown or secret.
If high jackers dont know about this it may still be picked up by satellite.
If the transponder is under water or has no power, there is no signal.
Just because a caller dialing a number hears it “ringing” on his handset, does not mean that phone he is calling is actually ringing.
Or there’s an air pocket somewhere.
I am aware of what happens when a phone is off. It goes DIRECTLY to voicemail, it doesn’t ring 4 times and then go.
After years of raising my 21 & 24 year old daughters, I am well acquainted with what happens when you call a dead or turned off phone...or when they hit the ignore button (one or may two rings and then voicemail).
“...my first thought is that maybe the phone was not on the plane”
Hubby and I watched some TV show (I forget which one) where a murderer covered his air travel tracks by shipping his cell phone via Fed Ex or something like that. They were following the phone thinking it was with the guy, but they finally realized they were quite wrong.
it would be a bit awkward to explain you arriving home after the plane you were supposed to be on for the long weekend business trip, exploded
“Just because a caller dialing a number hears it ringing on his handset, does not mean that phone he is calling is actually ringing.”
Many times it means exactly that. That it is ringing. It seems that in most networks if the receiving phone can not be found then it goes right to voice mail where a message can be stored by the carrier. In fact on some networks you can even tell when the person you are calling is on the phone because there is sound at the end of the ring sound on the callers phone.
In this case I am sure that the caller is aware of exactly what happens when he calls this family member. Past history has proven to him that his relatives phone will go right to voice mail if not accessible. Instead however it is acting like it is accessible.
There is always the possibility that this plane was highjacked and flown somewhere and landed safely.
I know someone who accidently dropped their smartphone into a flooded crawl space (about 4 feet of water). Weeks later they went down into it and found the phone. Fired right up. Still worked.
Yeah, I would want to know why a B777 suddenly falls off radar. Lots of people fly in those things.
I thought the same thing. Maybe it landed in some remote jungle area. Surely debris would have surfaced in the flyover area by now. Strangest story ever.
Not if he was flying Delta.
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All of a sudden the end of Raise the Titanic appeared in my head...
That’s not how it works for me. If a mobile is off, or out of range, I get a message saying: “The number you have called is not available ...”
Hmmm... Yeah, that would be awkward.
It’s a very scary thought that a criminal could be so clever.
If my mobile is off, or out of range, the caller will sometimes HEAR SEVERAL RINGS! (not always) and then it will transfer to the recording message. I think whether or not the rings are heard may have to do with which network the phone was last live in.
Yes. I hear that one and I've also heard, "this number is currently not taking calls." If you call me, though, when I'm at the bottom of the ocean, you'll just get my voicemail.
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