I doubt it would happen if it crashed into the sea. Blowing up is different because small objects survive explosions, but then going down into the ocean...
This is strange to say the least, that it would ring, unless the explosion propelled it far enough to land on dry land.
GPS tracking as an option?
my phone dies, someone calling can leave a message. my phone is still dead! lol
Would think that any and all types of phone call completions are possible, depending on the subscriber setup. For example, if the number is a work line that forwards to other numbers.
Sure...if the decedent lost his phone in Kuala Lumpur.
Which seems the most likely explanation to me.
Possibly a “waterproof” case and it’s floating?
Maybe his brother forgot the mobile phone at home or somewhere else.
I wish there were another explanation, but my first thought is that maybe the phone was not on the plane. :-(
this proves nothing except the guy can’t be reached
the phones get answered and you can leave a message that is relayed to the user when they are ready for it
I made a comment that the plane was hijacked, flown at wave top level, has landed under the radar and the passengers are being held for ransom.
But some superior mined posters thought my idea was idiotic.
The phone is not ringing. The caller just thinks it is from the sound generated by the service provider’s equipment. Besides, there is no service way out where it crashed.
Plane doesn’t even track out of Malaysian airspace.
Of course it will ring and if no answer forward to voicemail.
The person forgot their phone, and left it at home.
There might be a technical explanation as to why they heard the phone ringing, even if it had been destroyed. I think what we have here is a case where this family, as well as the family members of all the other passengers, are desperately trying to find some ray of hope to cling to, and the fact that the phone rang fills that need for them.
The ringing you hear when you call someone’s phone isn’t their phone ringing. It’s just a system generated ring indicating that the system is attempting to ring the remote phone.
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?
Just because a caller dialing a number hears it “ringing” on his handset, does not mean that phone he is calling is actually ringing.
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