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    At the time of the incident I was still at work and there were multiple interruptions in our wifi connections. Half of my department uses wifi on tablets or laptops. The IT department was baffled as to the cause of the intermittent 30 + minute slow connection and dropout connection rate. I am a fair distance away in college station tx, but I can look up the logs from my personal lap top if you can provide an approximate time frame.
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    The local department does not need to jam cell phones. It's still illegal for them. However, one call to the local office can put all of the towers in the area into lockdown.

    Odd with the radio though. Jamming produces static, unless your radio is smart enough to squelch static. But there's no reason to jam typical AM/FM radio frequencies.

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    How about some clown with a spark gap transmitter ?

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    Just to let yall know this type stuff has been going on in various places for several weeks, I DO know it anything involved is AT&T, They have been doing Major updates to their systems and this has caused outages and slowdowns in large and small areas at various times, and as in many updates , things just don't work quite right afterwards and then they have to trouble shoot to get systems back to normal. Not saying this was the cause of this incident , but down here in the coastal bend region of Texas , is has been occurring. For systems other than AT&T I have no idea what the problem would be.

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    This isn't entirely the same but wanted to add to the thread. The other day while checking emails on my phone (iPhone 6) I noticed my Bluetooth icon flashing alerting me something was connecting to my phone. I only have 2 things paired and they are all for making calls while driving. My truck and blue ant headset. Truck was not home at the time and the blueant headset is dead.

    So when I noticed I went to my settings to see what was connecting. The device name was "s". It did not have the little i next to it so I could disconnect from it. I immediately turned off Bluetooth and did a search on the net. I could not find a single article relating to this.

    Sent my son a screen shot and he jokingly said I was old and paranoid lol. But seriously this concerned me. Ok I know it could be a hacker of some sorts. I looked outside and there were no strange vehicles around. You have to be somewhat close to connect. If I am playing music from my phone and forget it in the house it disconnects by the time I pull out my driveway.

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    Once paired, do you really want your phone discoverable ?

    Ok, on my droid, I can turn on BT and turn off broadcasting itself (sort of like hiding your SID in wifi), but on my iPhone, I can't disable broadcast.
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    My wife's old I phone would stay paired for about 100 feet or so away from the car. When this happened, what was around you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnr0104 View Post
    Just to let yall know this type stuff has been going on in various places for several weeks, I DO know it anything involved is AT&T, They have been doing Major updates to their systems and this has caused outages and slowdowns in large and small areas at various times, and as in many updates , things just don't work quite right afterwards and then they have to trouble shoot to get systems back to normal. Not saying this was the cause of this incident , but down here in the coastal bend region of Texas , is has been occurring. For systems other than AT&T I have no idea what the problem would be.
    I have Verizon, my co-worker has T mobile, and her kids have other carriers.
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    I was in my house in living room just checking emails. Nothing around me that isn't normally around.

    I now turn off Bluetooth until I need to use it.

    My concern is not being able to unpair it. No clue what it is and it doesn't always connect. Seems random.
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