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Over-the-Air Programming

With help from Roamer1, I now understand what is going on with the new SHARED banner on my AT&T TDMA phone. ...

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    Default Over-the-Air Programming

    With help from Roamer1, I now understand what is going on with the new SHARED banner on my AT&Ticon TDMA phone. I can see that using a private network to change the banner when you are in your home area is a convenience for customers.

    My phone is old enough that I’m guessing it was probably not programmed with a private network when I got it and AT&Ticon programmed it when I changed plans.

    So how does over-the-air (OTA) programming work? An out-of -band channel, part of the control mechanism, a secret code in SMS? Do I need to read the specs or does someone know the answers?

    Have there been mistakes in OTA programming? How is the security? Is it possible that hackers might be able to reset everyone’s phones?

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    My roomate last month wanted the AT&Ticon banner off so I went into the settings of his phone a removed it.

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    Default Re: Over-the-Air Programming

    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalSet
    How is the security? Is it possible that hackers might be able to reset everyone’s phones?
    It wasn't until you gave me the idea just now. I'm going to start working on that and I'll get back to you in about a month... by reprogramming your phone OTA to say Rancidhooligan Is The Man!
    Is it too much to ask for a phone with physical buttons?

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    Default Re: Over-the-Air Programming

    Quote Originally Posted by rancidhooligan
    It wasn't until you gave me the idea just now. I'm going to start working on that and I'll get back to you in about a month... by reprogramming your phone OTA to say Rancidhooligan Is The Man!
    Rancid.....please program it to say Shizam! Baby! Yeah! when in roaming.

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