Introduction: Eavesdrop on a Room From 1,000 Miles Away.

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Hear what's going on from 1,000's of miles away with a cell phone. Bug a home, office, or your teens car......

Step 1: What You Need:

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1. Cell Phone
2. Headset PLUG IN TYPE (Not bluetooth)
3. Power Cord (optional)
4. A place to hide the phone (sometimes optional)

Here is the video to see how:

Step 2: What You Need to Do:

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>>Plug the Headset into the phone.

>>Now use these settings:
Ringer OFF
Vibrate OFF
Display/light OFF (optional)
Auto answer ONunder headset setting

>>Hide the Cell phone (optional)
If you wish you can have the phone out in the open. (Face down if you phone does not have a display setting.) Say on your desk.

>>Plug in the power cord (optional)
If you would like to bug an area for more than a day, then you may want to plug it in...
USB if near your computer.
Wall Plug if in bedroom, den, or other rooms
12v DC if in a car (Have you ever wanted to hear what's going on in your teen's car on Saturday night)

If you wish to bug an area for a week or more you may want to go with a mobile prepaid phone (Alltel, Cingular, Tracfone, Net10, T-mobile, Verizon, Virgin Mobile,or Boost mobile)

If you use Boost in a car you got GPS too.....

Step 3: Now It's Time to Listen in to the Area

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Call the cell to listen in on the area where you placed the phone.

After a few rings the cell phone will pick up, just listen in on what's being said.


nikeman76 (author)2010-08-04

sweet im gonna do that to my sister and her boyfriend!

moagnor (author)2007-11-17

Cell phone signals tend to disturb car stereo, TV-speakers, Walkman, monitorspeakers etc, so allthough this is a straightforward "hack" it will also be very simple to detect that someone is eavesdropping.

static (author)moagnor2008-08-03

I have yet to note my cell phone to interfere with other electronic equipment. Those small phones put out less power than a flea fart.

shadeofsound (author)static2008-10-12

second lol on flea fart. Haven't head that used on the internet before...

static (author)shadeofsound2009-12-06

 You only just read it  via the internet. Someday you just may hear it via the internet. :)

shadeofsound (author)static2009-12-08

And then... will I be able to taste it?

Stephen304 (author)shadeofsound2010-02-19

 OMG lol godly!! XD

Derin (author)static2009-05-04

Well,when cell phones are about to ring you hear a dudurut dudurut sound from speakers.

Derin (author)Derin2009-05-04

*keyboard*click click click
*speaker*dudurut dudurut dudurut dudurut
*cell* ring ring ring ring ring ring riiiiiiiiiiiing ring ring ring
And yes,that is an actual ringtone.

natnie (author)Derin2009-08-05

That's exactly what my speakers do. "Dut dut du-dut dut duuuuuutttt" (beat) "Ring!"

Unit042 (author)natnie2009-11-15

It also wreaks havoc on CRT computer monitors. The image goes wayvy. The screen is fine afterward...

toogers (author)static2009-06-16

in other news, flea farts are 90 percent of the worlds population.

Sandisk1duo (author)static2008-08-21

lol flea fart

greenwing hero (author)static2008-08-18

whenever my phone rings it makes my speakers make really weird noises.

handy for detecting when texts are coming because they make the noise a few seconds before the text comes =]

jj32x (author)moagnor2008-07-25

mobile (cell) phone signals only interfere with unshielded equipment. most cars have shielded stereo's so the engine doesn't interfere with them. if you wanted to put the phone somewhere near unshielded equipment then putting the phone in a metal case would stop it interfering with other equipment.

reywolf (author)jj32x2009-05-29

mine messes with the monitor of the comp i used to write this

like cell phone towers?

reywolf (author)moagnor2009-05-29

unless your bugging a bunch of silly band girls who are trying to prank you...

darthrecneps (author)moagnor2009-02-18

thats usually only true for nextel phones..

dfc849 (author)moagnor2008-01-14

Good post! ...I thought that was only GSM phones? The phone above in the picture looks like the Nokia 2865i, which is a CDMA phone. Also, this works very well with free M2M (mobile-to-mobile, available on most phone plans now) as long as you are calling from a phone on the same network/provider.

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-08-14

i have seen this in a police report (it is Very ilegal to put in somewhere if its not your own car, bus, mcdonnalds,etc :-P) someone has put one of these in a girls suv and used its phone gps system to track her down and eavesdrop her any time the murderer wanted to (murderer was husband :-X) till one day she was killed, and the police found a rig hidden in the console, and was tapped into the suvs power so it would charge forever. cool, but not so cool. :-/

Sure it can be misused. But most things can. Tool are not evil. If they where evil you could say the car was speeding not you.

JakeTobak (author)themeatloaf2007-08-14

I think he's saying that it's illegal to bug someone else's car or home.

static (author)JakeTobak2008-08-31

Well the parents can legally bug the kids car, if they (the parents) own it. Few teens actually own their own car.

reywolf (author)static2009-05-29

its illegal to own any sort of bug for a civilian. thats why we're using a cell phone ;)

shadeofsound (author)reywolf2009-12-08

wait... what? seriously? what law prevents us from owning bugs? :-/

static (author)shadeofsound2009-12-11

 I believe their are laws that address eavesdropping on others. without their knowledge. The reason for the boiler plate message "this call may be monitored,,, " when one calls some customer service numbers.

acosenza2 (author)JakeTobak2009-03-05

But it is not illegal to bug the car of your child, especially if it is your car etc etc.

yes, exactly!

sharlston (author)2009-11-01

great ible 5 stars
you can use a set of walkie talkies by holding the speak button down with duct tape and plant it in the room your listening to then turn the other one on

wethecom (author)2008-09-11

the cheapest kyosera have those options ive thought of this before and done it for the hell of it no doubt this works . think i should do a instructable i made software that motion detects a room threw a camera & could be done threw a parralel port using a motion sensor then when it detects anything the application opens up gismo 5 and give you a ring you can listen to the room and you can talk threw your pc speakers that sound like paranoia...but i have alot of roomates and a few things missing.........

truespin1208 (author)wethecom2009-10-18

tweeker!  j/k

when i had roomates, and my things went missing. "Ok! Who the @#$% stole it!" Confrontation is always the most entertaining option.

cloner (author)2007-10-23

changing the cellphone's packaging (like some desk toy) would really help conceal this one :)

BlessedWrath (author)cloner2009-07-29

Solar cells may also help. They've gotten to the point where fluorescent lighting can produce enough electricity to at least extend the battery 's life.

acdc1226 (author)cloner2009-07-07

good idea

acdc1226 (author)2009-07-07


ladiesman247 (author)2008-06-16

erm i am a 13 yr old kid. and u r a sad father! erm its a lttle thing called PRIVACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

themeatloaf (author)ladiesman2472008-06-22

13 yr don't get Privacy, When you get a 13yr you'll understand

At Liberty (author)themeatloaf2008-09-09


Derin (author)At Liberty2008-12-11


At Liberty (author)Derin2008-12-11

Punctuation mark.

gerone (author)At Liberty2009-03-18


Derin (author)gerone2009-05-04


At Liberty (author)Derin2009-05-05


qwertyboy (author)At Liberty2009-06-19


octavian234 (author)themeatloaf2009-01-10

no i completely understand we are smarter than you "adults" and you are holding us back.

At Liberty (author)octavian2342009-03-18

That's what Al Gore says....

MonkaySquad (author)ladiesman2472009-01-17

UM. Let me ask you this question, are you paying your cell phone bill or is your parents ... You can have privacy when your living on your own, paying your own bills, buying your own things. Until then you're using the things you parents bought in their house. They're in control, not you. And if they feel you can't be trusted they can bug your phone, look up who you're calling, etc. Or even shut off the phones. and there's nothing you can do.

sehrgut (author)ladiesman2472008-06-21

A thirteen-year old who doesn't know how to spell having a car to be bugged . . . now that's just amusing, kid . . .

theburn7 (author)ladiesman2472008-06-16

he's a father?

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