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Can I repurpose a 3G Microcell from AT&T? Answered

Several years ago I received a 3G Microcell from AT&T. I am now with a different cell service provider, actually an AT&T MVNO. Is it possible to repurpose the microcell to work with my current (or any) network operator? Thanks.

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iceng

2 years ago

What is your electronic skills set Ben ?

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BenM262iceng

Answer 2 years ago

Not great. I can kind of read a basic circuit diagram, I can solder, I had a high school class where we learned the basic circuit components and built a radio, a couple of college classes on basic electrical principles and instrumentation. That's about it.

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icengBenM262

Answer 2 years ago

Repurpose a transceiver "3G" will need hacking into the software of the unit.. 3G refers to the tel company software version of several years ago.

Initially I would suggest you disable the transmitter to avoid detection because the unit is always pinging to find the nearest cell tower...

Then you need a packet locator of a current working id to follow. The cell tower may be working a hundred ID subscribers at the same time with collecting and distributing small high speed digitized sound packets with a preceding ID for each subscriber. AFAIK just listening is not illegal as long as you don't repeat what you hear to anyone else...