Anyone know how to tap in to cell phones through police scanner?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    its possible but your radio must have the ability to carry multiple bandwidths.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Technically, cellular systems in the United States operate in the 824-MHz to 894-MHz frequency bands; PCS operates in the 1850-MHz to 1990-MHz bands. Most modern scanners are blocked from these freq's per fcc laws so finding the right scanner would be difficult and then even if you found an older phone and scanner you could hear you would probably only hear one side fo the conversation. Not to mention that most modern phones use digital spread spectrum signals which are pretty much impossible to decode. I would say that if you intend to spy on one you find other avenues, there are many, many options out there. Make sure you do nothing illegal though or you may end up in big house.

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  • 1 decade ago

    buy a scanner that can monitor anything from 400 mghz frequencies to 800 Mghz frequencies, you can usally get them at Radio Shack. Most cell phones are in teh 800 Megahertz range, just like homephones are in the 900 Megahertz range, minus the newer 2.8 or 5.6 gigahertz range

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not possible anymore. Analog cell phones in the Mid-Ninety's maybe but not now with the new digital phones.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I dont think the frequencies match and hence it will not be possible to tap cell phones.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dude, that is illegal. Unless you want to be friends' with Bubba, don't try it.

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