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Hoax - 'Your Cell Phone Has a Name'

Outline
Hoax - 'Your Cell Phone Has a Name'

Brief Analysis
Message circulating on Facebook claims that entering the last three digits of your cell phone number into a Facebook comment will reveal the "name" of your cell phone.


Example
Your Cell Phone Has a Name


Your Cell Phone has a name!

Take the last tree digits of your number
(Example ***-***-*618)
Type it like this: @[618:0] |in the comments below and hit enter.
I's name will appear!


Detailed Analysis
According to this message, which has circulated via Facebook in various forms for more than a year, you can find out the "name" of your cell phone by entering the last three digits of its number - configured in a special way - into a Facebook comment box and hitting the "enter" button.


In fact, entering a three digit number formatted in the way described, does indeed display a name. However, the name revealed is not the name of your cell phone as claimed in the message, but rather the name of a particular Facebook user. Here are the facts:

Thus, the message is just an interesting and rather harmless prank.

A sreenshot of the "trick" in action:

Cell HAs  a Name Prank


Last updated: Last updated: February 5, 2013
First published: February 5, 2013
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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References
Your Cellphone Really Doesn’t Have a Name : Another Silly Facebook Hoax
Did you know your CELL PHONE has a name? Try this – Facebook Hoax

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