Hoax - 'Your Cell Phone Has a Name'Outline
Hoax - 'Your Cell Phone Has a Name'
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.
Your Cell Phone has a name!
Take the last tree digits of your number
Type it like this: @[618:0] |in the comments below and hit enter.
I's name will appear!
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:
- Each and every Facebook Profile has a unique Identification Number associated with it.
- @[string_of_digits:0] is a shortcode that, when entered into a Facebook comment box, displays the name of the user associated with that ID number.
- The code has no connection whatsoever to your cell phone number.
- The number entered does not have to be only three digits, and in fact most Facebook ID's will be considerably longer.
- These short (three digit) profile numbers suggest that they belong to some of Facebook's earliest users.
A sreenshot of the "trick" in action:
Last updated: Last updated: February 5, 2013
First published: February 5, 2013
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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