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    Does iphone act as a cell phone repeater?
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    Does iphone act as a cell phone repeater?
    Greetings,

    I read on the internet that an iphone acts as a repeater for iphones that are further away from the cell tower. The problem being that one's iphone is then receiving and transmitting when the user is not actually making a call, thus exposing the person to more radiation.

    Anybody know about this?

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    Your kidding ....right ?
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    Clay,

    No, I'm not kidding. Here is the link: Blue Tube Headset

    That's why I am posting here. Could the link be referring to wi-fi?

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    Its just a sales pitch for there headsets.

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    iPhone along with other smart phones are data devices. They are constantly transmitting data.

    It does not act as a repeater for other phones though.
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    Eric,

    If you are not using your iphone, what data would it be sending, other than normal cell phone links to the tower?

    Larry H

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    E-mail for one.... Then there is any application that is pushing data to your phone.

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    If you have push notifications turned on, for example, or your email set to check every five seconds (bad idea!).

    If the phone has GPS (such as the iPhone 3G/3GS), then it is constantly updating your position. Unless actually powered down.

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