iPhone send sms with fake number?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by PACMAC, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. PACMAC macrumors regular

    PACMAC

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    is there a app that if i send a sms text to someone that a diffrent number appears not mine and they can reply back?
    kind of like the spoofapp..

    thanks:)
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you want them to able to reply back to you without disclosing your cell number, one option is to send the SMS via AIM (if you're in the US). You can just use the ten digit phone number in this format:

    +1234567890

    For any US/CAN phone number, as the "buddy" in AIM, and then they'll get it as SMS with the ability to respond to it.

    If you're trying to pretend to be someone else so that you can send an SMS that seems like it's them, and then have someone else get really angry and send an SMS back to the person you were pretending to be... don't be that guy.
     
  3. PACMAC thread starter macrumors regular

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    so if i send it AIM will that expose my AIM name?

    im looking for something that i can trick a fake number when they see my sms text and not see my real number
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it exposes your AIM s/n....

    So now I'm pretty much assuming you're up to no good... :p

    AFAIK, think about it this way: if you somehow send a fake phone number to someone via SMS, there's certainly no way they can respond back to you, because the only place that the fake number is associated with your real number is in your phone in the spoofing app. So when they respond to the SMS, it will go back to the fake number and not you.

    And again, besides being jackassery, if there's a real person on the other end of the "fake" number, you're quite possibly committing telecommunications fraud or some other prosecutable crime.
     
  5. PACMAC thread starter macrumors regular

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    so this AIM sms text is pretty much like same as text by email..
    do i have to put the carrrie at the end of the number? like +1234567890@vtext.com ect..

    thanks
     
  6. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Is there any legitimate reason for this kind of thing?

    These high-school kids, they never learn (which is a shame, because they've got time allocated for just that).
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No -- that's a big advantage -- you don't even have to know the carrier. It works for all US/CAN devices capable of receiving SMS. You just enter the phone number with the +1 as the contact. On the phone, it looks like this:

    Where the "265-060" appears as the phone number.
     
  8. nocoast macrumors member

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    make a new sn solely for the purpose of harassing your ex or whatever...
     
  9. PACMAC thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks mkrishnan:):apple:
     
  10. AustProp macrumors newbie

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    Sending Fake Sms to mobiles

    Is it possible to send a fake sms to a mobile and that sms comes up as a particular person and number that is in the recipients phone?
    A friend of mine received two nasty sms and they came up as from his mothers name and mobile number which is in his phone. She has denied was from her and reckons it is a fake? Can this happen please anyone? Is it possible?:confused:
     
  11. audx macrumors member

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    a sms version of the spoof app would be golden :)
     
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