My Rogers Sim card is being scanned by a Rogers subcontractor. How do I prevent this and what (if anything) can Rogers do about this?
I know my texts and numbers dialed are being monitored by someone that works in the telecom industry.
Yeah, there would be more details needed on this. Just saying it's being 'scanned' doesn't really clarify things. I think @Gdkitty is probably onto something, where by 'scanned' the OP means that one of the subcontractors has access to the information to provide him with a promotion of some sort.
If that's the case, then there's nothing to be worried about. No one is 'monitoring' you.
Here are the details:
I live in a multiple unit building & the residents on the floor below me can read my texts as I send them.
I was having problems with these tenants & complained to the landlord via text. I could hear them reading my texts.
I also heard one of them say: "I cant scan the phone without the SIM card in it", after I pulled my SIM card out of my phone.
The only people capable of doing this would be employed in the telecom industry & Rogers subcontractors would have the tools to do such a thing.
I havent used my phone in 3 weeks because of this.
If someone has the ability to scan SIM cards, then getting a new SIM card will not help because they would have the abilty to scan the new SIM card as well.
The only difference would be if the newer micro SIM card I would get as a replacement for the older, bigger SIM card I have, has better encryption on it.
Whether my SIM card is or isnt being scanned is not up for debate, what I want to know, is can Rogers detect when this is occuring & catch the guilty parties?
I understand the frustration of your concerns of the possibilities that your phone may be compromised. I would also feel uncomfortable knowing someone was able to access my information. In my experience it's not possible the SIM card would be the item used in any sort of security breach.
For your particular situation I would suggest backing up all the information from your device, preforming a factory data reset and adding a new security passcode to the device. If you do feel purchasing a micro SIM card would give you more peace of mind, you can refer to the closest Rogers store and request a Multi SIM card. This card is pretty much the latest SIM card designed to physically adapt to working with all three sizes (Standard, Micro and Nano).
Hope this helps,
What there are doing is a crime, however, proving this other than hearsay is next to impossible, and I would probably sound paranoid.
The only other monitoring techique I can think of is they are somehow accessing my phone information while it is connected to the shared wireless network.
Is it possible to gain access to SIM card details (texts etc), if a phone is connected to a wireless home network?
I will change my SIM card & number because of this, I hope that solves it.