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Jan 11, 2008

Hacking Verizon Cell Phones

The time every geek has waited for has come to me. I got a cool LG cell phone for Christmas, and what is even better is I don't have to pay the bill. Well kind of. My mother who is paying the bill told me I can only make phone calls and send text messages with the phone Or the bill will sky rocket and I will have to chip in. So god damn it thought I have this cool phone with all these cool features and I can only use 2 of them. But my hacker sense where tingling and I was determent to find away around this without paying.

It turns out my LG cell phone has a memory card slot. Yippy I thought hackers paradise. It took a mini SD card. So I bought I 2GB mini SD card and put a few videos on it. I then viewed the videos on the phone. I did the same with music and pictures. Now I also know that my phone supports Java Applications. So why should I bother buying Applications for my phone on Verizon's so called Get It Now service (It should be call get it now for a price). I could easily make a program or a game right on my computer in Java then put it on the card and wholla, I had already beaten Verizon at there own game 4 times. No Verizon a.k.a Big Brother your not going to get extra money out of me.

But the true problem that I had ran into was the fact that my website has a form made with PHP and when people fill the form out and submit it, the info gets E-Mailed to me. This would be a problem I thought. After all how on Earth can I check my E-Mails on my phone if I can't use the internet on the phone. I felt another hack coming on. Then I found out that SMS or Text Messaging is actually the same thing as E-Mails. Literally. And that the E-Mail address wasn't hard to figure out at all. The E-Mail address was my phone number@vtext.com. So if my Verizon cell phone number was +1-807-555-1212 then my cell phones E-Mail address would be 8075551212@vtext.com. So I wanted to try sending myself a SMS threw my GMail account. So sent myself a message and and few seconds later my Cell phone beeped telling me I had a text message. It even said that it was from my E-Mail address. I quickly changed my E-Mail address on my PHP form to my phones E-Mail address. I then filled the form out. It worked but I had to many fields and the message got cut off. So I change the form to have the old E-Mail address on it for more flexibility. But I then added another form that limited the amount of character someone could type. This way it would get cut off.

God damn I thought Verizon must be a genius how on Earth am I going to get direction, news, movie times, flight times or even where someone was calling me from by looking up there area code. I knew you could do all of this with google, but I needed internet and I am to much of a cheap as. It turns out google has several ways for you to do alot of stuff off line. For a regular google search you could just send them an SMS message to 466453 or in letters that would be google. Then send a search query as your message. Now for driving direction the easier way to do that is by calling goog411. The phone number is +1-800-GOOG411 and then you say what your looking for.

Yes I know I beat you Verizon and there is nothing you can do about it. Everything I did to beat you is perfectly legal and legit. And I will never pay more then is necessary for a service.

60 comments:

lilboyz said...

Wow beating the system. That is what true hacking is about. But what features does your phone have that you can't use do to charges?

joeythepimp said...

Are you from Alaska? Because I noticed that you put the Alaska phone directory as a phone number.

BigBen said...

Nope but I was hoping someone would notice that. I actually put Alaska's area code there for a reason. And the reason is actually very simple. Alaska is the Biggest State in the US and it only has a single area code. The reason for that is because of it's small population. Also in alot of parts of Alaska Cell phones wont work.

M&MDealer said...

Your full of shit. I tried sending myself text message threw my Hotmail. And it didn't work. I then called my T Mobile dealer and he didn't even know what the hell I was talking about.

BigBen said...

The key word in the blog is called Verizon. Most likely what I believe you probably did was tried using your cell phone number@vtext.com like so (2025551212@vtext.com) that would be a cell phone E-Mail address for a cell phone with that phone number that is using Verizon Services. I would try using your cell phone E-Mail address like so (5055551212@tmomail.net) and that should work.

James said...

I tried using that google feature but I don't think it is working.

BigBen said...

Try going to http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mobile/sms/
I believe your problem may be your not typing in the right Key words. There are list of keywords that you can use along with instruction on how to use them. Or you can also text them help and it should help you.

BigBen said...

Just in case anyone was wandering I couldn't figure out how to get my Cell Phones E-Mail Address to go in to my E-Mail client(Thunderbird/Outlook) my thought are because it doesn't support pop3, imap, smtp protocols. But I may be wrong I just couldn't do it. However what I ended up doing was setting up an extra E-Mail account that does support pop3 & smtp protocols and had that E-Mail forward all message to my Cell Phone. The reason I did this was so I could use google alerts. I simply have the alerts go to my one E-Mail address and it forwards the alerts to my cell phone.

M&MDealer said...

OMG. Your fucking genius. It fucking worked man. How on earth did you figure this crap out. Well I guess with a name like LinuxPhreak you must be Phreaking all the time. Cooooooool

Anonymous said...

Why did you need to have the E-Mail in your Thunderbird to use google alerts?

BigBen said...

Well when you have multiple E-Mail accounts like me you like to be able to access them all threw a manager such as Thunderbird.

zerocool1995 said...

I tried finding where I live with 800-goog411, but for some reason I'm not in there directory. Why is this?

BigBen said...

zerocool1995 interesting name. Did you get that off of the 1995 movie Hackers. Where Dade Murphy's first alias was zerocool followed by CrashOverride.

But to answer your question goog411 is for businesses. If you own your own business you can add your Business to goog411.

lonelyboytoy said...

I keep sending myself messages threw my Homail account to my phone. But for some reason my phone cuts off the end of my messages

BigBen said...

Do you mean Hotmail

I don't know if is this way for all phones. But on my verizon phone I can only send and receive messages that have less than or equal to 160 characters. If your sending long messages to your self via E-Mail it will get cut off.

Anonymous said...

You should take the blog down. I am prepared to tell my boss at Verizon and I'm sure he is prepared to tell his attorney. You don't want this to be brought to court. And if you knew what was good for you, you would remove the blog.

BigBen said...

3 words. Freedom of speech. I have the right as an American Citizen to to say what I want and have put on the Web, TV, News Papers and water ever else I want with out fear of consequence.

Feel free to tell your boss because I think your full of it. I don't believe you work for Verizon, and if you do your just one big tattle tale kissing peoples asses.

Anonymous said...

You need to watch it. I've already told you. And since it is obvious your not going to take my advice I will report you. I warned you.

BigBen said...

Just found out that google released a new SMS feature. You can now check your google calendar with your cell phone and SMS. I tryed it and it's easy and works great. To access the calendar you simply send a text message to 48368 or it spells GVENT and you can get your schedule.

BigBen said...

I've also made my Skype forward all calls to my cell phone after 15 seconds.

Cloud said...

Hi there,I was wondering if it's actually possible to read other people's SMS, from a local area code through spoofing? With that I mean, is it possible to "hack" into someone's SMS archive and read their messages? If the answer is yes, how would that differ from normal email "hacks"?

BigBen said...

It wouldn't differ from E-Mail hacks. But if you where to be doing spoofing it you would need to use your cell phone along with it. And if you where to spoof be very careful because that is where you would start to break the law. Now I would also like to let you know that you can't set up pop, imap or smtp protocols with the Cell phone E-Mail addresses. So you would have to hack it with out those protocols.

Cloud said...

BigBen, thank you very much for your informations, however i don't see how does a cell phone reassemble an email "hack". First thing first; We have no IP address in whichto set our "base", lets just pretend (and i am trying this btw) that i want to manage to see my SMS on my computer, and am hacking my own Cell phone.What would i need to find-a-something IP related to my Cell Phone?I have my number of course, and through this Blog, i figured out my Cell phone Email..you know where I am getting with this right?

Cloud

BigBen said...

Cloud I'm impressed with you. I finnaly have some blog readers who are actual hackers. Part of hacking is discovering things on your own. I have done very little research on your question, and prevous question. Mostly because I never thought of it. So I was more or less making edutated guesses. However to my knowledge cell phones and almost anything that goes on the web should have an IP address.

I found something that may help you in your quest. Cell Phone Software page

Good luck and keep me up to date ;)

helpme92 said...

can you tell me some cool hacks for a verizon chocolate vx8550??

BigBen said...

helpme92 well I've found that if you have a verizon cell phone most of the hack I mentioned here will be very universal.

Anonymous said...

After Pinging vtext.com, the IP address is 66.174.76.5 there's gotta be a way to spoof.

My wife and I use the email thing all the time. I don't have any SMS package, and she has unlimited. While at work just send an email the the phone #@vtext.com or @vzwpix.com and shouldn't have a problem sending back and forth... for free.

Any other tips, other than pressing * or # on the tools/menu and entering in 000000 to get hidden menus?

BigBen said...

First of all after a little bit of research I found out that, the cell phones IP address is dynamic. However the SMS services IP address is static. So yes it is possible. I haven't tried spoofing it. But it is possible. Keep me up to date if you find out how to spoof it.

Anonymous said...

do you think that there is any way that you can make those games available for download?

BigBen said...

There is many ways to make them available for downloads. I have just been so busy that I haven't created a site to download the games. But if you had a computer you could go to the site then download the game you wanted and put it on the card and then put it on your phone.

Anonymous said...

Have you figured out a way to use spoof apps on Verizon or is that ONLY for the iphone??

999jake666 said...

Hey man, I was just wondering I got this new cell phone and my ass is too poor to get account from a retail sales man, And I use Air time and stuff like that. You see the night I was texting (something I like to do a lot) and I had gotten a 15 minute phone card. And before I knew It I was down to 5 bucks out of 20. JUST FROM TEXTING I was wondering if you could help me with this little problem.. I like to use yahoo and what not to do my text. And I don't have the money to be Shooting money into my fone every night due to my texting. So if ya could help me tell me. That would be sweet !! Its a Verizon phone. Samsung SCH-u340 So yeah if ya could get a hang of me.. I would like it if you E-mailed me or something..Because I am a slow leaner..lol..Yeah Thanks I read your blog it was awesome it blow my mind !! So get back to me . lol

LinuxPhreak said...

999jake666 Said

Hey man, I was just wondering I got this new cell phone and my ass is too poor to get account from a retail sales man, And I use Air time and stuff like that. You see the night I was texting (something I like to do a lot) and I had gotten a 15 minute phone card. And before I knew It I was down to 5 bucks out of 20. JUST FROM TEXTING I was wondering if you could help me with this little problem.. I like to use yahoo and what not to do my text. And I don't have the money to be Shooting money into my fone every night due to my texting. So if ya could help me tell me. That would be sweet !! Its a Verizon phone. Samsung SCH-u340 So yeah if ya could get a hang of me.. I would like it if you E-mailed me or something..Because I am a slow leaner..lol..Yeah Thanks I read your blog it was awesome it blow my mind !! So get back to me . lol

I would use a prepaid phone if your going to do alot of SMS, or you will always get screwed. I would get a service plan with unlimited text messaging package. The Text Messaging package is only $14.00 USD, it is well worth it. And most of the hacks I talk about in this blog require you to use Text Messaging and you will get a lot of them. I hope that info will help you.

Jake said...

Hmn..A service place..
Shit I don't know about that dude..
I kinda don't pay the bills around here (too Young)
And I would have to talk about getting a Plan like that. But man it sounds good. I freaking ran out of time again! last night..So I am kinda pissed about that. Can I ask what else I could do with my cheap phone ?

Sid said...

I'm Sid.. Dude.. nice job.. i'm about to get the lg dare,... imma try to hack it out.. if u have any info on free web browsing / texting / games./. let me know.. bobmundo123@gmail.com

halffast said...

is there any way to view deleted text messages on a verizon account. Please comment to halffast@rocketmail.com

Anonymous said...

how do you get java apps/games on a verizon lg phone...which phone was being used?

Anonymous said...

Hello- i have had numerous suspections that my boyfriend is cheating on me. I never have access to his phone...thats problem number one. wondering if you can help me hack into his phone,contacts,texts & voicemails. please let me know asap. thanks in advance he has an LG UX380.thanks Tracey

Anonymous said...

Hello- i have had numerous suspections that my boyfriend is cheating on me. I never have access to his phone...thats problem number one. wondering if you can help me hack into his phone,contacts,texts & voicemails. please let me know asap. thanks in advance he has an LG UX380.thanks Tracey
please email me @ browneyedgirl1324@yahoo.com.

Anonymous said...

I am also desperately searching for information on how to access my boyfriend's SMS texts and call log. He has the Verizon Boulder... I know, I know.. I don't need the whole speech on trusting him and what-not... it's a long damn story, but I was wondering if anyone could help me? Thanks in Advance...

Anonymous said...

I just bought a omnia i910 just to mess with an hack around with, i enjoy your blog Bigben its great. I thought id throw a link to a page i came across in my travels on doin cruel things to electronics. I see it would fit great in this blog. This is a big list of mobile carriers email address extensions like .... for Metro PCS
it would be .. 10digitphonenumber@mymetropcs.com .. here is the link, hope this helps people out.\

http://www.email-unlimited.com/stuff/send-email-to-phone.htm


:D

Anonymous said...

hmm... so how is it that you're putting java games on a verizon phone? as far as i've known all the basic verizon phones use brew as their language so are you performing some sort of conversion or is there something i've been missing all these game-free years ;-)

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have a question about how to access any erased calls or texts from a Samsung SCH-u340 cell phone. Is there a program or hardware that I need to do this, or can I do it without that stuff. I would really appreciate.. I need to access someones cell phone and be able to find out all the calls and texts made. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I have a question about how to access any erased calls or texts from a Samsung SCH-u340 cell phone. Is there a program or hardware that I need to do this, or can I do it without that stuff. I would really appreciate.. I need to access someones cell phone and be able to find out all the calls and texts made. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Damn. This is a regular circle-jerk of wanna-be hackers. Protip: knowing java, finding the email address of your phone and knowing about the existence of Google 411 isn't hacking in any sense of the word.

Ina said...

Hi, I know this is an old entry, so maybe what I'm pointing out came into effect after it was written. But you said you are not responsible for your bill, so maybe you just aren't aware of this. The basic plan (in which you pay for each SMS) is currently $39, the one with unlimited SMS is $59, and the one with unlimited web browsing and email is $69. So really, those features would run you another $10/month, not $30, since you already have the $59. Vcast and VZ nav are still more, tho. (numbers different on family plan, concept is the same).

But my point is, compared to the basic plan, your method costs an extra $20/month. So it's not free.

Cheeto said...

I must agree with "Anonymous"'s comment:

"Damn. This is a regular circle-jerk of wanna-be hackers. Protip: knowing java, finding the email address of your phone and knowing about the existence of Google 411 isn't hacking in any sense of the word."

None of these are "hacks"!

All of the things you mentioned are common knowledge and definitely nothing special or notable.

number@vtext.com is mentioned right on the Verizon website. That's no hack.
https://text.vzw.com/customer_site/jsp/messaging_lo.jsp

So what if you can put in an SD card? You won't be able to do too much. For that you would need something like Bitpim.

Argh!

Anonymous said...

i wanted to find out if my fiance is cheating. we live together and are supposed to get married next year. this is really important to me and i was wondering if there is any way to find out his LG dare verizon voicemail password or get a copy of his text messages he sends and receives sent to my phone or to an email account? please help!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Quick question I am trying to generate prepaid numbers for verizon phones IE samsung and the LG the problem I am having is the digits are supposed to be 15 not 16 If a generator could be created and it worked we would create an monopoly in this field we could charge 5 bucks for a 15 minute card and everyone can afford 5 bucks. What are your thoughts on this?
Dan

~0xd5 said...

Hacking is when someone uses one thing to accomplish another task not originally intended to be possible in a creative/exploitative way. By this definition, all things mentioned here are "hacks". Please do not hate just because some listed hacks are not as complex as others.
Thanks, D.A.D. ~0xd5

Anonymous said...

wht about getting past the fucking parental controls lol any ideas

LinuxPhreak said...

I first all getting past the parental controls can be considered wrong if mommy or daddy put them on for you. This blog is kind of old. I currently use different phone service.

But if remember correctly the parental controls are setup via Zerizon's Web Site control panel. If this is still the case you would have to break into the Control Panel.

The easiest thing to do is just to ask for it to be removed. You could also install Key Logger on the persons computer. The next they log in to the account you will know there password.

Aριάννα said...

Does that thing work in Europe?

Gabby said...

Hi, I was just terminated by my boss Nov 6 2010 I didnt receive a pay after a check in over a month of work and when i demanded pay he terminated me.... Im a single mom strugglin during the holiday seasons to keep up and then I get this JERK do this to me. When he heard my desperate voice he laughed said I was too broke to hire a Attorney to save my money and pay my bills! I cried so much but now I have to find a way to locate him by just finding him via cell # and his 1st and last name so that i can have a peace officer serve him. He refuses to pay me and i will not allow that after all the stress and tears. Also they interupted my cell service (VERIZON) due to this and have no way to pay is there a way to help me with this entire situation and Im dealing with eviction... HELP!

Brittany said...

Sorry to ask but is there anyway at all to turn my verizon Lg Dare into a prepaid phone.. im only 13 and not aloud to have a contract so i was just wondering, thanks in advance!:)- Brittany Lee Book

crazyterrie11 said...

What a cunt ......go fuck urself

LinuxPhreak said...

Voice mail hacks. Is mentioned in my latest blog post.

http://techmeout.blogspot.com/2012/01/breaking-into-someones-voice-mail.html?m=1

Sorry if is to late for you.

Anonymous said...

Nope I believe it was homomale account for boys with toys. I liked your blog, but I think you have a lot of people screwing with you. Props for calling them all out.

Kaylin Rodriguez said...

Please help us! Me and my sister are desperate and have tried about all we can think of!
Our parents have set up the Verizon parental controls and the GPS family tracking system, which can only be accesed by useing there Verizon accounts. We want them off as soon as possible! Please please help us, i mean honestly whats the point in getting your daughters to new smart phones and then blocking our data calling and texting?
We are currently useing our neighbors wifi to post this.....Sad isnt it? We are in desperate need of your knowledge in hacking. Cause apparently ours just wont do for this sort of thing.
Sincerly, Snow & Octoder Umbridge

Kaylin Rodriguez said...

Does anyone even blog on here anymore? HELP US!