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Old 11th December 2008, 12:45   #31
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No, I meant how far away from the car was the key with which it was opened.
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No, I meant how far away from the car was the key with which it was opened.
The remote key is in Bangalore.

First instance - i was in Tanjavur - which is about 550kms approx.
Second instance - i was in kolar - which is about 65-70 kms.

the other 2 instances - in office - less than 5kms.
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MuraliR - Which handsets were used on either sides?
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MuraliR - Which handsets were used on either sides?
I use a sony k810i : the call is made from nokia n72 and nokia 6610.
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Great. This is fantastic news. What phone models were you using at both the ends? And which service provider was this?
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Great. This is fantastic news. What phone models were you using at both the ends? And which service provider was this?
I don't think handsets and service providers will make a difference. It's got more to do with the frequency range of the security system.
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And which service provider was this?
Airtel on both sides.
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Tejas, service provider will make a difference because of the frequencies used. It just might be that somehow that provider frequency carried the frequency of the remote. I know it sounds stupid but I am no expert on radio waves.

Asking all experts - Is it possible that phone frequency and remote frequency match?
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Lot of supernatural things do happen in this world that are beyond scientific explanation and defy logic. Let's accept that in Murali's case such a thing happened - not once but four times. I am calling Murali's experience "beyond science" because science demands that something that happens once with one person should always happen under similar circumstances with everyone.
Wish I had Murali's luck. Every time I leave my key inside the car I have to go back home or organise someone to bring it from home.
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Sudipto, much before I had heard of this "trick" even I have had to remove the beading and use the scale method - which worked for me too.

And now, with my toddler who has a fancy for the remote key, i tend to get into these situations often.

nowadays, i keep the remote key in one pocket, and the actual key in another.
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Is it possible that phone frequency and remote frequency match?
Cell phones use a higher-powered and higher-frequency radio signal (800 MHz and up, whereas your remote locks operate between 300 and 500 MHz).
Bearing this fact in mind, I don't think there is a way by which there could be an interference in the frequencies of two devices (car remote and mobile carrier).
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I am no way here to prove that it works. But, is there anything wrong in telling what you experianced? I tried, it worked and I was happy. Thought it would be helpful for others since it involves NO HURT on your car. Except for the mobile charges no cost too.

1. Sorry I dont know any remote for car that works on IR. [Telephone transmit sound waves!!! how about data & Media in the same line ]
2. Just because someone tries something and it does not work, it will never become fiction. Its also possible that it was not tired as how it was suppose to be.
Absoultely mjothi it couldnt have been tried the way it should be...lemme try this in my xeta todaycheers:
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This experiment was shown on Nat Geo and it was a big time failure.
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No... Not again!!!This is one of the urban legends and there are lots of reasons why it wont work. Atleast I'm not aware of any conclusive technical explanation why this would work.

I'm not trying to say that the people who have experienced this is lying, but how repeatable is this?

If this Houdini's trick is repeatable, a code-hopper and/or a mobile phone is all it takes for some smart burglar to get into your car.
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Yesterday evening after office hours, during our 'adda' meet with common friends, one of my friend who has an Alto brought up this issue and that it has worked with him. He has never heard of TBHP, he is not a petrolhead, he just uses his car to move from point A to B.

So we decided to try the technique once again, one of us carried the remote about 300 mtrs away, first tried to unlock without calling on mobile, did not work. Then the friend who was 300 mtrs away with the car remote called on our phone and he pressed the unlock button, we kept out phone near the windscreen, but it did not work. Next when we moved a little further towards the bonnet, it unlocked.

So there is a little truth in the urband legend.
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