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Can Google use a phone without FCC approval?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wonderbread, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member
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    So it occurs to me that google just legit handed out possibly hundreds of GSM phones to their employees which means the phone must have passed through the FCC in order for the phone to legally transmit on US airwaves. Correct?

    If so, then where the heck is the FCC filing for this phone? Is Google using an unlicensed (illegal) transmitter?
     

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  2. Mykpfsu

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    As long as the only communication not on wifi is within the same state, I think its legal as the FCC manages interstate communications. I think in reality its not even hundreds of phones. Most likely they're all being used at their HQ.
     
  3. vinylfreak89

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  4. rdalcanto

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    It passes the FCC undetected by everyone. I expect the Passion to pass under the Radar also.
     
  5. kyler13

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    What do you mean? It was noticed the day it was passed by the FCC: today. Hardly undetected. There are a multitude of blogs and users who monitor the FCC database hourly.
     
  6. rdalcanto

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    My bad. I assumed since the phone was in peoples hands last week, that it had passed before that. Still good news.
     
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