Voice 370 is asking for the wrong data

Pressure groups should be pursuing cellular billing information

Here at GoMo Towers, we firmly believe that a new flight MH370 pressure group, Voice 370 is asking for the wrong data. The group is asking for the ‘raw data’ obtained by the satellite phone company, Inmarsat, should be released for ‘independent’ analysis. It seems to us that just like we said here, Voice 370 is actually questioning whether the raw satellite from British firm, Inmarsat, really does indicate that the missing Malaysian Airlines flight [MH370] went south to disappear in the Indian Ocean. A key figure in Voice 370 appears to be Mrs Danica Weeks whose husband disappeared on the flight. A Kiwi, we’d urge to press the New Zealand MNOs [mobile network operator] to see if here husband, Paul’s, mobile phone was switched back on during flight MH370 disappearance.

We believe that the power of data obtainable from the billing records from the MNOs involved  could help establish a more accurate flight path.

The key point here is that – in order to insure they extract maximum revenues from subscribers, the MNOs keep quite detailed records.

Mobile network operators have records of handsets attempting to connect – even if they aren’t successful.

Additionally, a text message can get through and be delivered even if the handset doesn’t even register a single bar on its screen. Text doesn’t need much of a signal to get through.

Anyway, we think that Mrs Weeks should be demanding data from the MNOs in addition to the Inmarsat data. Apparently, there were two Kiwis on that flight.

As we’ve pointed out previously here, the Malaysian authorities know about a voice call that the co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid,¬† nearly placed.

GoMo initally pooh-poohed the idea that the handsets of aircraft crew could have been ringing on the crashed plane.

Now that it is confirmed that as a minimum the handset of the co-pilot was turned on as the flight flew back over Malaysia, we now suspect that the crew did turn their handsets on.

The billion dollar question is – where were the mobile phones ringing when 19
Chinese families complained that the handsets of their loved one were still live after 4-5 days?

The fact that Malaysian authorities arrested 11 people accused of being part of a terrorist plot related to flight 370 doesn’t gel with the general theory esposed by many that the captain had flown south on a suicide mission.

If you’ve captured an airliner, why not parade it as a trophy? We now think the plane crashed trying to make its way to Afghanistan. But where?

See also …

Missing flight MH370 mobile phone records need to be checked
More proof mobile phone records could help find MH370
Mobile phones might provide clue to missing flight MH370/
China Mbile able to throw light on missing MH370

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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