Telephones - Pay Phone Boxes or Private Landlines
Telephones - POTS
- Plain Old Telephone System (POTS) - Pay Phone Boxes or private landlines
Ever since the days of IRA or INLA bomb attacks and fake bomb hoaxes (designed by the terrorists to cause more panic after each attack, and by malicious or lunatic callers jumping on the media bandwagon) , all the Public Phone Boxes in London can be pin-pointed within seconds (often before the phone call has finished) if they are calling certain phone numbers, including all the main newspaper, tv and radio stations (which is where such "code worded" bomb warnings were usually directed to).
The same is true for 999/112 Emergency Service calls, which show up immediately they are answered, on a touch screen graphical information system map
We assume that the Communications Traffic Data for all of these major media outlets is routinely recorded and checked, just in case there is a future terrorist bomb warning or claim or responsibility.
Many of these organisations will record the calls to their main switchboards and news rooms as well, for just such occasions, and for "news" purposes.
This also means that any Home Office or other Central Government "leak investigations" will try to use this information to track down any whistleblowers .
Obviously the same is also true of any home or office land line phone used in the United Kingdom.
- Do not use your Home Office landline telephone or fax machine for the same reasons as above.