1. potatoguy's Avatar
    Found this WI-FI connection on my phone, not sure how it got there, and can't get rid of it .

    "5099251212"

    Googled it and found a few people are finding it on their phones and can't get rid of it. Some think its a hacker.
    Anyone ever come across it any suggestions on getting rid of it.
    Been said some have done a reset on phone and it still there.

    Anyone know how to get rid of this WI-Fi connection?-screenshot_20171211-085347.jpg
    12-11-2017 08:36 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    What phone/OS is this?

    On mine, at the bottom of that screen would typically be "More settings." From there, I can long-press on any network and then tap "Forget network."
    12-11-2017 09:40 AM
  3. potatoguy's Avatar
    Samsung S7 Nougat.
    Any other wifi connection has "forget" network, then long press and its gone, but not that one..........
    12-11-2017 06:06 PM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Samsung S7 Nougat.
    Any other wifi connection has "forget" network, then long press and its gone, but not that one..........
    Well, that *is* interesting and I too would be a bit concerned about it.

    I don't have any further advice, though. Anyone else?
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    12-12-2017 07:45 AM
  5. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Reset Network Setting ?

    Block that number. I use ESET to block unknown and hidden phone and message numbers.

    Oh, and reboot and check your router for firmware, change used and password in case that was entry point.
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    12-12-2017 08:04 AM
  6. potatoguy's Avatar
    Did the reset and got rid of all networks except for that one and BELL_WIFI.......

    When I get home all reboot the router.
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    12-12-2017 08:56 AM
  7. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Did the reset and got rid of all networks except for that one and BELL_WIFI.......

    When I get home all reboot the router.
    Who is your carrier? What country are you in?

    Is there a chance that this is carrier-related; like if your carrier has city-wide Wi-Fi service (like Xfinity does here in many parts of the US)?
    12-12-2017 09:07 AM
  8. potatoguy's Avatar
    Canada and Bell.

    The Bell WI-FI could be, but not sure where that # WI FI connection would be from
    12-12-2017 09:17 AM
  9. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Did the reset and got rid of all networks except for that one and BELL_WIFI.......

    When I get home all reboot the router.
    Interesting. Could it be your SIM? Was there an update right before this? Triggered me to look and found something similar I think.

    Settings -

    Connections. Data Usage.

    Restrict Networks.

    In there you might be able to block it.

    12-12-2017 10:13 AM
  10. potatoguy's Avatar
    Yes I did put a restriction on it.

    I never replaced the sim, but when I googled the #, the page I was looking at with comments about

    that mysterious #. One poster said they had replaced the sim, and it was still there. So for now I guess

    I'll have to be happy with putting the restriction on it until I can find out who or what it is.

    And I don't recall an update , but then again I just found this the other day. So how long its been there I don't know.
    12-12-2017 06:14 PM
  11. potatoguy's Avatar
    Interesting. Could it be your SIM? Was there an update right before this? Triggered me to look and found something similar I think.

    Settings -

    Connections. Data Usage.

    Restrict Networks.

    In there you might be able to block it.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...72bc80b9de.jpg
    And it looks like you have a similar WI-FI# network on your phone.

    Found this article .

    https://arstechnica.com/information-...ks-over-wi-fi/
    12-12-2017 06:20 PM
  12. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Interesting. Could it be your SIM? Was there an update right before this? Triggered me to look and found something similar I think.

    Settings -

    Connections. Data Usage.

    Restrict Networks.

    In there you might be able to block it.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...72bc80b9de.jpg
    I found that is present after enabling use of AT&T Wireless. When I turned that off it was no longer listed in available WiFi networks or Restricted access.
    12-13-2017 06:19 AM
  13. potatoguy's Avatar
    How did you disable AT&T Wireless? I would like to try to disable the BELL WI FI and see if that makes a difference.
    12-13-2017 06:33 AM
  14. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I didn't disable. I merely turned off AT&T WIFI and told it not to use or look for an AT&T hot spot.
    12-13-2017 07:10 AM
  15. potatoguy's Avatar
    Ok, Not sure how to do that.
    12-13-2017 07:43 AM

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