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Captain_Triips [S] 0 points ago

chinese are required to use cell phones for pensions and social security, buying train tickets, shopping. etc so the government can track them.

the last i knew, people did not have to go to disneyland to conduct every piece of business required for daily life

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aparition42 4 points ago

Just a thought, but isn't China famous for shutting down communication in times of potentially embarrassing problems?

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Captain_Triips [S] 0 points ago

in this case, they are using phones to track peoples' movements so they can assign them a health risk

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aparition42 2 points ago

Maybe, maybe not. From the stories going around it seems the government of China is simultaneously the most incompetent and incapable government in the word AND the most powerful and coordinated sci/fi superpower in history.

If the Government is forcing people to have phones to track them, then why would the government allow them to just deactivate their service? If the government is trying to hide the death toll, why would they not just keep the phones of dead people turned on?

It's seems to me like there are a lot more stories about what's going on in China than there are people who actually know what's going on in China telling stories.

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DropGat 2 points ago

China was decommissioning their old still highly used 2G-3G system from the start of the year to force take up of their new 5G system-

China also still had the highest use of the old 2G-3G service, from memory, they had something like 400 Million people on them, they started shutting them all down at the start of January in rolling decommissions to force/allow take up for the newer 4G- 5G .They were heavily criticized for disconnecting the services during the crisis & also when the phone suppliers were forced to shutdown .The thousands of Bot farms that operate through out China used the cheaper system exclusively.

There are something like just over 1 Billion 4G users alone in China, if you want to search l think it was back when the UK said they were going to allow the Chinese Spy network Huawei on their new 5G the numbers were given in reports.

China also shutdown mobile services during the lock down like they did in Hong Kong during the first protests to stop the uncontrolled reports getting out .

IMO this will be the shutting down of the old 2G-3G service to force all users to their new 5G system

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Captain_Triips [S] 1 point ago

It is basically “impossible for a person to cancel his cellphone,” said Tang. “Dealing with the government for pensions and social security, buying train tickets, shopping…no matter what people want to do, they are required to use cell phones” Tang added. Not to mention, China is requiring its citizens to use their cell phones to track their movements in order to generate “health codes” which amongst other things can determine if permission to travel will be restricted.

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Patriot4evr 2 points ago

Maybe because they didn't want the ChiCom govt spying on them after forcing the mandatory red-yellow-green health app down their throats

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Seabring 5 points ago

Likely job loss, even though I trust China as much as a rabid dog, I doubt there's been enough deaths to correlate that many cell phone losses.

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Coalville 2 points ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe cancelling your phone is an option in China

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Fremium2020 1 point ago

Yeah it is.

iPhones and Androids are not given away in China. You have to buy them and pay the cell bill just like in the U.S..

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Captain_Triips [S] 0 points ago

not having a phone in china is worse than not having a job. you cannot conduct any business

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