Moto Droid calling people in the middle of the night

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    This morning (3am), I woke up to hearing someone saying "Hello? Hello? Hello?". When I looked at my phone, it had called 10 people, which were the last 10 people I had called the day before. I use my phone for business, so having it call people in the middle of the night is definitely not a good thing! :cus:

    Has anyone else had their phone call people?
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    i have NEVER seen this happen before. sounds like your droid MIGHT be trying to take over the world. i would back up everything you can, and do a hard reset as fast as possible.
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    I've seen various bluetooth headsets do this in the past but never heard of a phone doing it.
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    Where is the hard reset button on the Droid? And do you know what it will wipe out and what it will save?

    Thanks!
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    Before you do that, call up verizon tech support, see what they tell you. Because a hard reset will wipe out everything on the phone and rebuild it from a recovery build.
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    I was getting strange calls at 3 am last night too!!! I got 3 of them and then it stopped. I doubt it was the phone calling me, but the number on the call log was 880-1-67-5590870...any ideas???
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    I'm seriously starting to think those commercials were not a joke. These devices really might be "waking" up. Sort of like War of the Worlds...I think I may return mine to VZW and just get a flip phone.

    I just locked my Droid in a safe. Not risking anything.........
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    Don't forget your tinfoil hat ;)
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    Mine is always close by if not already on top my head.
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    Sweet!

    I had no idea that Motorola/Google had engineered the DROID with Artificial Intelligence.

    (Looks over at DROID eagerly awaiting some sign of perspicacious autonomy) :)
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    Hmm, maybe the Visitors are intercepting transmissions and dialing up those that have been hiding out on Earth for the past 7 years.
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    My droid has also called somebody in the middle of the night, put itself on speakerphone and made a call by itself at 3:30 am.

    My buddy also has a droid and it called is ex at 4am as well.
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    You sure he wasn't just making a booty call? Sorry, I couldn't resist.:icon_evil:
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    Could it be a malicious app doing this? Everyone with the issue should list out their apps and see what matches.
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    I don't have any crazy apps:

    NY Times
    Google Sky Map
    Google Voice
    Twidroid
    Weather.com
    Pandora
    DC Metro (for train times)

    That's it!!! Anyone else??
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    I haven't seen mine try to make any calls on its own yet, but now that we're on to the suspected Droid invasion, I'll be more vigilant.... :icon_eek:

    I know the phone can do its own thing: I've got Pintail installed which responds automagically to a text message from another phone which gives a request for "locate" followed by a pin number that you've chosen with the Droids best estimate for its location (which could be a precise GPS location or an approximate location determined from cell signal). If it can do that, I don't see why it can't do the next step and make a phone call. But that would seem to be a bit too much automation. Were there any incoming text messages or other traffic that might be related to the calls?

    Jim.
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    oh no, the invasion has begun. we must stop Skynet
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    Awesome! I'm going to pretend to go to sleep tonight and watch my Droid... It won't know I'm onto it's antics though.
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    Yes, this happened to one of my employees, too. It would randomly call people at 4am. He has no idea what is causing it. Anyone?
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    I'm happy to hear I am not the only one! I know it does seem crazy, but it really did happen and there are some people who are not happy with me because of it.

    Trying to explain to people that your new phone called them during the night all by itself, just ends up making you look worse then just apologizing! At least they will just think your an ass, instead of a straight up loon.

    Anyways, I have downloaded and deleted a bunch of apps, so it would be hard for me to track all apps, but some of the ones I have on my Droid are:

    Advance Task Killer
    Dope Wars <- Suspicious!
    The Weather Channel
    Mobile Buzz
    Solitare
    Flashlight
    Astrid
    Hit it lite
    Madagascar
    MixZing
    ShopSavvy
    Ultra Notes

    The only one that sounds kind of shady is Dope Wars, and I did just download it last night before the invasion.... :icon_evil:
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