If only this was an April Fool's Joke.
»www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/0 ··· ay-case/
"Rigmaiden maintains that in order for the stingray to be able to collect location data from his air card, Verizon Wireless had to write data to the air card consisting of identifying information for the FBIs emulated cell sites as well as make configuration changes that would cause the air card to recognize the FBIs emulated cell tower as an authorized tower for providing service and cause the air card to attempt connections to the emulated tower prior to attempting connections with actual Verizon Wireless towers.
The FBI technical agents needed Verizon Wireless to write data to the aircard in this manner because the aircards properly configured Preferred Roaming List prevented it from accessing rogue, unauthorized cell sites
such as cell site emulators used by the FBI, Rigmaiden wrote in a court document."
Anyone else more encouraged to drop use of aircards much less cell phones yet? We can all be certain the other major 3 carriers do something similar.