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TEXT SPOOKS TO 81010 - find out more below:


  • What are the Spooks minigames and how do I get them?
  • Do I need a certain type of mobile phone?
  • What will I get and what will it cost?
  • How big are the files I need to download?
  • What is the MS4 game and why isn't it working now?
  • Where can I gets tips on how to play the games?
  • Where can I report a problem or query or give feedback       about the game?





  • What are the Spooks minigames and do I get them?

  • Test your spy speed and reaction skills with the 3 Spooks minigames - Phone Trace, Crack Locks and Bug.

    a) Text SPOOKS to 81010.
    b) The BBC will send you an alert (text message) within approximately 5 mins.
    c) Retrieve (open) the link in the message to go to the BBC WAP site.
    d) From here you should be able to download the 3 minigames files to your phone. If your phone doesn't support the game then you will get a page saying 'This game does not work on your phone'. Please click here to check you have a compatible mobile phone.
    e) Once downloaded, the games will sit in your 'Games'/Applications'/'Downloads' folder (depending on your phone model) and are ready to play.

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  • Do I need a certain type of mobile phone?

  • a) This game is downloaded using WAP. If your phone is not WAP enabled contact your Network Operator to obtain the WAP settings. b) Your phone will need to support java. If you are not sure if your phone supports java then you may need to check with your mobile Network Operator or handset manufacturer. c) If your handset is not listed below you may still be able to play the game however it is not possible to guarantee that the game will be displayed correctly or work in the way we describe in the how to play section. Spooks: Mobile has been tested for use on the following phones: Motorola: V220, V3, V300, V525, V600, V975, V980 Nokia: 2650, 3100, 3105, 3108, 3120, 3125, 3152, 3155, 3155i, 3200, 3205, 3220, 3230, 3300, 3510i, 3600, 3620, 3650, 3660, 5100, 5140, 5140i, 6010, 6020, 6021, 6030, 6100, 6101, 6102, 6108, 6152, 6155, 6155i, 6170, 6200, 6220, 6225, 6230, 6230i, 6235, 6235i, 6255, 6260, 6585, 6610, 6610i, 6620, 6630, 6650, 6651, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6682, 6800, 6810, 6820, 6822, 7200, 7210, 7250, 7250i, 7260, 7270, 7600, 7610, 7650, 8800, 8801, N-Gage, N-Gage QD Samsung: SGH-E700, SGH-E800, Z140, Z300, Z500 Sharp: 802, 902, TQ GX10, TQ GX15, TQ GX20, TQ GX25i SonyEricsson: K300, K500i, K700i, S700i, T610, T630, Z600

    The games may also work on: Sharp: TQ GX10i, TQ GX30i SonyEricsson: D750i, W550i, W550c, W600i, W800, K600 , K600 , K608i, K750i, K750c, V600i, Z800i

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  • What do I get and what will it cost?

  • You will get 3 minigames that may be kept to play on your mobile phone indefinitely. The games are free to play but your operator may charge a data rate for the initial download. Please see your mobile network terms and conditions for charges and other applicable terms.

    Initial Start-up costs:

    1) Via shortcode: [for how to download click here]
    a) The initial cost of sending a text message to Spooks: Mobile is approximately 12-15p. This may vary depending on your tariff. You only need to send 1 text message for the entire Spooks: Mobile gaming experience but you will then need to download 3 games files. These are:

    1) The first minigame [phone trace]
    2) The second minigame [crack locks]
    3) The third minigame [bug]


    Your operator may charge a data rate for the initial download. Please see your mobile network terms and conditions for charges and other applicable terms.

    Please read the full Terms and Conditions before downloading the Spooks: Mobile minigames.


    Costs incurred during gameplay:

    1) The 3 minigames are free to play indefinitely and involve no online costings during gameplay.

    Click here for costing information for those who played the MS4 game [discontinued as of end April 2006] »

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  • How big are the files I need to download?

  • a) Each of the 3 games files is between 40 and 100K (depending on your phone model).

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  • What is the MS4 game and why isn't it working now?

  • The MS4 game was an interactive spy mission game, played alongside the three minigames. You could train with Spooks characters, acquire spy equipment in the Grid and then get out in the field to complete a mission. It used real locations around the UK on the game's mobile map, and you had to track down the suspect in order to successfully complete the mission.

  • MS4 discontinued at the end of April 2006 and is therefore no longer supported, however it may still show on your mobile phone if you previously downloaded and played it. You may want to now delete it from your phone. The 3 minigames continue to exist and can be played completely independently of MS4 and free of charge.


  • MS4 costs highlighted from October 2005 - April 2006: The MS4 game which involved online gameplay [discontinued as of end of April 2006] may have incurred Network Operator costs. Please see your mobile network terms and conditions for charges and other applicable terms. While most Networks charge for GPRS by the amount of data transferred some Pay-As-You-Go tariffs may differ in charging policy. We advised all users and especially Pay-As-You-Go users to check their Network costs before connecting.

    The following cost predictions are based on an average of Network data transfer charging: It is estimated that MS4 game will have cost approximately £1.50 - £1.90 for the whole gaming experience. Full Terms and Conditions »



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  • Where can I gets tips on how to play the games?

  • You can find instructions in the mobile game itself, in the Help menu on the introduction page of each minigame.

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  • Where can I report a problem or query or give feedback about the game?

  • a) Having problems with the game or like to like to comment on it? Our three most frequent queries are covered below. Please check that either of these don't apply to you:

  • Not receiving the download at all/not downloading correctly?

  • Please ensure that your phone is compatible with the game. If you're model is not listed here, then we're afraid the game is unlikely to work on your particular handset.

  • Is my phone compatible with the Spooks: Mobile games? My handset is similar to a handset listed as compatible - why won't it work?

  • Please click here to check if your phone is compatible. Your handset model is similar to one listed? We can't guarantee that the game will work on any handset not listed above as being compatible.

    Problem not covered above? Then click here to email us. For technical queries or problems please let us know when specifying the problem you are encountering:

    1) the make and model of your mobile phone
    2) the network you are with
    We will aim to reply to you as soon as possible.

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