October 5th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Xilinhot, China
Device(s): Oppo Find 7a, Samsung Galaxy Win Duos(spare), Lenovo P700i(retired), KIRF Galaxy Note(deceased)
Carrier: China Mobile
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Presumably the person who had the phone stolen would report it to the carrier and police. Then the carrier should blacklist the IMEI, rendering it useless as a phone. Even if the thief or fence manages to wipe it and insert a new SIM, it still wouldn't work.
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