January 19th, 2011, 10:25 PM
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How can I tell if my phone is being used?
I lost my phone about a month ago. I monitored the call/data/message usage via VZW's online account manager. The phone was disabled two weeks after it was lost. There is no way I can re-enable it so I cannot call/text message it or see possible usage.
This is my question for you:
Is there any way I can monitor usage through the android/google system on the phone? No e-mails or apps have been sent/purchased since I lost it. And my contact book hasn't changed (I don't think I enabled auto-sync for contacts). If someone has my phone, they have either reset it and associated it with their own google account or they aren't doing anything with it. They could have purchased apps through my google account, but they haven't.
Either my phone is in the most unexpected place (I have spent ~10 hours in total searching and trying to track usage/ID of person).
The only other thing I can think of to check is changes in the apps on the phone, which is connected to my google account (I still have control over that).
As far as I know, there is no way for me to access information on which apps are associated with my google account.
If someone has my phone, they could have done a lot more with it. But it seems as though there is no trace of its usage. I offered a monetary reward of $300 via a text message and did everything in my power to get a response, but to no avail.
Is my phone in deep hiding (I have spent hours methodically searching) or is it in the possession of someone else?
Any comments/advice are appreciated.
Last edited by crazysoccerman14; January 19th, 2011 at 10:33 PM.