Lost/Stolen DesireSupport


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  1. Eugene's Mac

    Eugene's Mac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My friend just lost his Desire at an airport. The pattern lock is active, but that does nothing but protect the data on the phone - Not SD. The first thing they would do is to switch the phone off and replace the sim.

    Now here is my question : Is there an app that will send an sms to a preallocated number if the phone is booted up with a different sim? I know some Samsung phones can do this. But having an app that requires your own sim to be able to find it if stolen is quite pointless.
     

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  2. madnlooney

    madnlooney Well-Known Member

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    wave secure or lookout would both tell you location of phone, remote lock the phone and also tell you if the sim is changed
     
  3. Eugene's Mac

    Eugene's Mac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks. I found a few apps out there. Now it would be awesome if it could automatically activate my GPS as well, since I don't keep it on the whole time.
     
  4. nx1977

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    Wave secure can, and you can remotely wipe phone and men card
     
  5. Eugene's Mac

    Eugene's Mac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks. Just gave it a try. It cannot switch on your GPS, but does get a reasonable GSM Tower triangulation of your location based on the sms it sends from your phone. I would say this is pretty cool.
     
  6. 1981

    1981 Well-Known Member

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    have been using 'lookout'. its ok. locates ur mobile using gps or something. remote alarm n all. dont know how much all these works in time of need
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    People have told me this before, but it does not. It will use mast triangulation.

    I now keep my gps on all the time. Its not really draining much battery if it's not actively seeking a position.
     
  8. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it does if you send the remote code from a text or the website
     
  9. desperate

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    lost my desire ...I have now black listed it...How can I find it.
     
  10. hainman

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    first thing i do if i lose my handset is contact network provider and give them imie number so as to block phone and render it useless,nowhere will unblock the phone as its highly illegal.still a pain in the tonsills when you lose it but at least its of no use to the theiving git who pinched it...
     
  11. heat57

    heat57 Well-Known Member

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    Look at Theftaware. Although it cost something just shy of
     
  12. dmunky666

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    I have had my desire stolen last night out, I have contacted my network and they have put a ban on the IMEI

    Can someone tell me what that prevents the person who as my phone from seeing? Will they still get onto the homescreen/messages/contacts?

    Im stupid and should have put Lookout or Wave Secure on

    Just looking for some advise really

    Cheers
     
  13. Kibbster

    Kibbster Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have thought your average phone thief (scum of the earth that they are) would be interested in your texts, emails or apps.
    That's the way I see it anyway.
    Chances are your phone will be factory reset and have a payg sim then sold to some random in a pub for
     
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Not sure I agree. I think we have a new breed of scum now.

    For example,, when I was burgled they stole my usb stick out of my desktop
     
  15. dmunky666

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    They will rob anything for drugs money etc. Basically all i want to know what happens to the phone when the IMEI is blocked
     
  16. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Blocking the imei prevents the phone from connecting to a network. It essentially stops it being a phone.
     
  17. drafunt

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    Been using Lookout for awhile. I can confirm that it turns on your GPS automatically and locates it very well.
     

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