stolen phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kshrader1928, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. kshrader1928

    kshrader1928 New Member
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    my phone was stolen in ecuador and I have changed my google password. does this make the phone unusable because it is google based?
     

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  2. trav473

    trav473 Well-Known Member
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    call verizon and report it, they will blacklist the ESN
     
  3. SinfulDragon

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    Post like these make me happy to have Lookout installed on my phone!
    Sorry for your loss and I hope you are able to get it straightened out. As said, call VZW and have it blacklisted, see if they have any way to wipe the data remotely while you're on the line with them
     
  4. SNeitzel

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    No, with a factory reset/data wipe someone else can use their google info to login.

    +1 to this

    Can a blacklisted phone still be used un-activated on wifi etc?
     
  5. shadowdude777

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    Of course, Verizon's just blacklisting it from their network. There's nothing you can do to prevent it from being used with Wi-Fi and even GPS.
     
  6. The_Chief

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    Me too! Lookout Premium has remote Lock AND Wipe, which can slick the SD card if absolutely necessary. Highly recommended.

    Sorry for the loss of your beloved Droid, I hope it all works out.
     
  7. SNeitzel

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    I wasn't sure if the initial login to google required some sort of communication through VZ.
     

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