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  1. AndroidFantic

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    Okay so recently I have been a victim of theft. Someone has stolen my phone which has Incredibly high secure passwords to several accounts. I urge all of you to install the Following apps on to you Phones. Especially people that have GSM Android Phones.

    Wheres my Droid: Easy application that lets you send a txt to your phone to locate it.(Works only if phone account is still active and phone is on. And yes you have to keep location on)

    Here is a link to the next app showing you how to use it along with a Qr link.

    How to remotely lock, wipe, and locate Android phones with WaveSecure | Google Android Blog

    Hope this does not happen to you all and if it does then be safe and choose to download the programs above and use them
     

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    ouch!
    i have where's my droid and wavesecure on my phone, paying for wavesecure is definatly worth it,

    why do you specify in your thread ' especially people that have gsm phones'
     
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    Hi AndroidFantic,
    Thanks for the recommendation. In addition to controlling your phone remotely via the web, WaveSecure lets you do that using another mobile phone.

    Check out this blog post for more details.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
    www.wavesecure.com
     
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    Mobile Defense is a really good app for this as well and its free.
     
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    I guess because someone can just stick another SIM in it where as with CDMA phones they can be locked by the carrier.
     
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    A GSM can also be locked by the carrier (the set can be refused based on the IMEI number).
     
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    Wavesecure doesn't work on my moment, I emailed them about it, they eventually replied only asking where I got my version of wavesecure from. I sent back that I got it on the market, that's a month ago and they haven't replied back again.
     
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    A carrier cannot lock a GSM phone, they can blacklist an IMEI number but that doesn't stop the thief from using another carrier.
     
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    IMEI blocking on a GSM phone does block cross carrier within the UK, and I believe that there may be some agreements in place across Europe.

    EDIT*** Central Equipment Register - operated in UK by Met police

    I was unfortunate enough to buy my first Android phone (G1) from a eBay seller. It was mysteriously blocked (having been reported as stolen) after about 50 days (outside Paypal's 40 day window, and after I'd given positive feedback). This block was effective on T-Mobile, O2 and Orange (the 3 I tested with).

    Took me 6 months of applying serious legal, financial and police pressure to get my money back... then I bought a Magic :D (from a store).
     

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