G'day all. I recently had my brand new HTC Sensation swiped off my desk in my office and escaped with before I noticed. I went straight to the HTC Sense website to use the tracking feature to find it, but alas it didn't work (I had previously set it up and used it and it worked) so I went to another phone and used google latitude to find me and that also wasn't working. The phone was still on and active when I tried locating it, I know this for sure because I called it to see if I could hear it ring, hoping I had merely misplaced it, and it rang, and later it called my brother, one ring then cancelled. I assumed this was because the idiot thieves were playing with it and accidentally called then cancelled. So it was clearly still operational. What I want to know is have I been spoiled by 24 and James Bond films and led into thinking that phones, and in particular smartphones with GPS inbuilt, especially those set up to relay their location to others, and websites, should be easy to track? Am I being unreasonable when speaking to HTC and I express my disappointment that they can't help, and their software/hardware didn't live up to my assumptions of tracking? Does anyone else think that if their phone is stolen they can use things to track it, or have I been a naive fool who is now learning a harsh lesson about the limitations of modern technology? Has anyone had, or heard of, any success in recovering a stolen phone using that software or is it a pipe dream? I would be most displeased to learn if stealing, and getting away with, a modern hi-tech smartphone was as simple as turning it off (which isn't even what they did, but still...) So I just wanted to know what everyone else thought about tracking, so I might learn for the future. Thanks all.