Stolen Mobiles Phone

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    What to do when your cell phone gets lost or stolen . . .

    This is something worth knowing if you have a mobile phone . . . Have you
    ever wondered why phone companies don't seem interested in trying to prevent
    the theft of mobile phones? If you have ever lost or had one stolen, and if
    you are on a plan, you still have to pay the plan approximately up to 24
    months, and you have to buy another handset and enter into another contract.
    This is more revenue for the phone company.

    [This is the good part.] There is a simple way of making lost or stolen
    mobiles useless to thieves and the phone companies know about it, but keep
    it quiet.

    To check your mobile phone's serial number, key in the following on your
    phone: star-hash-zero-six-hash (* # 0 6 #) and a fifteen digit code will
    appear on the screen. This is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep
    it safe.

    Should your mobile phone get stolen, you can call your service provider and
    give them this code. They will then be able to block any use of your
    handset, so even if the thief changes the sim (or simm) card, your phone
    will still be totally useless.

    You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you'll know that
    whoever stole it can't use or sell it either. Isn't that cool?

    If everybody did this, there would be no point in stealing mobile phones.
    mobilesANOTHER GOODIE:

    No charge Directory Assistance. Phone companies are charging us $1.00 or
    more for 411 - information calls when they don't have to. When you need to
    use the 411/information option, simply dial: 1-800-FREE-411 or
    1-800-373-3411 without incurring a charge.

    This seemed like information people don't mind receiving -. I am told it
    works on home phones and cell phones alike.



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  2. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Another good post Ace, but that little code didn't work on my handset.
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks for posting this Ace.A couple days ago,my cousin's cell # showed up on my phone.I answered, assuming it was him and a guy on the other end asked if i was John.I said yes,wondering who,what's going on and he said he found the phone at a local movie theater.I told him whose phone it was and called my cuz at home and told him about it.My cuz didn't even realize it was gone.He went and met the guy at wally world and got his phone back.It was a good thing that this kind of person found it.Goes to show there are still some good people out there.
     
  4. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Thanks for the posts Ace but it didn't work on mine either. It must be unique to certain companies.
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Ace, I have heard that before. It does not work with Nextels, you can just change the sim card. But, most of them do have GPS on em and can be tracked. :wink:
     
  6. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    thanks im gonna keep that in mind in case anybody thinks mine looks good for the takin
     
  7. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Ace, thanks for the great information!!
     
  8. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser Member

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    good information too bad i dont have a mobile phone :sad2: lol. o well.