How Can a Stolen Mobile Be Tracked

Imagine a finless fish, a furless polar bear, a tusk less elephant, indeed our world without water. Impossible right! In the same way the electronic revolution warranted present day civilization improbable without the living of mobile handsets. Think of a day without your mobile just…your manager cannot reach you; you fail to reach out client in time while you are on the move; you cannot decide on what to and not to buy with a fickle minded wife at home; in fact your business will undoubtedly be stranded! This is the full case when mobile burglar shoplifts our mobile phones. Incorporating tragedy to this, they consume the available balance and can actually misuse our mobile phones.

In that case, how can we track our mobiles? Whom to contact? What are the methods to end up being undertaken? The key here is the IMEI amount. IMEI (pronounced as aI’mi) stands for International Mobile Products Identity, is a special identification number which is used to identify the handset in case of Global System for Mobile, Wideband Code Division Multiple Accessibility and satellite telephone. It can be found inside the battery slot of the phone. The same number may also be retrieved by typing *#06#. In case of theft, the user can lock the phone and discontinue the services by contacting the service provider with the IMEI and his credentials. This prevents the user from using it irrespective of the SIM card inserted. Hence the user has to properly keep this amount recorded. One more utility of the IMEI amount is that we can validate the originality and the place where the mobile was manufactured.

The section of Police have taken effective steps in improving on the same over the years to prevent mobile handset theft. Earlier, the victim has to reach out to the nearest police stations and file a First Information Record with the details of the cell phone lost. The same will end up being used for all subsequent actions like claiming insurance policy, etcetera. However, the procedure is made simpler by simply shooting an email to cop at vsnl. net with details of the owner and the cell phone of going personally to the police station instead.

Understanding the pain of customers, mobile manufacturers have spent lots of effort and money in the Research and Development associated with tracking mobiles. Phone Guardian is one such mobile safety anti-thief software intelligent phones included by a leading mobile manufacturer structured out of Finland. By sending a lock SMS to the supplier, the phone is secured and auto locked preventing the miscreant for using it remotely. Once we have found the locked telephone, the user can unlock by another SMS from the alternate amount. Not stopping with this, this new safety software aids to track and punish the culprit by a loud siren. If the wrongdoer tries to exploit with his/ her sim card, all vital information like service provider, manufacturer, model, connected tower are immediately routed to the alter amount configured in the form of a Short Message Services. With that message, the address and the culprit can be brought to justice hence. This feature runs on all intelligent phones which have Symbian 9.1 Series 60 3rd Edition Operating System. Also get more information related to this topic, visit – and cop lost mobile.

The limitation we have here is that electronic geeks are skilled good enough to re-programme the IMEI number and re-use the phone. It is estimated that 10% of IMEI figures are not unique. Several countries have included such acts like transforming the IMEI of a telephone, or possessing products that can change it as criminal offence. Another disadvantage is usually that the mobile is usually scrapped off and parts are used in other mobile phones.


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