How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

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How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

Post  baglan-jack on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:54 am

This is indeed totally off topic,

I am devloping software to render mobile phones useless after it has been stolen.

But the best ideas always come from the people who use them or have had one stolen before.

The question is simple, how would you make a mobile worthless to a theif?

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Re: How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

Post  brecon_jack on Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:34 am

Maybe you could be required to enter a password before every charge. If you can't charge the phone then it's useless
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Re: How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

Post  MrSafe on Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:09 pm

Making the phone only work with a certain sim card.

For exmaple when people still phones they take out the sim card straight away as people report it stolen.

Once the theif has put his sim card in, the phone would lock and become worthless.

Hope this helped thumbs up
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Re: How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

Post  Dorristhejack on Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:14 am

MrSafe wrote:Making the phone only work with a certain sim card.

For exmaple when people still phones they take out the sim card straight away as people report it stolen.

Once the theif has put his sim card in, the phone would lock and become worthless.

Hope this helped thumbs up

But what about if one of your mates batteries is dead and they need to put their sim in your phone to ring someone.

HOW ABOUT THAT THEN LOL BOY? finger
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Re: How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

Post  DBSwansea on Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:48 am

You could get massive, no-ones ever tried stealing my phone.

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Re: How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

Post  MrSafe on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:49 pm

Dorristhejack wrote:
MrSafe wrote:Making the phone only work with a certain sim card.

For exmaple when people still phones they take out the sim card straight away as people report it stolen.

Once the theif has put his sim card in, the phone would lock and become worthless.

Hope this helped thumbs up

But what about if one of your mates batteries is dead and they need to put their sim in your phone to ring someone.

HOW ABOUT THAT THEN LOL BOY? finger
Do you really want me to LOL you to death ? rofl
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Re: How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

Post  Cooper9 on Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:15 am

Dont want to sound annoying or daft or anything, but isn't this already possible with the IMEI number?

wikipedia:

When mobile equipment is stolen or lost, the operator or owner will typically contact the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR), which blacklists the device in all operator switches so that it will, in effect, become unusable, making theft of mobile equipment a useless business.

The IMEI number is not supposed to be easy to change, making the CEIR blacklisting effective. However, this is not always the case: a phone's IMEI may be easy to change with special tools and some operators may even flatly ignore the CEIR blacklist.

BTW to get your IMEI number, its usually under the cover of your phone, or just dial *#06# thumbs up
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Re: How would you stop a mobile phone from being stolen?

Post  Evanski on Thu May 07, 2009 8:05 pm

Simple, cover it with Cardiff City badges - who the feck would want to associate themselves with a bunch of born losers? thumbs up Course no-one would want to buy it from the thief either making it pointless to nick it in the first place. cool
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