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    Question Imei number Tracking?

    My first N95 was stolen after two weeks, , is there a way for me to trace a phone on a IMEI number, N95 is expensive and would like to get it back, I did bought myself a new N95 but still want my stolen one back

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    Afraid tracking by IMEI is not possible. The only thing you can do, is to report it stolen, and get the IMEI blocked.

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    thanks, its a shame, i did called my service provider and had it blocked

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    Sadly its probably in the hands of some muppet who bought it down the market, or fomr his mate at the pub.
    I do not give instructions on how to bypass satnav copy protection. So please do not ask via forum or PM.

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    hmm. isn't there a way of tracking it with the built-in GPS?

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    Nope, a common misconception. GPS helps the device itself locate where it is. GPS devices recieve signal, not broadcast it.
    I do not give instructions on how to bypass satnav copy protection. So please do not ask via forum or PM.

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    oh. ok. then isn't there a way tracking it when it uses W/Lan..?

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    Nope. 'Friad not.
    I do not give instructions on how to bypass satnav copy protection. So please do not ask via forum or PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardinio View Post
    oh. ok. then isn't there a way tracking it when it uses W/Lan..?
    No, there is a way of tracking it when it's on the network, however you would need:

    a) the phone to be working properly, i.e. not blocked and

    b) to be a police or similar agency which can request such information from the network.
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    I saw a neat app a few weeks ago that sends an SMS to a number of your choice when another SIMcard is inserted,which is what thieves usually do right away,and then blocks the phone entirely,so "the thief" is screwed basically,but for the life of me,I can't remember where I saw it,I think it was the offiicial Nokia app page.

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    that would be handy..

    it would be even handier if there was such a way for the phone to give the thieving swines an electric shock, or just blow up whilst in their pockets, effectively hitting them in the nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93tid View Post
    No, there is a way of tracking it when it's on the network, however you would need:

    a) the phone to be working properly, i.e. not blocked and

    b) to be a police or similar agency which can request such information from the network.
    I didnt mention that due to simplicitys sake. While thats possible, its never done for phone thefts because presumably its too costly.

    Be nice if they started doing it though.
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    my boss has lost his Scirocco a few months ago,the cops found it--unbelievable,isn't it?!--they actually found it via some code inside the phone,and you know who had it?????


    An adorable older couple who were behind him in the supermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnjuss View Post
    my boss has lost his Scirocco a few months ago,the cops found it--unbelievable,isn't it?!--they actually found it via some code inside the phone,and you know who had it?????


    An adorable older couple who were behind him in the supermarket.
    They probably gave the IMEI to operators, and if its on contract they log it, and who its with, so enabling them to return the phone.

    Thats just a guess, but the most probable explanation.
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    Yeah,now that I remember,it was the IMEIIIII-what you said-thingy.But a fortunate turn of events nevertheless.The only case in which I actually whitnessed the stolen thing being returned.I thought that happened only in movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnjuss View Post
    I saw a neat app a few weeks ago that sends an SMS to a number of your choice when another SIMcard is inserted,which is what thieves usually do right away,and then blocks the phone entirely,so "the thief" is screwed basically,but for the life of me,I can't remember where I saw it,I think it was the offiicial Nokia app page.
    Kaspersky does that. + u can block it by sending SMS

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    google phone guardian or advanced device locks pro is what i use, u can delete your phone contacts etc via a sms to your phone if its lost or stolen. I got it from www.mobihand.com

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    my n81 is lost about 6 months can i know what number now they are using and my imei: *deleted*
    Last edited by Bartmanekul; 09-29-2009 at 12:40 PM. Reason: IMEI number deleted.

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    1 - don't post in old threads.

    2 - the answer to your question is no. face up to the fact that your phone is gone forever (didn't you get another one to replace it?).

    3 - don't post your IMEI on the web (although that hardly matters in this case).

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    my nokia N 70 imei no. is REMOVED was lost .
    Last edited by Micky; 11-25-2009 at 04:59 AM. Reason: imei removed

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    my mobile is theft in my street. I know the my imei number please search the my phone

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    you cannot track your IMEI. we cannot track your IMEI. it is not possible.

    contact the police and tell them that your phone has been stolen.

    contact your telephone company and tell them that your phone has been stolen.
    "it's not rocket surgery".

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    The cost of a phone is 100, the cost of the police or some detective company tracking/hunting and finding your phone would run into thousands. Every day thousands of phones go missing/get stolen/lost etc.

    The cost to these organisations would be astronomical, Do you really think the police/detectives have nothing better to do? lol

    Its just like damage to your car, if your car gets stolen, burnt out, smashed, broken into etc the police dont care, thier response is "its an insurance issue" and i can agree with them, Just write off your loss and get it replaced.

    I was thinking about mobile security the other day and the best thing you can really do is put a pin lock on your phone. So everytime its turned off, you need to enter the pin to use it. To my knowledge theres no way around this. Im always swapping my sim cards so you have to think, any sort of phone blocking software or sending out an electric shock would screw ME up lol

    To the user a phone is your life, it holds your photos, music, contacts, texts, internet passwords etc. To a phone company its a peice of plastic and you should have insurance.

    If you report a fone stolen, all the service provider will do is block your phone and cancel the sim. The phone is lost

    forever.

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    i have lost my phone and my IMEa no is - 352708043828955..nokia 5030. i ant to find where my mobile is

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    Quote Originally Posted by baulakh View Post
    i have lost my phone and my IMEa no is - 352708043828955..nokia 5030. i ant to find where my mobile is
    contact the police and tell them that your phone has been stolen.

    contact your telephone company and tell them that your phone has been stolen.
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    Sir, my nokia handset has stole but my handset imei number i noted so. can i know? where my mobile use.help me please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saqib1 View Post
    Sir, my nokia handset has stole but my handset imei number i noted so. can i know? where my mobile use.help me please
    Please read the thread before posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Genius View Post
    you cannot track your IMEI. we cannot track your IMEI. it is not possible.

    contact the police and tell them that your phone has been stolen.

    contact your telephone company and tell them that your phone has been stolen.
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    Hi,

    I have lost my Nokia N73.
    Please block this IMEI no.

    Regards

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    Last edited by 93tid; 05-31-2011 at 09:53 AM. Reason: Removed IMEI number

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandipc_1974 View Post
    Hi,

    I have lost my Nokia N73.
    Please block this IMIE no.

    Regards

    Sandip Chakraborty
    I'm afraid you have got us confused with your network. You should tell them about your losing your phone, we can do absolutely nothing about it here except express our sympathy for your loss.
    Last edited by 93tid; 05-31-2011 at 09:52 AM. Reason: Removed IMEI number.
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    I found your IMEI and phone

    Quote Originally Posted by sandipc_1974 View Post
    Hi,

    I have lost my Nokia N73.
    Please block this IMEI no.

    Regards

    Sandip Chakraborty
    Model Name: N 73
    Brand Name: NOKIA
    Software Version: N/A
    Device Type: Hand Held
    Band Details: GSM 900,GSM 1800
    Can be bought? No theft report
    Last edited by Bartmanekul; 05-31-2011 at 03:56 PM. Reason: Deleted link

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    What exactly is the point of your post ?
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    Time to close this thread?

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    Looks like it.
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