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Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by lynx, Apr 19, 2003.

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  1. lynx

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    If you have lost your mobile, have a look here http://www.immobilise.com/how_does_it_work_iframe.html .Though be aware this only works if the IMEI has not been changed and most handset IMEI can be altered quite easily.
    http://www.immobilise.co.uk

    Provider contacts to block a handset or find out if an IMEI is blocked , ( tip of the day-- Orange are central to this so a call to Orange should quickly be passed to all providers even if you are not with them ;) ).

    Orange
    Pay as you go: 07973 100451
    Contract: 07973 100150

    Vodafone
    Pay as you go: 08700776655
    Contract: 07836 191191

    O2
    Pay as you go: 08705 678678
    Contract: 08705 214000

    T-Mobile
    0845 4125000

    Virgin
    0845 6000789

    Due to the possibility of fraud the AV Forums will not allow discussion on how to unlock locked or blocked mobile phones.

    If you find a mobile phone our advice is to hand it in to your local police station.

    If you have a problem with your own locked phone please speak to your service provider.
     
  2. kevb

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    Nice One Lynx.:smashin: I think this should be a Sticky
     
  3. rct

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    Orange can also be reached for free on 150 from an Orange handset or 0800 80 10 80 from a landline ;)
     
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    damn, wish i;d known about this a few months back. some SOB broke in and stole my mobile from beside my bed. while I was sleeping :( scary!!
     
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    I just found a Mobile Phone behind my house in a field.

    It's a Nokia 6100, and its IMEI numbers already been locked. What should I do with it? Take it to polics station?

    Even if the original Owners get it back won't it be useless to them, or can they have the phone "unblocked" so to speak?

    Cheers
     
  6. lynx

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    Take it to your local police office so the phone can be reunited with it's owner. The phone can be unblocked however that is illegal for a non authorised person to do.
     
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    Cheers :)
     
  8. Malky1903

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    I'm with BT Mobile but they're not on your list, so...........
    Lost or stolen, call 0800 0322 111.

    Had a quick look on the '3' website and found only this number 08707 330 333
     
  9. Blu Ray

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    I thought BT mobile was O2?
     
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    Nope - BT Cellnet became O2, then BT sold it off to pay it's debts & formed BT Mobile which actually uses the Vodafone network.
     
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    You'd have to be desperate to steal a 3 Handset. Trust me, I have 2 of the bloody things!
     
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    Hey guys,

    found this during my web trawlings. May interest you lot as it seems like a brillant idea.

    think i am going to order and see how it works.

    www.wantitbak.com - they reckon you have an 80% chance of getting your lost item back.

    we shall see
     
  13. ndenbow

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    This is all very good, but how can I find out if the mobile I bought off ebay a few months back has recently been reported stolen? It's stopped working and will only allow SMS messages. No voice in or out. I can't figure out if the phone is faulty or reported stolen.
     
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    Mobiledit software provides a similar service at myphonesafe.com
    I tprotects your phones besides many other useful functions to manage your phone content.
     
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    im quite confused as to what is available with a stolen phone, yes u can block it, but say they put a new sim in it, i presume it still gets blocked. also can the police actually trace the phone, even with a new sim in it? im not sure whether mine has been nicked or not, cant seem to find it!
    cheers
     
  17. lightbulb

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    AFAIK, if a phone is stolen/lost and still in the UK, the operator will bar/block its IMEI once notified. The SIM can be switched, this will work until the remaining networks are sent a notice of the lost/stolen phone and bar it accordingly from their network.

    What tends to happen with stolen phones is that their IMEIs are changed (which is illegal) or they are sent abroad where there is no network bar on them. :(
     
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    Remember that if you insure your phone your insurer will cover it less and excess www.toptenmobile.co.uk had great deals with free insurance thrown in.
     
  19. mattdez

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    so you can stop people using the handset but u cant physically get it back with the police? oh and what does AFAIK mean?
     
  20. lightbulb

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    AFAIK = as far as I know :)

    If the phone was reported as lost or stolen with the police and it is recovered, they know who to contact. Chances of this happening are very slim lol :(
     
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    Due to the possibility of fraud the AV Forums will not allow discussion on how to unlock locked or blocked mobile phones.

    If you find a mobile phone our advice is to hand it in to your local police station.

    If you have a problem with your own locked phone please speak to your service provider.
     
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