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Mobile Recovery Service launched by Verizon

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Ack, Sep 16, 2010.

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    Starting today Verizon has just launched it’s new Mobile Recovery service for smartphones. The service provides such features as: locate phone using GPS, sound alarms, file a claim, remote lock, and remote wipe. The service is free for TEC (Total Equipment Coverage) subscribers and will work on Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and webOS devices. TEC subscribers can go to www.mymobilerecovery.com to download the mobile recovery application or text “getmr” to 6967 for instructions on how to download the application. Still no word yet on if non-TEC customers can apply for the Mobile Recovery service.
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    just downloaded it but my device isnt recognized (rooted 2.2 droid x) i'm guessing since i have 2.2 it doesnt recognize the phone
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    If they really want to make this a compelling product, they'd have it wipe all data and the SD, not just contacts.
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    Or call you and tell you exactly where it's at. Wait a second, that won't work. The phone is gone! :facepalm:
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    Won't work on my current BB, even though it says it is supported. So, I wonder how it would work on my future droid?
    Beside, my next contract will be for one-year, so the asurion extended warranty will not be necessary; therefore, I can't get the app since you need FULL coverage (insurance and ext. warranty).
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    It all seems to work on my Incredible. Stock 2.2
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    How do you know if you have TEC?? Maybe if you have to ask...you don't have it?
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    So does anyone know which app in Market now is best for doing a remote wipe at this point? I don't use exchange so the 2.2 wipe capability does not work for me.
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    can someone get the apk and post it please...i currently have text messaging blocked =[...
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    I know WaveSecure does.
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    Thanks. I'm also under the impression that verizon can remotely wipe your phone if you lose it. Does anyone know if that is true?
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    lol only way to find out is to talk to the big guys from mymobilerecovery or verizon...but umm i was wondering if this adds any extra charges on top of the TEC charge from verizon...cuz i was reading some of the terms and read something about charges
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    I downloaded from txt. It works. MR uses Bing maps, but it found me spot on
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    ok can someon clarify things for me since VERIZON REP couldnt...i called and asked if i had TEC because its listed as a service on my bill...but he said i only had the asurion wireless phone protection...but like i said on my bill its listed as Total Equipment Coverage - Advanced Devices
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    Just set this up on my D2 works great no problems at all. Only thing is if your phone is lost or stolen you need access to a computer to activate all the features.I don't think I'd be chasing a thief trying to get my phone back LOL.I did some tests and the GPS locate is very accurate and the phone lock works great.:)
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    use this to spy on spouse?
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    Doesnt this sound weird that vzw is offering this just days after the warning issued about the problems with adobe flash and how some devices could crash. Not trying to have a conspiracy theory but it does seem a bit of a coincidence?
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    Even if the system crashes, doesn't google have everything backed up as well? Like app and contacts ect....
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    I wonder how thorough they tested the contact wipe feature.

    Contacts are tied to your gmail account. And when you delete a contact on your phone, it syncs with your gmail account, and is gone from there as well. Hopefully they just nuke the gmail account that your phone was setup with, then remove the contacts...
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    Has anyone tried the locate function? I installed it on both my son's and my Droids. For both of them, it puts the phone at locations that are not even close to where they actually are. I'm sitting here looking at mine, and it tells me it's well over a mile away. The accuracy circle for mine says 3166 meters and my son's is 2503 meters. :icon_eek: Google maps works fine on both phones, and is very accurate. I was hoping to be able to use this if he lost his phone (kids do this too often), but guess an accuracy of 1.5 - 2 miles isn't going to help much.
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