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Phone Stolen....ugh!

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by PeteyPete, Jan 20, 2010.

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    My droid was stolen, and unfortunately, I didn't have the foresight to have a number lock on the phone. I installed "Where's my Droid", and also "Google Latitude" had a fun time tracking my phone through Manhattan, and also through Brooklyn until the thief eventually realized I had been tracking it and shut it off.

    Now the question is....what should I do?

    I called Verizon, reported the phone stolen, and had the service shut off. I also changed the passwords to Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Ebay, and a few other sites.

    There are no incriminating pictures on the phone, mostly my son and wife, but also a few pictures of high ticket items in my house. I'm concerned b/c anyone who would go through the trouble to steal a phone worth a few hundred bucks, probably wouldn't have much problem robbing a house. I was told by Verizon that there is no way to remotely wipe it through them (perhaps some 3rd party software).

    Is there anything else I should do? Something I'm overlooking? This BLOWS!
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    Did you have wave Secure or Mobile Defense installed? I am guessing no...

    Insurance?
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    Thieves suck man.

    I had my IPOD touch, jailbroken and everything, stolen from the eliptical trainer today when I was at the gym. I was 20 feet away from the machine and my back was turned for less than 30 seconds - I was getting a drink of water. No one in sight, reported to the front desk - but nothing will happen.

    Do you have insurance?
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    Already filed my insurance claim, but of the 30 or so apps I installed, I didn't have either Wave Secure or Mobile Defense on there....which blows!

    I'm actually quite surprised that someone would still steal a cell phone. They practically give them away, are a hassle to turn on once reported stolen, and it's just so scummy. I've found lost cell phones and it never crossed my mind to keep/sell it.
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    Sucks having your phone stolen, but I wouldnt worry about your house. I think its a huge step from grabbing a phone to actually breaking into someones home.
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    Sorry to hear man! this is why I installed Mobile Defense on mine. I would be like that cat from Taken. I will track you, I will find you and I will pinch your scrot in the slide out keyboard. Claim it on insurance and get back to Droiding.
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    LMAO....quite a visual!
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    Sorry to hear your DROID got jacked... You'll get another one though so there is atleast a bright side to this. As for your house, I really wouldn't worry about. But you could be protective like me and install a few cameras, window/ door alarms, a multiplexer, digital controller, lcd monitor, a DVR, and most importantly, a gun. Nuff said, haha.




    Wagner :motdroidvert:
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    I see stolen or "bad ESN" phones on Ebay and Craigs list all the time. Aparently there is a use for these even stolen. Better luck with the replacement.
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    Man, I'm sorry to hear your phone got stolen. God, its so scummy stealing a phone. You can't get much monetary value out of it, but it is a huge pain for the owner.

    I'm curious though, how did the thief realize you where tracking him? If they can turn off the phone to render it untrackable, I would think mobile defense would not be very helpful.
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    sad to hear that some low life done jacked your phone, I just installed mobile defense after seeing people on this thread recommended it. hope u track that low life down and give him his just due.
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    sorry to hear about your phone. call verizon immediately so they can put a block on your phone from being used by someone else.
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    where is backnblack.. oh there he is! see his sig. house problem solved.
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    Sorry about your phone dude!
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    hey bill, get back in the 1,111 thread!
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    Thanks for the advise guys. Actually, the "Guns" issue is partly what I'm concerned with.

    I have pictures on my droid that I took of my budding military style collection, which would fetch a pretty penny here in NY/NJ. Anyone with less than noble intentions and my phone has my address, work schedule, work address, considerable personal info...and also some pics of black and russian rifles, and also where they are located in the house (although secured).

    Thats partly my quandary....lesson learned though, Mobile defense and some phone blocker is going on my replacement ASAP.
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    I've been bad, and have not had wave secure or mobile defense on my phone.:icon_eek:
    Time to install one :)
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    i just installed wavesecure it is pretty nifty i wanted my phone to do that and now it DOES
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    It would be nice if you could puncture the battery remotely, imagine the fun.
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    ... went with Mobile Defense.
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