Remote wipe?

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  1. holmes

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    Wasn't Froyo going to support a "Remote Wipe" feature?
    If it does, how would one activate such a drastic measure if by chance their phone was lost/ stolen?
     
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    id look into wave secure for that..
     
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    i *think* what the op is referring to was actually touted as a new 2.2 feature in the verizon brochure... and it appears it's meant for exchange/corporate accounts only, not a fully integrated feature of the OS (like wavesecure, for example) - i was looking forward to this as well...

    the mobile recovery service is for TEC subscribers only at this point... though that does cover a lot of users! :)
     
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    Didn't notice Verizons latest announcement or the ongoing thread you linked to so thanx.
    I am interested in something like the "WaveSecure" app... anyone know the monthly or real cost of that full feature app? Looks gr8 but I'm sure its semi-costly.
    thanx for the replies.
     
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    Yep, I noticed that after 2.2 I had to agree to let my company have access to remote wipe when I set up exchange e-mail. It also made me set a lock screen on my phone.

    I said "screw that", and just used touchdown.
     
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    I have been using Mobil Defense for some time now. However it's in beta and they are just taking sign up names at this time.

    I had Wave Secure but Mobil Defense was better. How it was better, I don't remember but I do know that's why I made the change.

    Maybe because Mobil Defense is free and Wave Secure cost money.
     
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    I also use Mobile Defense---it has pinpoint accuracy on device location, although I haven't tried the device wipe--
     
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    hook i know you said you can't remember the difference, but tparker, have you used wavesecure? i've been on wavesecure for awhile and never used mobile defense, but have always been curious...
     
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    The benefits of mobile defense are if you put it in as a system app you can activate your GPS via the website and track your device

    So I have tried it from my house a few times and with the GPS off I log into the Mobile Defense site on my computer click the "track device" link it sends my phone a text which activates my GPS and then I see my location on the map on my computer...and it is very accurate

    I am not sure if wave secure does this or not
     
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    Yeah Wavesecure does that as well. I need to test it out in another location besides my office because it tends to be a little inaccurate and take forever whenever I locate it while at work. Like, just now I tested it, and it took about 3 or 4 minutes to finish, and it was still about 1000 yards south of where I am.

    I bet they're both pretty similar now... though one thing I like about Wavesecure is it has a handful of remote text commands... so if I lose it, I can hop on a friend's phone, or even on google voice, and send the following:

    • Lock: To lock your phone, send “Secure lock ”. Eg. “Secure lock 123456”
    • Customize lock screen: To change your lock screen message, send “Secure lock ”. Eg. “Secure lock 123456 Please contact 911 to return”.
    • Sound alarm: To lock your phone, send “Secure lock alarm ” or with a custom message “Secure lock alarm”. Eg. “Secure lock alarm 123456”
    • Locate: Send “Secure locate ” for a SMS with a link to track the current location of the phone. Eg. “Secure locate 123456”
    • Wipe: To erase the phone’s data, send “Secure wipe”. Eg. “Secure wipe 123456”
    Again, that's only if you root and make it a system app, I believe. Edit: I'm saying that without really looking that up, so I could be wrong about needing to be rooted for that...
     
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