Joshua Ostrowski wrote:
SO I PAY VERIZON WIRELESS OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS AND MY RAZR GOT STOLLEN AND THEY TOLD ME AT THE STORE THAT THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO LOCATE MY DEVICE THAT I PAYED **** NEAR $300 DOLLARS FOR AND I PAY THE INSURANCE. AND IN ADDITION TO THAT WHICH BY THE WAY IS $100 A MONTH BILL, THEY WANT ANOTHER $6.99 A MONTH FOR EXTRA PROTECTION SO THEY CAN LOCATE IT WITH GPS, I'M NOT RICH, IM BARELY SURVIIVING , SO HOW DO I LOCATE MY STOLLEN DEVICE WITHOUT GIVING AN ARM AND A LEG?? IT HAS ALOT OF PERSONAL INFO THAT I NEED AND DONT NEED SOME WEIRDO OUT THERE HAVING ACCESS TO MY MOMS ADDRESSS, MY DADS PERSONAL INFO, STUFF LIKE THAT.... SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE!!!
If you did not have the insurance plan that also has the tracking software ability, you could have done a google search and turned up a lot of applications that would allow you to do this - some free and some minimal registration costs. One site I found with info on 5 was http://www.androidtapp.com/5-best-android-apps-to-find-a-lost-or-stolen-phone-android-app-recommendations-from-the-experts-at-androidtapp-com/, it shows some common ones. Once it's gone without any software on it, you are at the mercy of your local law enforcement recovering it (unlikely). TEC is $6.99 a month and has both insurance against loss/theft/damage and extends the warranty. It further has locating support on supported devices via GPS. I pay it on all 3 lines I have active - and we are on a tight budget also. I just give up some of the junk food I eat to afford it.
you pay for service, stop adding it up
caps makes you look childish
hind site is 20/20
if you car gets stolen and you dont have lowjack how do you find it?
most theives will just do a factory reset and sell the device, dont worry
a good thief can get any password,credit card, or any info you've ever put into a text box on the device.. so yah might want to change some of those
I'm so very glad you were able to suspend your phone. The good news is that you have insurance. When you get your replacement, you should install Mobile Recovery
Mobile Recovery is an Asurion application included with TEC (Total Equipment Coverage) at no additional cost.
Mobile Recovery provides additional features for customers, who lose or misplace a device, including:
Locate* device using GPS (Global Positioning Systems)
View device's current location on a map
See a visual history (breadcrumb trail) of where the device has been
Based on interval levels set by the user
Command the device to sound an alarm even if the device is set to silent or vibrate
Device remote lock*
Trigger the device to lock to secure data (excluding removable memory) and prevent access to information
Device must have been previously activated with a lock or password in order for this function to work
Device remote wipe*
Remotely wipe contacts from the device
The use of Backup Assistant is strongly recommended in conjunction with Mobile Recovery to prevent permanent lost of contacts
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you neglect to mention that mobile recovery & any other app like it, pulls a lot of battery to function. i tried one offered up by a vendor when i 1st got the droid x & with everything it wanted, it pulled the battery down to nothing overnite when the phone wasn't being used.
that's why plan b is slick, to be used after the fact.