How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

Mobile users – Suppose your cell phone is stolen. What will you do?                                                             
Here are some tips. Read it. Please forward it to as many people you can.                                                     
 
How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?                                     
 
A bit of useful information. Just in case you happen to lose your mobile or it gets flogged.                                               
To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone:                                                     
* # 0 6 #                                                                 

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset write it down and keep it  somewhere safe.                                             
 
Should your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card your phone will be totally useless. ( However it would be a better idea if you could verify this statement with your service provider before hand as there could be technical difficulties in them)                                                             
 
You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either.                               
 
If everybody did this, there would be no point in stealing mobile phones. Send this to as many people as possible.
 
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2 Comments »

  1. DAN said

    I HAVE A MOTOROLA VERIZON WIRELESS PHONE AND TRIED YOUR INFORMATION ABOVE AND DID NOT GET THE MOBILE PHONE’S SERIAL NUMBER .
    WHAT AM DOING WRONG?
    THANKS
    DAN

  2. Pradeep said

    Dan
    Unlocking newer models are difficult…however you may read this article
    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thecheckout/2006/12/unlocking_your_phone_easier_sa_1.html which may give you some insight…Obtaining serial numbers are nowadays akin to hacking…therefore stricter procedures are enforced making the process of getting serial numbers slightly more difficult when compared to older phones.

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