Easily find misplaced phone

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Phones go missing all the time and it can be a pain to either search the entire house for it. It's also inconvenient to try to find someone to call/text the missing phone. My suggestion is to add a feature to the Koodo website. Allow customers who have logged in to click a button to have a text message (or call) placed to their phone. Allowing logged in users to "ping" their phone through the Koodo website will make it much easier to find missing phones.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Android devices have a feature like that called Android Device Manager. When it is enabled it allows you to track the phone and you can also make the phone ring even if it is on vibrate (at least it's supposed to). All you'd need to do is log into your Google account when you go onto the Device Manager page and go from there.

Hope that helps :)
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That would be fine for people using Android phones and who have Google accounts. What about the rest of us?
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There are apps for iPhone that allow people to find their devices same thing goes for Windows Phone and Blackberry.

iPhone has Find My iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/find-...

Windows Phone has Find My Phone (which is built into the phone itself)

http://betanews.com/2013/09/25/how-to...

Blackberry has Blackberry Protect
http://ca.blackberry.com/devices/feat...
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But all of those solutions require installing software, specifically installing software prior to losing the phone. That's closing the barn door after the horses have run away. The solution I proposed requires no third-party accounts, no extra software and no preparation on the part of the user.
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That's great to have an idea, I'm not saying it's a bad idea in the least, but there are other ways to do it for the time being until Koodo puts something like that in place. That's all I was trying to point out. :)
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You mean like using the "Send a Message" button that's at the bottom of this page?
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Hi Jesse,

Most of the suggestions Daniel pointed are actually 'baked in' their respective OS and are not 'additional software'. Most devices will also ask if you want to enable these services during initial set up. It takes no time at all and gives you peace of mind for as long as you own the device.

I do believe that consumers also need to be accountable for some of this stuff. The doors of the barn are built and ready. Whether you choose to use them or not is up to you.

There are also services that offers free calling (i.e. Google Hangout) should you want to call yourself. You can also send free SMS to yourself with various sites (i.e. http://www.afreesms.com/intl/canada).

Cheers,

Peter

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