Lost or stolen phone GPS Style locator.

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An activated app that cannot be removed or reset unless deleted by giving a password. This locator will allow Koodo to locate a phone when it is activated for use in range of cell towers. It will give off a ping or even email the owner of its possible where abouts and usage when pinged. 
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Posted 4 years ago

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Continued- When this phone is activated through wifi it would give a signal to where this wifi is located and if it close enough you can swing by and see if your phone is there by dialing the number or getting Koodo to get it to ring " I am here" haha That would be awesome.
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Hi Roger,

Similar systems already exist on platforms such as iOS and Android.

You can learn more here:
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2697

https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

Hope this helps!
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Agreed
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Not to mention baked into bb 10 devices
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Those are great but what if its in a restaurant and the person who has it is not going to give up the phone....you can call the phone through a specific application and have a specific ring tone that will go off regardless of the state of the phone. these apps that you are talking about just locate and or lock the phone...my idea is that if lost or stolen and has power charge you can locate and home in on the exact location through sight and sound....
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Hi Roger,

Again, through the built-in OS functions, you can locate the phone (i.e. pin point the exact location) and also make it ring. If the person is refusing to give up the phone, you can then work with your local police and try and resolve the issue.

Lastly, if all else fails, you can contact your service provider and have the device's IMEI blacklisted.

Hope this helps.
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I have a blackberry Q10. I lost it last Thurs, either in the airport (post security) as I was waiting for a flight, or on the flight itself. I haven't had any success with lost and found, and was wondering if there is some other way I might be able to find it. I know for a fact that it's battery is dead. Does it have some built in function that could act as a locator? I never downloaded any app or anything as a precaution, like I desperately wish I had the foresight to do
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It does and it's built in.. You may have had to enable it however.

Head over to

http://Protect.blackberry.com

Login using your bb id

You're only going to get a stale location unless someone is using the device.

Btw after you do all this make sure you log into self serve and report your phone as lost/ stolen. Until you do, you're responsible for any charges that a theif may rack up.
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Technically, any phone's location can be roughly tracked by tower usage, regardless of GPS. Sure, your method deals with someone removing the SIM card, but nothing deals with shutting off the phone.

It's probably not feasible to implement such a tracking system in order to maybe recover a few stolen devices.

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