What to do when your cell phone gets lost...
Provided by Guoping
Here is something worth knowing if you have a mobile phone ....Have you ever
wondered why phone companies don't seem interested in trying to prevent the
theft of mobile phones? If you have ever lost, or had one stolen, and if you are
on a plan, you still have to pay the plan approximately up to 24 months, and you
have to buy another handset and enter into another contract. This is more
revenue for the phone company.
There is a simple way of making lost or stolen mobiles useless to thieves and
the phone companies know about it, but keep it quiet.
To check your mobile phone's serial number, key in the following on your phone:
and a digital code will appear on the screen. This is unique to your handset.
Write it down and keep it safe.
Should your mobile 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.
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. You
may want to send this to as many people with mobiles as possible.
This is information people don't mind receiving - Pass it on. Works on all cell