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Offline bat69

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Stolen Mobile phones?
« on: November 08, 2002, 14:02 »
New Database Makes Stolen Phones Useless To Thieves
A new mobile phone database launched today will prevent stolen mobile phones from being used on any UK mobile network helping to make them worthless to thieves. Reporting the number of your stolen phone to your network operator will now enable it to be cancelled like a stolen credit card. This applies to both pre pay and contract phones.
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Re:Stolen Mobile phones?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2002, 16:18 »
So anyone can report a mobile number, which will then be disconnected?  I can see the pranksters having some fun with that one!   :o

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Re:Stolen Mobile phones?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2002, 21:35 »
What world are you living in Rodders ;D. Its the same as when you phone up your credit card company, you have passwords postcodes etc.  :P
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Re:Stolen Mobile phones?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2002, 21:44 »
Greetings from Legoland!

I can't see that spoofing a user profile would be too much of a problem to the sufficiently resourceful, Lona.  We shall see, eh?  ;)

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Re:Stolen Mobile phones?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2002, 23:01 »
If you dial in *#06#, it will give you the 15 digit serial number of your phone.  What use this is, I'm not quite sure, but I suppose if your phone is stolen, and recovered by the police it could be used to identify your phone, even if the SIM card has been changed.
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Re:Stolen Mobile phones?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2002, 02:31 »

Greetings from Legoland!

I can't see that spoofing a user profile would be too much of a problem to the sufficiently resourceful, Lona.  We shall see, eh?  ;)



You would have to explain that one to me Rodders. The last time I called Tmobile for my son they would not entertain me even when I said I was his mum and could give the correct post code and addy. Because I did not know his password they would not give me any assistance.
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