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    GadgetTrak PhoneBak: Anti-Theft for Mobile Phones

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    PhoneBak is a theft recovery solution that allows phone owners to have their phones "call them" in the event they are lost or stolen.
    PhoneBak is triggered when the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) in your phone is replaced with an unauthorized one. When this occurs PhoneBak will silently send SMS messages) to pre-defined numbers you have entered (spouse, IT department etc), the information gathered will depend on the platform, but will usually include:
    • The new phone number of your phone
    • The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)
    • The IMSI (International Mobiel Subscriber Identity)
    • GSM Area Code
    • Cell ID - GSM Localization
    With this information you can contact the person who has your phone in the event it was simply "lost," or contact law enforcement with the details who can follow up with the service provider to get locate the phone.

    Network Type: GSM
    Not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint
    Multi SIM: PhoneBak will allow you register up to 10 authorized SIM cards per device.
    Supported Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Thai and Russian

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    That's pretty sweet....I hope they have a trial

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    WOW, that is a good Idea. Of course no one is getting near my BB, And lossing it would be very hard... It would be like lossing my hand. Its there more then my case any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    Thanks Hayden on the ball as always
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    I love the idea, but they still have to find a good way to do it for CDMA. I guess my only comfort is my BB is always locked.
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    Awesome! Thank you so much Hayden!
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    if someone takes the phone and then does a master reset...will it stay installed on the app?

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    i've always been pretty interested in this since it was post around the time of CES. It looks like such a great program
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    Quote Originally Posted by sddspence View Post
    if someone takes the phone and then does a master reset...will it stay installed on the app?
    i'm pretty sure if you put your sim in there and its not your phone it will notify you right away, so i don't think that would be an issue
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    So, you cannot do a master reset? even with the original owner's SIM Card still in the device?? I would think that a thief could easily wipe the handheld, then put their own SIM card in the device.....but then again, they'd have to know a thing or two about BB's anyway

    Still Great to have this app....looks kool

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    Hmmmm good call. Well hopefully whoever takes it isn't that smart. Lol. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Seems like a Good app...but I am definately not ready to shell out $25 bucks...and in the event u r no longer with a carrier that uses SIM cards then what??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyxedge View Post
    Hmmmm good call. Well hopefully whoever takes it isn't that smart. Lol. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    Lol...I know!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly2 View Post
    Seems like a Good app...but I am definately not ready to shell out $25 bucks...and in the event u r no longer with a carrier that uses SIM cards then what??
    I didn't think about that, That would suck!

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