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    Hmm.... very good idea.

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    yea that is a good idea.

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    It sounds like a great idea! What if someone whipes the BB by entering the wrong pw 10 times? Will it still work as intended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cypher View Post
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    It sounds like a great idea! What if someone whipes the BB by entering the wrong pw 10 times? Will it still work as intended?
    I highly doubt that it would. And I also doubt a thief would be smart enough to try that on purpose. He would probably do it by accident though lol.

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    Sounds awesome!
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    Does it work for CDMA BB's? They aren't equipped with SIM cards.

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    I am using it together with my colleagues since blackberries are deployed for all employees in the company. It came as an option to be bundled with the service.

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    I don't think it works with cdma bb's since you need an unauthorized sim card triggers the software.

    If the bb is whiped from repeated password attemps, does it still work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cypher View Post
    If the bb is whiped from repeated password attemps, does it still work?
    I don't see how since all personalized information is gone from the BB after a wipe (this is by design). The only way feasible is to complete your individual preferences online and by OTA you would get a personalized binary file that hard codes your personal data in the program. That way as long as the program has access to network services it can send an SMS or email. If the BB firewall is enabled, it could prompt to allow the program access before it is allowed network access. This would be a potential give away to the thief if he was tech savvy.

    If you ever obtain a BB by shady methods always reload the OS onto the BB and make sure all 3rd party apps are deleted.

    With a few moments of thought, since your BB PIN is tied to the phone, the program can "phone home" to the author's web service or dedicated SMS phone number with the phone info, after a wipe is detected (first run and no preferences). This info can then be passed to the owner by their preferences as desired. This way no customization of the binary needs to be done, but requires hosted services by the author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cypher View Post
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    It sounds like a great idea! What if someone whipes the BB by entering the wrong pw 10 times? Will it still work as intended?
    As soon as they put the SIM in and the moment the radio comes on it recognizes the unauthorized SIM and sends alerts. We're talking about seconds, long before they can't type the wrong password 10 times.

    They only way this would not work is if the BB boots with radio OFF. But the radio sometimes connects even before the BB fully loads.

    This is how I was told it works, in the background. I would have to test to confirm.

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    Seems like a cool thing.. has anyone tried it out yet? My sis has a sim I could probably use to test it...
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    This sounds like a great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooke03 View Post
    Seems like a cool thing.. has anyone tried it out yet? My sis has a sim I could probably use to test it...
    This is on the website -

    Trial (Limited Period)

    Contact us for a 3 days trial @ sales(AT)BAK2u.com. Kindly include your country for local technical support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04Taco View Post
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    Does it work for CDMA BB's? They aren't equipped with SIM cards.
    From there site

    Network Type: GSM
    Not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint

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