Results 1 to 15 of 15

My Pearl was stolen overseas last month. Is there any way to locate the suspect? ... General Blackberry forum

  1. #1
    dr3x320's Avatar
    dr3x320 no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    45

    Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    Advertisement



    My Pearl was stolen overseas last month. Is there any way to locate the suspect? either by IMEI or by GPS to narrow the location of where the cell phone is broadcasting is?

  2. #2
    melissaox's Avatar
    melissaox no está en línea Device Pro
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,344

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    I am not sure this is something you could do. Did you file a police report?
    Success is not final, Failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that matters.
    My Blog , My Flickr

  3. #3
    Dasher's Avatar
    Dasher no está en línea Stack level 3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    PIN/ID
    21F6D890
    Posts
    484

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    I think the IMEI can be traced by the network provider.
    A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him. Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

  4. #4
    VZDubtk's Avatar
    VZDubtk no está en línea Stack level 5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,436

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    They can track it, but it is usually up to the provider
    I Unlock All Mobile Devices, questions just ask

  5. #5
    tjhammerhead's Avatar
    tjhammerhead no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    44

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ if it was in europe and a police report was filed then the phone will be deactivated. However they will not go after the person using it.

    If it was stolen in asia, north or south america nothing will be done.

    The BB is gone.

  6. #6
    jedd206's Avatar
    jedd206 no está en línea Stack level 3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    PIN/ID
    2404E130
    Posts
    106

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    AT&T will only track the IMEI with a federal court order, no matter where it was stolen. But it can be done....

  7. #7
    Lavagirl's Avatar
    Lavagirl no está en línea PINStacked!
    Join Date
    May 2007
    PIN/ID
    AoleLava
    Posts
    10,877

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    Sorry to hear about this dr3....sad news. The suggestions above may work but you
    may have to jump through some hoops. Good luck with it and I do hope you get your BB back!
    See the Official Latest OS threads updated regularly for All Devices.
    Forum Rules
    PinStack Trust Guide


  8. #8
    dr3x320's Avatar
    dr3x320 no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    45

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    Thanks guys, China is China =\, Bought it on 6-24-07, and lost it around 7-27-07, was barely a month old and had all my info in there, luckily no bank info. Just wish I can have it disabled so the culprit won't be able to use it. Blackberry's in China are not even available, noones seen 1 before, nor will the Pearl be avail there, so he's got a Rare Item in his hands.

    Hell I should check China's ebay for a Pearl for sale

    I won't get the Pearl back and seems the process is tedious to disable it, ah well. Live and learn folks!

  9. #9
    takeshi's Avatar
    takeshi no está en línea Stack level 7
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    2,305

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    That's a big advantage in favor of BES. The BES admin can issue a remote kill/wipe.

    Always keep a password and autolock enabled on your BB unless you enjoy sharing all that info...

  10. #10
    gkg3059's Avatar
    gkg3059 no está en línea Stack level 4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    PIN/ID
    204bd5f7
    Posts
    451

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    I always have a pasword on my pearl, just in case is atollen or my brother wants to read my messages. . If you want these thugs not to use your phone have your provider hold the account.

  11. #11
    audit's Avatar
    audit no está en línea BES Guru
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    PIN/ID
    ASK
    Posts
    241

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    I was locking my BB for a long time but since my parkinson's is getting worse, my wife is checking my e-mails more often for me and the 1st time she tried, she ended up wiping the thing since she dind't know my password and typed in the password wrong 10 times. Now I don't worry about locking it and it never leaves my side. It wasn't fun doing another EA again on it since where I live at, the signal isn't that strong for EDVO.
    audit
    -
    Want to be the one of first people to know about RIM outages? Visit http://www.dataoutages.com


  12. #12
    RIVERINE's Avatar
    RIVERINE no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    PIN/ID
    3146A554
    Posts
    59

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

  13. #13
    BenMarvin's Avatar
    BenMarvin no está en línea Device Pro
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    PIN/ID
    Ask Me!
    Posts
    1,970

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    If you have the information, such as PIN and IMEI, and you want to share it. You can post it here:
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...n_devices.html
    Perhaps someone may come across it on ebay or something.

  14. #14
    Dubdub's Avatar
    Dubdub no está en línea Stack level 4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    PIN/ID
    23FEFDC4
    Posts
    653

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    I trust you notifed the carrier immediately that it was lost/stolen. If not you are liable for all charges to the phone, up until you tell the carrier. It isn't like a credit card where you can only take a hit for the first $50.

  15. #15
    dr3x320's Avatar
    dr3x320 no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    45

    Re: Locating a Blackberry that was stolen

    Thanks Ben, Posted mine.

    Dub, It was overseas, meaning I had to use a 3rd party SIM card, not my T-Mobile SIM which can track the phone no problem, I voted to get a Local SIM card as its dirt cheaper then paying for an international service back from the U.S., probably 1 of my mistakes there, as I can get a data plan, trackable/traceable BB, but only downside is I can't use it for voice, .35/minute a bit pricy when Local minutes incoming are free, outgoing are less then .01cent/minute.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •