glidepath73
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How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:58 am

Hi guys!

Just to let you know: Here in Germany, we can let block our already stolen mobile phones afterwards by the provider. But for that, they need the serial number of the mobile phone.
If you press: *#06# you might get to see the serial number of your mobile. Write it down...
In case your mobile got stolen, the provider is able to block the mobile complete! A further use will be impossible!

Does that work in your country as well???
Maybe that works only for German registered mobiles... Give it a try anyway.

Regards,
Patrick
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Phaeton
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:23 am

Quoting Glidepath73 (Thread starter):
Give it a try anyway.

As long as it's not stolen I wouldn't give it a try!
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:47 am

Here we call our provider, give them our phone number and...viola, the phone is disabled. Don't need the ESN.
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racko
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:56 am

Glidepath73 is talking about the mobile phone (hardware), not the sim card.
 
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:05 am

In the UK once a phone is reported stolen, the serial number is blacklisted forever and the handset will be unable to get a signal on any network.
 
Sabena332
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:09 am

I know that.

A few years ago, a few friends and I found a (switched on) mobile phone on the parking lot of a discotheque. We sent a few unfriendly SMS to everyone who's name was saved in the phone book function, since the phone still worked on the next day we could even reply to the SMS we got as an answer to them we sent out earlier, it was fun as hell. Big grin

On the second day didn't the whole phone work anymore.  Sad

Patrick
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PMN
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:26 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
A few years ago, a few friends and I found a (switched on) mobile phone on the parking lot of a discotheque. We sent a few unfriendly SMS to everyone who's name was saved in the phone book function, since the phone still worked on the next day we could even reply to the SMS we got as an answer to them we sent out earlier, it was fun as hell.

You have a very odd, slightly disturbing and childish idea of fun. I'm sure whoever owned the phone REALLY appreciated you doing that.
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Sabena332
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:33 am

Quoting PMN (Reply 6):
You have a very odd, slightly disturbing and childish idea of fun.

I know.

But what would you do when you would find a working mobile phone at 4 AM together with friends after all of you got trashed with intoxicant substances?

Quoting PMN (Reply 6):
I'm sure whoever owned the phone REALLY appreciated you doing that.

The phone apparently belonged to a girl called Ivonne and I am sure that she had to explain a lot of things to her friends and parents. Big grin

Patrick
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PMN
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:35 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):
But what would you do when you would find a working mobile phone at 4 AM together with friends after all of you got trashed with intoxicant substances?

Act more like an adult than a bored ten year old.

[Edited 2006-01-16 01:36:36]
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Sabena332
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:41 am

Quoting PMN (Reply 8):
Act more like an adult than a bored ten year old.

Does mean?

.... look around for someone who is searching for a mobile phone?

.... bring it to the next police station?

.... call the police?

.... call the mobile phone provider hotline to ask for the address of the owner to deliver it to her home?

.... sell it to a Turk for 100 EUR?

Patrick
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PMN
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:46 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 9):
Does mean?

.... look around for someone who is searching for a mobile phone?

.... bring it to the next police station?

.... call the police?

.... call the mobile phone provider hotline to ask for the address of the owner to deliver it to her home?

.... sell it to a Turk for 100 EUR?

I'm assuming you're familliar with the term 'common sense'? What constitutes common sense I know is open to interpretation, although I imagine for the vast majority of the intelligent adult population of this planet sending 'unfriendly' text messages to people you don't know, from a phone that isn't yours, is definately NOT using common sense.

You see my point?
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Sabena332
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:49 am

Quoting PMN (Reply 10):
You see my point?

No, because of:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):
But what would you do when you would find a working mobile phone at 4 AM together with friends after all of you got trashed with intoxicant substances?

Patrick
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PMN
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:54 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 11):

No, because of:

Alcohol is your excuse? That's almost as ignorant as sending the messages in the first place. If you can't drink without doing stupid things, and even worse, acting like you're proud of it, try sticking to Coke.
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Sabena332
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:57 am

Quoting PMN (Reply 12):
Alcohol is your excuse?

Not only alcohol.

Quoting PMN (Reply 12):
If you can't drink without doing stupid things, and even worse, acting like you're proud of it, try sticking to Coke.

No, Coke makes you stay awake for too long and it is not good for your nose when you use it frequently.

Patrick
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:00 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 13):

I can see my common sense comment was pointless...I'll go to bed now...
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:06 am

Quoting PMN (Reply 14):
I'll go to bed now...

Good night, Sir! It was nice to talk to you.

Patrick
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Garri767
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:13 am

PMN , sheesh learn to relax and lay back, your acting like your two.

when your drunk, almost anything can be done and will be considered fun. I actually admit to doing something the same as patrick, but with a public computer and a logged on i.m  Wink
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LeonB1985
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:47 pm

I think I'd be pretty pissed off if my mobile phone went missing and I got billed for a load of presumably offensive text messages sent by a bunch of stoned fools!
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707CMF
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:38 pm

And to think this guy is moderator here...  Silly

Anyway, back to the main topic : *#06# will give you the IMEI number for the cellphone, it is a standard GSM/UMTS feature.
It is free and harmless, you should indeed do it and write it down so that the bastard who stole your phone cannot use it or sell it...

... until he changes the IMEI number of the aforementioned phone and sells it.

Better solution : have a non standard cellphone with a difficult/next to impossible to find battery charger. The fool who steals my cellphone should have what ? 50 minutes available ?

Cheers,

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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:50 pm

YAY for drunk moderating!  Wink
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PMN
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:21 pm

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 16):
PMN , sheesh learn to relax and lay back, your acting like your two.

when your drunk, almost anything can be done and will be considered fun. I actually admit to doing something the same as patrick, but with a public computer and a logged on i.m

I'm actling like I'm two, yet you've done the same thing as Patrick? I love irony!

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 17):
I think I'd be pretty pissed off if my mobile phone went missing and I got billed for a load of presumably offensive text messages sent by a bunch of stoned fools!

Thankyou! My point exactly! How about quitting the 'I was drunk/stoned' nonsense and thinking about the poor girl who has to explain to her friends/relatives/colleagues why they received nasty texts. In fact, how about having the intelligence to not do stuff like that in the first place.

I've seen far too many people use that excuse for doing stupid things and it gets a little tiring after a while. If you want to get wankered that's fine. I'm usually wankered 3 or 4 nights a week, but that doesn't affect anyone else, and nor should it. I don't understand why some find this so difficult to understand. I guess it goes back to the common sense thing I mentioned earlier...

Paul
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:21 am

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 16):
I actually admit to doing something the same as patrick, but with a public computer and a logged on i.m

I did it when I was sober. :p

Some poor sod left their IM password saved on a computer in the business center of my hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica so I went on and messaged a few of friends.
 
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:27 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
A few years ago, a few friends and I found a (switched on) mobile phone on the parking lot of a discotheque. We sent a few unfriendly SMS to everyone who's name was saved in the phone book function, since the phone still worked on the next day we could even reply to the SMS we got as an answer to them we sent out earlier, it was fun as hell.

I would have expected you to call any Lufthansa number you could get your hands on and insult them until the phone got blocked  Wink
 
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:40 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 9):
.... call the mobile phone provider hotline to ask for the address of the owner to deliver it to her home?

Would, in that case, your bets be on "Ivonne" being hot?
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:45 am

Quoting Racko (Reply 22):
I would have expected you to call any Lufthansa number you could get your hands on and insult them until the phone got blocked

Damn, I didn't think about that.  Wink

Quoting Aloges (Reply 23):
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 6 posts

 Wow! WTF?

Great that you are back!  bigthumbsup 

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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:48 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 24):
Great that you are back!

Moin auch.
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:00 am

It is not entirely unbearable to have you back, Aloges...! Big grin
 
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:06 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 26):
It is not entirely unbearable to have you back, Aloges...!

Wouldn't dream of letting you down any longer.  Wink
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RE: How To Block Your Stolen Mobile! No Joke!

Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:30 am

Quoting Racko (Reply 3):
Glidepath73 is talking about the mobile phone (hardware), not the sim card.

Most cell phones over here don't have sim cards. They work on a system called CDMA not GSM

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