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Old 11-06-2007, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently lost my BB (personal not from work) and I have reported it to my carrier. Will this prevent someone from using it?

Are there any precautions taken by the carrier to prevent someone from using a lost/stolen BB?

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The carrier should be able to restrict the device from being used by locking the IMEI or PIN, so no worries. They can also make it unusable for phone calls, emails, etc.

You should probably log onto your BIS site and remove your PIN number from there, too.
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If carrier is tmo or att all they have to do is put their sim in to use it as phone
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Carrier is verizon. I guess they can lock it?

Thanks for your help.
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Yep. Can't use a Verizon device on another network
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Verizon can hotline it once reported stolen it cannot be used!
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Yep. Once someone puts a sim card in even if they don't do anything but turn it on. The carrier will know.
Since u already reported it stolen, I'm pretty sure it has restriction on you're sim card/acct at a minimum.

If the device is turned on with your sim they will know. And if it was a criminal investigation they could actually triangular its approximate location.

But they won't do that in this case.
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It is a CDMA phone on Verizon, so no SIM. Calling the carrier is about all you can do. They will suspend the account.

You might want to go into BIS and delete the IMEI and PIN however. Just to make sure no mail gets to it in any case.
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