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car2ntagger 07-13-2008 08:00 AM

Tracking lost or stolen Blackberry
Hey all. New to the forum. I am actually on my second Blackberry. The first one which was lost/stolen was a 8700 (AT&T/Cingular). Is there anyway of tracking a blackberry with either its PIN or other device number? And or is there anyway the carrier can provide tracking for the device? This way, if something were to happen to my current Blackberry (8300) I would know where to go to see if I can tracking it down. Thanks.

JSanders 07-13-2008 08:06 AM

Wirelessly posted (8310; The Juggernaut)

No, not that simple. But there are aoplications tou can install tomake it easier to find a lost or stloen BlackBerry.
See GetItBack

dragoro 07-13-2008 08:10 AM

Not sure with your old one far as tracking. Think that's only possible with gps enabled phones.

car2ntagger 07-13-2008 08:24 AM

Hm, so I guess it can be considered a lost cause. I know that with AT&T/T-Mobile that people can basically swap sim cards and have the device working, so with someone else's sim card in my decive its untrackable?

I went a week without a blackberry and FULLY understand why they call it a "crackberry" now, lol.

MBW 07-13-2008 09:12 AM

I run both Get It Back and RobLock on mine

car2ntagger 07-13-2008 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by MBW (Post 1014322)
I run both Get It Back and RobLock on mine

I read up on GetItBack, but it seems to really only work (from what I read) if you run the device through the enterprise server and have GPS?

car2ntagger 07-13-2008 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by MBW (Post 1014322)
I run both Get It Back and RobLock on mine

Nevertheless, I was still very impressed with what the software can do for lost/stolen blackberries.

thatboiwes 07-13-2008 10:23 AM

You can always call at&t and let them know that it was lost/stolen and let them block the PIN and imei numbers so that no one can use it again.

MBW 07-13-2008 10:24 AM

I don't run BES and both work.

GPS in the handset gives you the map to locate the handset, but I think (you may want to confirm with them) that it isn't a requirement.

Shaun 07-13-2008 01:25 PM

GetItBack works well for a lost Berry, and would help in the case of a stolen Berry, but my feeling is once its stolen you are statistically out of luck. Very small chance you will get it back.

Also, if you have on board GPS, you can get the last location on a map. This is an added feature for on board GPS, but as MBW stated, not a requirement.

bsachais 07-13-2008 01:27 PM

I run GetItBack on BIS. While I hope it's never needed, I'd have better chance at getting it back with GetItBack than without.

A few months ago a friend of mine lost his cellphone. As it turns out it dropped out of his pocket and was laying in the street by the curb. A teenager happened to find it. The girl's father called my friend and it was returned. It was that incident that made me realize that for a small investment I'd have a bit more protection in case it's lost.


car2ntagger 07-13-2008 01:36 PM

Right on. Thanks everyone for you help!

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