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Old 09-02-2010, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Work are about to issue us with 8900 Curve's (I think) and they are making us sign for them as part of our equipment.

They're saying that we must have them with us all the time, they must be charged although don't have to be switched on

Is there a way of turning off the tracking on them, I hate the idea of work knowing where I am, even if I'm supposed to be there!

I gather they can even track them through sms etc etc, everytime it's on.

Can they still track them if the phone is off, or will it give a last known location?

Surely there's a way to block this on the phone?

Anyone?
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Work are about to issue us with 8900 Curve's (I think) and they are making us sign for them as part of our equipment.
Not unusual.

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They're saying that we must have them with us all the time, they must be charged although don't have to be switched on
Maybe that is for you the ability to call in if need be.

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Is there a way of turning off the tracking on them, I hate the idea of work knowing where I am, even if I'm supposed to be there!
Really? You don't want them to know you're at work? I don't understand the logic here.

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I gather they can even track them through sms etc etc, everytime it's on.
Are these devices on BES or BIS? If they are on BES see this >> What does BES see; what can be tracked/logged? - Port3101.org : Your BES Connection


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Surely there's a way to block this on the phone?
Since the device is company owned, it's probably better to not tamper with such things.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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PM sent to try and explain things a bit!
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Explain it here.

The only reason they want you to keep the device with you is so that you don't lose it.

a) There must be some application loaded to it GPS tracking of the device. That's not hard to find.
b) If the device is off, there won't be any tracking. So that's not your worry.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry but i don't want to explain my reasons on a forum that you don't have to even register to see the posts! That's just asking for me to get fired if anyone from my work happens to be looking!

The fact that it can't be tracked if it's switched off if good enough, thanks for your help!

Sorry if it seems a bit sharp.
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