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    PingPong700
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    Hi everyone,
    Two nights ago I had my Nokia N81 stolen. It was a christmas present and I'm really pissed. Is there ANY chance at all of finding the thief? Any kind of help would be appreciated...thanks.


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    charbz
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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    It's always possible to track a phone down, given the imei number, and whether or not your service provider facilitates that sort of service.

    From what I've seen though, it's 99.999999% unlikely to be the case.

    I'd say your phone is gone, but give your sp a call - see what they have to say, and what sort of assistance they can offer.



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    ILoveCellPhone
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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    one of my friends found his phone by the IMEI number...



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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveCellPhone View Post
    one of my friends found his phone by the IMEI number...
    How it is possible ?
    With what ?



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    quvezirkal
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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    whats an IMEI number?



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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity...

    and to the question... i believe the phone broadcast signal to the satellite where u get signal for ur phone so you can call... and the satellite can determine where the location of your phone is... just my theory ...



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    Iphonefanatic
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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    Quote Originally Posted by thugginbones View Post
    IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity...

    and to the question... i believe the phone broadcast signal to the satellite where u get signal for ur phone so you can call... and the satellite can determine where the location of your phone is... just my theory ...
    its not satellite tho its cell towers and it can triangulate the general area of the phone..also if the phone had gps i would imagine tracing IS possible but unlikely the company would do it



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    thugginbones
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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iphonefanatic View Post
    its not satellite tho its cell towers and it can triangulate the general area of the phone..also if the phone had gps i would imagine tracing IS possible but unlikely the company would do it
    yeah i doubt the company would do that too ;p



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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    I've heard usage of the triangulation is only allowed for the police. That -- or if you're using your own cellphone for a hacked google maps triangulation or something.



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    Re: Is there any way to track down a thief?

    Quote Originally Posted by mobilespeed View Post
    I've heard usage of the triangulation is only allowed for the police. That -- or if you're using your own cellphone for a hacked google maps triangulation or something.
    ive heard 911 calles are triangulatered.
    hey hey hey.



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