Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



192 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 20785 5-Apr-2008 22:25 Send private message

Hi,

My Nokia N95 8GB black nz vodafone got stolen last night from my work place. The phone is turned off. I have reported to vodafone and cops.

Is there anyway that I could get it back using technology? Is that GPS receiver in it any good in tracking the phone?

Please help!!




[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): ZOMGBBQDNSWWWMTV!!!!!!111 all caps and excessive exclamation marks are not required in a title.]

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
Nate wants an iphone
3851 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 121404 5-Apr-2008 22:29 Send private message

Not unless you had special software to engage the GPS and 'phone home'.

Its unlikely to be able to phone home if its barred.

However, you are probably better off claiming through insurance...




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!



192 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 121407 5-Apr-2008 22:31 Send private message

but the phone was not insured! bummer! i'm pretty sure its covered under house and content, but it was stolen from my work place!!  ??

Nate wants an iphone
3851 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 121408 5-Apr-2008 22:33 Send private message

Best thing to do then is to contact your home content insurance provider and see if it is covered. It may have a higher excess but its better than paying full price.




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!



192 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 121411 5-Apr-2008 22:41 Send private message

Yep. thats first to do on monday. Do you think i should ring up nokia and blacklist it? I heard that if thats the case, the phone might end up in garbage or whoever who stole it might just chuck it in the river if it cannot be sold... ??

460 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 122298 9-Apr-2008 12:42 Send private message

You need to fill in a blacklist form.Sign it and fax it to vodafone before they can bar it

Nokia NZ have nothing to do with this.They won't do anything

16527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1416

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 122305 9-Apr-2008 13:18 Send private message

Blacklist form can be downloaded from the vodafone.co.nz site.

You will also require proof of purchase and Police report.

John




1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 122318 9-Apr-2008 14:41 Send private message

Did you buy the phone from Vodafone or Parallelimported?

Check weather Vodafone will black list Parallelimported phones?

Good luck.

 


16527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1416

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 122332 9-Apr-2008 15:20 Send private message

skspi:

Did you buy the phone from Vodafone or Parallelimported?

Check weather Vodafone will black list Parallelimported phones?

Good luck.

 



Yes they will with proof of purchase and Police report!






192 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 122336 9-Apr-2008 15:41 Send private message

Na. I bought it off my mate, its not parallel imported, its NZ vodafone.

16527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1416

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

Reply # 122343 9-Apr-2008 16:08 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: Na. I bought it off my mate, its not parallel imported, its NZ vodafone.


Have you proof of purchase






192 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 122345 9-Apr-2008 16:10 Send private message

yep. I've got a docket for warranty purposes, not a gst receipt though.

16527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1416

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 122349 9-Apr-2008 16:21 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: yep. I've got a docket for warranty purposes, not a gst receipt though.


Proof of purchase is receipt




4289 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 325

Trusted

  Reply # 123398 14-Apr-2008 14:02 Send private message

Feeling for ya - mine N95-Classic got stolen on the weekend! Just charging my insurance replacement N95-8GB so I can debrand it and upgrade to the new V20 firmware...




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: AndroidNZ.net




192 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 123400 14-Apr-2008 14:07 Send private message

ohh, i was using the standard network voda4ne software, is v20 way better? also what do u guys think about the n96? how long do you think does it take for voda4ne nz to get them any idea? is it gonna be way better than the 8gb version?

460 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 123497 14-Apr-2008 20:33 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: ohh, i was using the standard network voda4ne software, is v20 way better? also what do u guys think about the n96? how long do you think does it take for voda4ne nz to get them any idea? is it gonna be way better than the 8gb version?


N96 is like a N82 but looks like an N81

I dont think anyone here can tell you when it'll be release in nz

Even N82 isnt release in NZ and i wanted to buy a battery for it.Looks like I'll pay my dad to send one across

Hmm.The only difference I see is the two led light and more memory than the n95 8gb.Everything else looks the same

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

How good is your general Science Knowledge?
Created by Aredwood, last reply by joker97 on 31-Oct-2014 23:44 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Government Limos
Created by networkn, last reply by Bung on 31-Oct-2014 12:39 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Oct-2014 19:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Sky will be 'upgrading software' of My Sky to connect to internet. What does that mean?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 31-Oct-2014 23:55 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Shutup and take my money (via NFC on my mobile phone)
Created by sxz, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 31-Oct-2014 22:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Uber: a cheaper taxi ride?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by livisun on 31-Oct-2014 14:47 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


OneDrive code giveaway - go!
Created by freitasm, last reply by pgsheng on 1-Nov-2014 01:50 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


DDos Protection from ISP
Created by charsleysa, last reply by freitasm on 31-Oct-2014 12:11 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.