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#25770 1-Sep-2008 09:54
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Hi everyone,

My phone got stolen on Saturday night whilst I was playing a few games at my local arcade. Im pretty good friends with the manager and we have camera footage of 3 females taking my phone (Fell outta my pocket on the ground, they walked away with it within around 3 - 4 seconds before I turned around to pick it up).

We have a staff member who works there who believes he knows the names of the people who have taken it. I'm going to get a statement from him and take both the footage and the statement to police today.

My question is can I geographically track the location of my phone, or at least check where it was last turned on?

The phone is on prepay, which I figure may limit how much Telecom is willing to help me out.

The phone is an A900 (May seem like a lot of effort to go to in order to get back a phone like this but theres contacts/txts/pxts that are work related that I NEED back).

Anyone have any ideas?

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  #161194 1-Sep-2008 09:58
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Nope it is a gonner sorry. By 'NEED' would you fork out $10,000 ? If so then Telecom may help you. Otherwise it is gonner sorry.

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  #161209 1-Sep-2008 11:01
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We have had this type of discussion two weeks ago on Geekzone.

It is just not financially viable.


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  #161218 1-Sep-2008 11:28
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Speak very nicely to the right people, you may find out the region (not the cell tower) it was last used in, but that doesn't really help you.

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  #161377 1-Sep-2008 19:59
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Thats what I figured.

Guess its up to the boys in blue to track down the phone.

Anyone willing to wager on my chances of success?

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  #161380 1-Sep-2008 20:06
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3nvy: Thats what I figured.

Guess its up to the boys in blue to track down the phone.

Anyone willing to wager on my chances of success?
men in blue are not going to track your phone 1 hour of work by them would out value the device.

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  #161382 1-Sep-2008 20:07
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3nvy: Thats what I figured.

Guess its up to the boys in blue to track down the phone.

Anyone willing to wager on my chances of success?

I don't think the boys in blue will be tracking down your phone.
chance of success...nil. unless some kind soul hands it in.

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -
  --  Abraham lincoln

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  #161406 1-Sep-2008 22:16
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What the others say, but make sure you contact Telecom and get them to bar the phone (with password). If you can't use your phone, why should anyone else be able to?



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  #164371 14-Sep-2008 18:11
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Apparently the found Tony Veitch by tracking his phone! Guess you just have to have the right priorities

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