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#55018 23-Dec-2009 19:02
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I have had a Nokia E75 which was lost  and as it was insured I lodged a claim. I'm curious to know whether whoever the scumbag is who "found" my phone could use it? After all, I imagine my phone now belongs to the insurance company, and I guess Telecom would have disabled it when I lodged the claim ?

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  #284895 23-Dec-2009 19:17
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Telecom NZ would blacklist the IMEI of the handset if they have a EIR but the scum could just put in a vodafone or 2D sim and handset would work


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  #284926 23-Dec-2009 22:40
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Mmm, thats where a system like they have in Aussie would be usefull, to block an IMEI on all mobile networks.

Of course then they would just sell it overseas...

And yes the lost phone belongs to the Insurance Company.



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  #284928 23-Dec-2009 22:59
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It is best if your phone supports it enable the feature that will lock the phone if another type of sim is used and also a pin on our current sim card.
I also have a feature eabled on mine that if I text it a certain phrase it will lock the phone.
I have a Nokia N86.


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  #284937 23-Dec-2009 23:46
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you could call Vodafone and explain the Sensation and ask them if they could also black list the imei on there network that way it wouldn't work in nz.

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  #284948 24-Dec-2009 07:22
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Jadefuzy: you could call Vodafone and explain the Sensation and ask them if they could also black list the imei on there network that way it wouldn't work in nz.

Or ask johnr if they will even do it first, save a confusing call to the call centre:

"Yes I realise I bought it from Telecom but...."

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  #284970 24-Dec-2009 10:20
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I believe the intended word was "situation".

Or at least I hope it was...

I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.

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