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Topic # 7268 2-Apr-2006 15:31
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i was reading in my phones user guide that you could lock down your phone by sending a specially formatted text message to it it doesn't say how to do it in the user gudie so i called telecom and they couldn't tell me. then i called sanyo and they told me that if i sent the phones ENS number to it would lock it down and display a message saying "Please contact telecom customer Service's" i am writeing this so if anyone else has any problems doing this they can read it.

Please note: this will delete all contact's and all youe downloads and to unlock the phone you will have to send it back to a telecom dealer and they will charge a fee for sanyo to unlock it but all in all this is good if you got privtie information on the phone.

i hope the admins don't delte this postCry i am just trying to help


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  Reply # 32025 2-Apr-2006 20:57
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NOTE TO EVERYONE - DONT "PLAY AROUND" WITH THIS FEATURE, YOU CAN EASILY DISABLE YOUR PHONE TO THE POINT WHERE YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY TO GET IT RE-ENABLED

read the manual again cover to cover, it should be there... the 7400 manual did, im sure.
Its a function called "found me" (even the 8100 had it), you find it in the normal security menu on the phone, set a pin or passcode, and if you ever lose your phone, you can text it with that code from a friends phone, and it will completely lock the phone up, AND DELETE ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING YOUR CONTACTS.

This is all designed to protect your info and render your phone useless int he event it is stolen.

My advice is to NOT use the function. You can render your phone useless by calling *123 and asking them to bar your phone from any outgoing calls/texts etc, and if you get it back, you can get the bar taken off for free.

To recap, IT SOUNDS LIKE A COOL FEATURE BUT ITS NOT REALLY!!

It might be good for a plainclothes detective who say, has informants phone numbers, or other such situations with super-confidential info, but for joe bloggs, its just trouble.







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  Reply # 32030 2-Apr-2006 21:46
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We normally only delete service programming codes that are posted, which users can easily wreck their phones settings with. This feature is actually a normally-accessible user feature in the standard menus, so there is no point trying to put a blanket over it - education is the key here....









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Reply # 32036 2-Apr-2006 22:40
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why is it when i put some thing usefull on this website someone all ways has to say some thing mean back I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP. AND I POSTED ALL THAT INFORMATION THAT THE ADMIN POSTED IN CAPS IN MY POST i see no reson for his/her post all :(


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  Reply # 32037 2-Apr-2006 22:54
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Calm down dude, I was just clarifying the info, and re-iterating the point in caps to make sure it was super-obvious to people.

And I didnt say a single mean thing!!! I thought it was a good topic to post, and this is a discussion forum, so I would expect people to reply and add their two cents worth.

Im not picking on you - honest! Laughing









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Reply # 32082 3-Apr-2006 12:39
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:-(

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Reply # 32087 3-Apr-2006 13:23
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Laughing







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  Reply # 32088 3-Apr-2006 13:46
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yes - dangerous but a cool party trick.




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  Reply # 32111 3-Apr-2006 17:30
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Who cares if it's bad! this is one cool feature! I also like the voice synth they have.. weird phones but cool phone those sanyos are.



My i-mate pocket pc has something called IIWPO which means if it's hard reset, It sends an sms with the new "owners" details (that annoying promt that comes up)  to a number of your choice. At the very least you have your devices new phone number which can allow tracing.Laughing

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