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Topic # 100410 11-Apr-2012 11:07
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I just read this on engadget this morning:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/09/us-carriers-agree-to-build-stolen-phone-database-and-blacklist/

I was just wondering if there was something similar in NZ. It's been shown to work in the UK and there are other countries adopting a similar system.

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  Reply # 607731 11-Apr-2012 11:27
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I believe that Telecom and Vodafone already have this.

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  Reply # 607755 11-Apr-2012 11:53
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Vodafone NZ has had a EIR for 10+ years, We share EIR data with Telecom NZ for the XT network

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  Reply # 607761 11-Apr-2012 12:02
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Cool, good to know. Thanks guys

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  Reply # 607903 11-Apr-2012 15:20
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Why isn't 2degrees on board?

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  Reply # 607910 11-Apr-2012 15:30
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nate: Why isn't 2degrees on board?

To boost their customer numbers faster?

I assume there's a cost involved in setting up the systems for it. Maybe its on their to-do list.   

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  Reply # 611492 18-Apr-2012 21:24
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Hi

 

 Thats odd, I had my phone stolen alittle while ago and called Vodafone to report it. All the did is block the sim.. I said I had the IMIE number but they said they didn't have that service.. 

Anyone that I can report the IMIE number to get it blocked ?

 

Cheers

 

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  Reply # 611496 18-Apr-2012 21:26
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Eskem0: Hi

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?Thats odd, I had my phone stolen alittle while ago and called Vodafone to report it. All the did is block the sim.. I said I had the IMIE number but they said they didn't have that service..?

Anyone that I can report the IMIE number to get it blocked ?

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Its IMEI

just call 777 and they should be able to do it over the phone!

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  Reply # 611498 18-Apr-2012 21:27
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Good time for this to come up again..

From NZ Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10799786 "NZ telcos mull blacklisting stolen cellphones"

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  Reply # 611514 18-Apr-2012 21:42
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Yeah that's what got me looking,

Just called 777 and was nice and easy :)  I hope someone gets a nice surprise when it gets blocked :)

 

Thanks 

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  Reply # 611667 19-Apr-2012 09:36
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Some poor CSR at a Telco will probably be yelled at by the person who has your phone about their phone not working.




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