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.




478 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 100410 11-Apr-2012 11:07
Send private message

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.

Create new topic
6728 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 607731 11-Apr-2012 11:27
Send private message

I believe that Telecom and Vodafone already have this.

 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 607755 11-Apr-2012 11:53
Send private message

Vodafone NZ has had a EIR for 10+ years, We share EIR data with Telecom NZ for the XT network

John



478 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 607761 11-Apr-2012 12:02
Send private message

Cool, good to know. Thanks guys

6358 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 607903 11-Apr-2012 15:20
Send private message

Why isn't 2degrees on board?

1457 posts

Uber Geek


  # 607910 11-Apr-2012 15:30
Send private message

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.   

13 posts

Geek


  # 611492 18-Apr-2012 21:24
Send private message

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

 

 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 611496 18-Apr-2012 21:26
Send private message

Eskem0: 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

?


Its IMEI

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

856 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 611498 18-Apr-2012 21:27
Send private message

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"

13 posts

Geek


  # 611514 18-Apr-2012 21:42
Send private message

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 

383 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 611667 19-Apr-2012 09:36
Send private message

Some poor CSR at a Telco will probably be yelled at by the person who has your phone about their phone not working.




Please note: I have a professional bias towards Vodafone.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.