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Archane mobile wisdom

Archane mobile wisdom
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Tip: do this before your mobile phone is stolen!
(translation: that means ‘cell phone’ to you bloggers in the United Snakes of America)

You may find the tip below of interest but hopefully you will never have to make use of the knowlage.

A little ‘get your own back’ if you have your mobile stolen.To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone:

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it safe.

Should your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then block your handset so even if the thief changes the Sim card your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that the thief can’t use/sell it either. If everybody did this, there would be no point in stealing mobile phones!

Impart this archane wisdom to as many people as possible.

Dave Shaw
Samizdata admin technoblogger

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