View Full Version : Tracking down phones
9th Apr 2012, 5:00 PM
Alright, so I just recently lost my cell phone - a BlackBerry - and I'm wondering if there's a way to track it. :( A few days ago, someone messaged my mother using my lost phone's number claiming that he/she had found my phone and asked where to return it- but afterwards, it could not be contacted further (SMS aren't replied/read, phone calls are unavailable, etc), and that person did not give his/her own contact number. I asked around and most said that I need to have a tracking software installed on the device, but since I do not have such programs, so I'm asking if there's an alternate method of tracking down the phone (using its PIN number, for instance). :help:
9th Apr 2012, 7:50 PM
Unfortunately, I don't think there's a way to retrieve it without a tracking program or something on it.
I lost my Blackberry when I was in school, and I thought they could track it. So my mom called support and they told her there was no way to track it. I never got it back and it never turned up in lost and found so someone just stole it... It's hard to tell if they were being honest or if they just didn't want to bother because they knew I'd have to pay for a new one. I'm sure there is some way to track it by phone towers but I doubt any of them would go through that trouble when they can get more money by making you buy a new one.
The person that sent your mom the message might just be busy or something and hasn't has time to reply. You could always wait a few days and try again.
Or the phone could have died, also. In which case you'll just need to hope that they charge it so they can find out where to return it to. Or they may have decided to keep it.
Either way, the chances of getting it back are pretty slim. :/
It's probably a good idea to call the phone company and let them know it was lost. Otherwise, the person could end up using it themselves and giving you a huge phone bill.
10th Apr 2012, 2:09 PM
Well, it's a prepaid card, so if they want to keep and use it, they'd have to pay their own bills, but that's besides the point.
Anyway, I fear that the person isn't a BlackBerry user, and couldn't charge the thing if the battery died.
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