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Old 06-23-2007, 09:45 AM
Argusy
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Default Stolen phones

My Dopod 838Pro was stolen today.

The number has already been transferred to another SIM card, but the ******* can
still put in another SIM card and make phone calls.

Who do I ring here in OZ to get the IMEI registered as a stolen phone?
I rang Telstra and they didn't want to know about it, because they only deal
with the I-Mate Jas-jams (same phone, rebadged).

I already have a police report number, as the local Fone Zone shop said I'd need
that to report it stolen, but they didn't know a phone to call either.

I just want the ******* to have as little usage out of it as possible.

I'd put out the IMEI number to all, if it's useful when it appears on E-Bay
(where else would you advertise a phone nobody can use as a phone?)

Argusy






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Old 06-23-2007, 09:52 AM
Simon Templar
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Argusy wrote:
<SNIP>
> Who do I ring here in OZ to get the IMEI registered as a stolen phone?
> I rang Telstra and they didn't want to know about it, because they only
> deal with the I-Mate Jas-jams (same phone, rebadged).

<SNIP>

Sounds like Tel$ra are being greedy again, hoping the person who stole
it will use it on their network!

I thought they were supposed to black list a phone when it was reported
stolen, maybe the loophole is if the IMEI is not registered with them?

Maybe you should contact the TIO and see what they suggest.


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<http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/client_search.client_lookup?pCLIENT_NO=157452>

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Old 06-23-2007, 11:14 AM
Argusy
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Simon Templar wrote:
> Argusy wrote:
> <SNIP>
>
>> Who do I ring here in OZ to get the IMEI registered as a stolen phone?
>> I rang Telstra and they didn't want to know about it, because they
>> only deal with the I-Mate Jas-jams (same phone, rebadged).

>
> <SNIP>
>
> Sounds like Tel$ra are being greedy again, hoping the person who stole
> it will use it on their network!
>
> I thought they were supposed to black list a phone when it was reported
> stolen, maybe the loophole is if the IMEI is not registered with them?
>
> Maybe you should contact the TIO and see what they suggest.
>
>

If I get that IMEI on a blacklist, not even Telstra will get anything out of it.
Thanks, Simon. I'll try the TIO.

*******... mumble, mumble..
I rang it continually for about twenty minutes, till the bugger worked out how
to hang up. Then five minutes later, the thief either worked out how to turn it
off, or removed the battery. That told me I wasn't getting it back.
If I get a replacement from insurance, I can at least get everything back from
the ActiveSync with my computer.
I just hope with all the police and security contacts listed, they think it's
belongs to one of the boys in blue, and makes an anonymous drop into the local
police station. (More likely to dice it into a rubbish bin)
All those contacts will know by Monday, so if any of them have a mysterious
call, they may realise it's my phone - unless I get it blacklisted first.

At the best it can only be used as a PDA, which is still a useful steal.
****, he gets a 1Gb removable memory card!! Ratzz. That cost me $90!!

*******.... bugger... (and the rest)

Argusy





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Old 06-23-2007, 12:48 PM
Simon Templar
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Argusy wrote:
> If I get that IMEI on a blacklist, not even Telstra will get anything
> out of it.
> Thanks, Simon. I'll try the TIO.


Good Luck!

> *******... mumble, mumble..
> I rang it continually for about twenty minutes, till the bugger worked
> out how to hang up. Then five minutes later, the thief either worked out
> how to turn it off, or removed the battery. That told me I wasn't
> getting it back.


Unfortunately the average thief these days is smart enough to either
reset the phone to factory or flog it off to someone who does. They
won't probably give a **** what numbers are on it. Even if they do ring
those numbers with another SIM it won't show your number even if CLI is
turned on.

Bloody phone companies piss me off when they refuse to back you up on
this sort of thing. The greed for more subscribers, even if they are
using stolen handsets is disgusting. Secondly the excess you pay for
the insurance claim will more than likely cover the real cost of the
handset so you are the only looser.


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73 de Simon, VK3XEM.
<http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/client_search.client_lookup?pCLIENT_NO=157452>

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Old 06-23-2007, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: Stolen phones

When you report your phone lost/stolen to your carrier. As long as the phone
made the last call on that network before being stolen (which automatically
transmits the IMEI). The carrier will automatically block the IMEI within
24hrs and advise all other carriers to do the same.

Check the imei status date base after 48 hrs to check if it's locked. If not
and the phone was recently used on that network, request your carrier to do
a manual IMEI block, if they refuse refer the incident to the TIO.

Australian IMEI status database is at
http://www.amta.org.au/default.asp?id=210




"Argusy" <argusy@slmember.on.net> wrote in message
news:467CDDA0.70305@slmember.on.net...
> My Dopod 838Pro was stolen today.
>
> The number has already been transferred to another SIM card, but the
> ******* can still put in another SIM card and make phone calls.
>
> Who do I ring here in OZ to get the IMEI registered as a stolen phone?
> I rang Telstra and they didn't want to know about it, because they only
> deal with the I-Mate Jas-jams (same phone, rebadged).
>
> I already have a police report number, as the local Fone Zone shop said
> I'd need that to report it stolen, but they didn't know a phone to call
> either.
>
> I just want the ******* to have as little usage out of it as possible.
>
> I'd put out the IMEI number to all, if it's useful when it appears on
> E-Bay
> (where else would you advertise a phone nobody can use as a phone?)
>
> Argusy
>
>
>
>
>




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Old 06-23-2007, 04:23 PM
Argusy
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Joel wrote:
> When you report your phone lost/stolen to your carrier. As long as the phone
> made the last call on that network before being stolen (which automatically
> transmits the IMEI). The carrier will automatically block the IMEI within
> 24hrs and advise all other carriers to do the same.
>
> Check the imei status date base after 48 hrs to check if it's locked. If not
> and the phone was recently used on that network, request your carrier to do
> a manual IMEI block, if they refuse refer the incident to the TIO.
>
> Australian IMEI status database is at
> http://www.amta.org.au/default.asp?id=210
>
>
>
>
> "Argusy" <argusy@slmember.on.net> wrote in message
> news:467CDDA0.70305@slmember.on.net...
>
>>My Dopod 838Pro was stolen today.
>>
>>The number has already been transferred to another SIM card, but the
>>******* can still put in another SIM card and make phone calls.
>>
>>Who do I ring here in OZ to get the IMEI registered as a stolen phone?
>>I rang Telstra and they didn't want to know about it, because they only
>>deal with the I-Mate Jas-jams (same phone, rebadged).
>>
>>I already have a police report number, as the local Fone Zone shop said
>>I'd need that to report it stolen, but they didn't know a phone to call
>>either.
>>
>>I just want the ******* to have as little usage out of it as possible.
>>
>>I'd put out the IMEI number to all, if it's useful when it appears on
>>E-Bay
>>(where else would you advertise a phone nobody can use as a phone?)
>>
>>Argusy
>>


Great lot of good the two phone agencies I asked.
Fone Zone transferred to number to a new SIM, but couldn't tell me the Telstra
number to ring.
The other local told me to contact the company that I bought it from.

All I had to do was ring Telstra on 125 111.

All done now. I hope the f....ing sod chokes on the Dopod. He sure won't be
making any phone calls on it.

Argusy



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Old 06-24-2007, 04:13 AM
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"Argusy" <argusy@slmember.on.net> wrote in message
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> My Dopod 838Pro was stolen today.


Commiserations

> The number has already been transferred to another SIM card, but the
> ******* can still put in another SIM card and make phone calls.


Not if youve IMEI blocked it

> Who do I ring here in OZ to get the IMEI registered as a stolen phone?


Your phone company

> I rang Telstra and they didn't want to know about it, because they only
> deal with the I-Mate Jas-jams (same phone, rebadged).


Just give them the IMEI and tell them to enter it MANUALLY.

If you have any problems, let me know

> I'd put out the IMEI number to all, if it's useful when it appears on
> E-Bay
> (where else would you advertise a phone nobody can use as a phone?)
>
> Argusy
>
>
>
>
>




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Old 06-24-2007, 04:14 AM
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"Simon Templar" <usenet@vk3xem.net> wrote in message
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> Argusy wrote:
> <SNIP>
>> Who do I ring here in OZ to get the IMEI registered as a stolen phone?
>> I rang Telstra and they didn't want to know about it, because they only
>> deal with the I-Mate Jas-jams (same phone, rebadged).

> <SNIP>
>
> Sounds like Tel$ra are being greedy again, hoping the person who stole it
> will use it on their network!


Tin-hat time

> I thought they were supposed to black list a phone when it was reported
> stolen, maybe the loophole is if the IMEI is not registered with them?


No, just a stupid CSR

> Maybe you should contact the TIO and see what they suggest.


Or just call 125111 and speak to a supervisor
>
>
> --
> The views I present are that of my own and NOT of any organisation I may
> belong to.
>
> 73 de Simon, VK3XEM.
> <http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/client_search.client_lookup?pCLIENT_NO=157452>




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Old 06-24-2007, 04:15 AM
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"Joel" <jgrealy.NOSPAM@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
news:467d2c8b@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> When you report your phone lost/stolen to your carrier. As long as the
> phone made the last call on that network before being stolen (which
> automatically transmits the IMEI). The carrier will automatically block
> the IMEI within 24hrs and advise all other carriers to do the same.


No "automatic" about it



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Old 06-24-2007, 04:24 AM
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"Michael J" <michael@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Argusy" <argusy@slmember.on.net> wrote in message
> news:467CDDA0.70305@slmember.on.net...
>> My Dopod 838Pro was stolen today.

>
> Commiserations
>
>> The number has already been transferred to another SIM card, but the
>> ******* can still put in another SIM card and make phone calls.

>
> Not if youve IMEI blocked it
>
>> Who do I ring here in OZ to get the IMEI registered as a stolen phone?

>
> Your phone company
>
>> I rang Telstra and they didn't want to know about it, because they only
>> deal with the I-Mate Jas-jams (same phone, rebadged).

>
> Just give them the IMEI and tell them to enter it MANUALLY.
>
> If you have any problems, let me know



Good to see that Telstra's customer service is still so poor that even the
simplest of requests like this require the intervention of the Ombudsman or
unofficial support from Telstra staff on newsgroups. Telstra should be
threatened with having their carrier licence revoked or restricted if they
cannot improve on their poor record. Not a thing has changed since that
Balding kid died.


>
>> I'd put out the IMEI number to all, if it's useful when it appears on
>> E-Bay
>> (where else would you advertise a phone nobody can use as a phone?)
>>
>> Argusy
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
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