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Samsung introduces two anti-theft features for the Verizon and U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5

0. phoneArena 06 Apr 2014, 17:06 posted on

Samsung is adding two new anti-theft features to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Neither of them is a "Kill Switch," which is what law enforcement officials would prefer. A bill that would mandate the inclusion of a "Kill Switch," is currently awaiting action in the Senate. By allowing a phone to be remotely shut down, it could be less of a target for thieves, who would have no place to sell the fruits of their illegal activity...

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posted on 06 Apr 2014, 17:17

1. Sauce (unregistered)


"Find My Mobile" lol. They might as well call their phone color iPhone Black.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:00 1

11. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


You'd figure they would call it "Find My Galaxy"

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 23:36 1

14. Sauce (unregistered)


That's really asking for it lol

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 17:31

2. fzacek (Posts: 1671; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Why does Verizon have to be so annoying...

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 17:54 4

4. theo14461 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Because they suck.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 17:38

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 11332; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Anti theft is designed to stop the theft of the device. Such as a kill switch to keep a car from starting and going in gear. This is not anti theft, the person is. Try and take mine without a gun, and the jedster will go hulk on that a$$

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:00 5

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2128; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It's anti-theft cause if the thief knows the device is useless due to the kill switch, he/she won't risk 5 years in jail for nothing, hence stopping him/her for going for the crime. Which is why it's called anti-theft, quite logical.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:11 5

6. true1984 (Posts: 590; Member since: 23 May 2012)


thats called a theft deterrent. it doesnt actually prevent theft, it just makes people think twice

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 19:30

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 11332; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You hit the nail on the head. There's a huge difference, _Bone_ just wanted to discredit my post, he's a hater. +1 for knowing the difference bro

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 19:35

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11332; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"If"? When he pulls a gun on you, and demands your phone, is he thinking if? When he runs by, and snatches it without even knowing which phone it is, is he thinking if? If you simply want to discredit my post, you should think first.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:36 1

9. MrOCD (unregistered)


Apple - Find My iPhone
Samsung - Find My Mobile
Apple - Activation Lock
Samsung - Reactivation Lock
LOL Am I the only one who noticed this?

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 23:01

13. The-Sailor-Man (limited) (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I see, you smell $2 billions here. Right?

p.s.
Must tell you, that we have this on our Galaxys long before S5.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 06:06

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 11332; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope ;)

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:45 3

10. Augustine (Posts: 717; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Ahem, any Android device can install Device Manager to locate and wipe it out remotely: http://goo.gl/qHpG0P

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:48 1

12. TheNeighbor (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Install Cerberus and you can get pictures of whoever stole your device.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 06:36

16. greenlife (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


the samsung phone in the picture looks very cool

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