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Verizon's Mobile Recovery lets you find your lost or stolen smartphone

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Verizon's Mobile Recovery lets you find your lost or stolen smartphone
56% of cell phone owners lose or misplace their device at least once a month. But if you are a Verizon customer who has signed up for the carrier's Total Equipment Coverage, you can add Big Red's new Mobile Recovery plan for free. This service lets you find your lost or stolen smartphone. First, an alarm sounds which lets you know if the device is nearby. If you don't hear the alarm, Mobile Recovery will take you to the phone's last known location using GPS and giving you turn by turn directions that will lead you straight to the device. Even if the phone was  turned off or the battery was dead, Mobile Recovery will still provide you with the device's last known location.

Suppose your Storm2 is stolen and you have the top secret formulas of Coca-Cola and Kentucky Fried Chicken on it. Thanks to the Mobile Recovery service, any sensitive information on the phone can be protected by locking the handset. Phone numbers on your contact list that you want to remain secret can be remotely wiped. If the phone cannot be recovered, filing a claim with your Total Equipment Coverage protection could lead to a replacement unit in your hands as soon as the next day.

If you are a Verizon customer with Total Equipment Coverage, head over to the sourcelink to sign up for Mobile Recovery. Not only is it free, but it just might save you from the aggravation that goes along with losing your phone.. Check out some animated information about the service by clicking this link.

source: MyMobileRecovery




Verizon's Mobile Recovery lets you find your lost or stolen smartphone

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Thats awesome but i've had this idea for a long time and i'm sure many other people did too.

posted on 19 Sep 2010, 16:04

7. dZW (Posts: 23; Member since: 16 Jun 2008)


better late than never...

posted on 17 Sep 2010, 21:46

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This, after endless "Can't you track my phone and find where it is?!" However, I wonder how the GPS works when you don't have the phone to use it on, and if you're using a computer, how do you manage to keep the GPS going long enough to find the phone?

posted on 18 Sep 2010, 14:30

5. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


I book marks the last GPS transmission enterd based on a refresh times. I have mine set to check my GPS 1 time every hur and save my location, all the way until my battery reaches 10% power it will check once an hour and save my coordinance. pretty awesome.

posted on 18 Sep 2010, 00:09

3. cp hall (unregistered)


there's an app in the droid market that does this...i think it works when its off or dead but will still make a sound even if its on silent

posted on 18 Sep 2010, 05:12

4. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Yea, its called FindMyDroid I think. Its actually really cool. But if it's off, its not useful at all lol. If its on silent, you send a text like "Where's My Droid" and it'll alarm. And if you text the phone "GPS My Droid", it will send you it's location and you can see it exactly on Google Maps.

posted on 18 Sep 2010, 16:08

6. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


There used to be an app called Mobile Defense and i'm not sure why they took it off the market but it doesn't have to be on or anything and you can actually remotely activate the GPS so even if the GPS service is off it will locate your phone... you may be able to find the .apk online somewhere.

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