Thieves nab 22,500 LG G2's in truck heist
posted by Michael H. / Oct 26, 2013, 9:48 PM
It seems that while the truck was on its way to Louisville to a Sprint store, the driver took a bathroom break, and when he came out of the john he found his truck along with all of its cargo missing. The Indiana and Illinois state police have been contacted, as well as the FBI, but as yet there are no leads.
Of course, because these devices were on their way to Sprint, that means they need CDMA authentication to be of any use, so it's questionable how valuable these devices will even be to the persons who stole the truck. Presumably, Sprint has record of the IMEI numbers of each device on that shipment, so it will be interesting to see if this theft is tracked down fairly quickly.
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)
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Lol Kinda stupid to steal CDMA phones. It be different if they were GSM..there are many tricks to those.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 9:54 PM 14
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I'd like to know where was Vin Diesel at the time of the theft. Seriously, I couldn't find an original news source to get the details so I'll have to speculate. I don't think it was important about where it was going, but from where. If it came from a distribution center known for shipping LG electronics, the thieves may have been hoping for flat screens or some other high end (phones included). The story sounds suspect, so if i were investigating this, I'd suspect the driver.
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 12:42 AM 3
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If they sell each phone for about 500, I believe thats a little over 11 mil, they did better than TVs in that regard. But they were unlucky that they were CDMA phones, not much for a market for those in or outside the US.
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 8:29 AM 1
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The thieves obviously obviously didn't know much about phones. CDMA...smh.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 10:01 PM 6
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Some body explain to me why its a bad thing they stole CDMA phones...
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 10:23 PM 0
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No sim card, carrier must activate them.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 10:34 PM 6
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Actually all new Sprint and Verizon LTE phones do have SIM cards. However, as far as I know they still require CDMA authentication with the network, even if they are international (global GSM) unlocked.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 11:30 PM 2
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There are ways around that depending on if the IMEI numbers are in the system or not. There are some less than reputable third party dealers who would flash these phones to other CDMA carriers for the right price. I'm not sure if they still can, but that was possible a little while ago.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 11:30 PM 1
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Waiting for a GTA joke, I can't come up with one.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 10:27 PM 3
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They can still be nice 5.2 inch wifi tablets. Thats about it.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 10:35 PM 5
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well atlease they have the truck...
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 10:36 PM 8
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I bet they were really after the gas...forget the truck lol.
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 12:19 AM 0
Well since the article didn't mention it, why didn't the driver take the keys out of the ignition? Though he may have, but got jacked. Otherwise, dumb thieves.
posted on Oct 26, 2013, 10:45 PM 0
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