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Registered: ‎03-10-2011
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Stolen blackberry curve 8520

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My blackberry was stolen today. pin xxxx was shocked to find out that rim has no way to track a stolen blackberry, so i was hoping that the next time the pin xxxxxx was activated you could contact me at xxxxxxxx.its rim on the top of modern technology and yet cant track a pin ?

 and if there is a chance i can track it plz tell me

 

 

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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

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Trust them, there's no way they can track it. Trust me, too Smiley Happy

 

Would you really desire just any tom, di ck or harry working in a RIM tech center to be able to pull up your PIN and track you down and see where you were? Really? I don't. Wow, what an infringement of freedoms.

 

Now, if perhaps YOU had preinstalled the necessary tracking application like SmrtGuard or Roblock or BlackBerry Protect, you could instantly determine where you're device was located (if you wanted to really place cops and robbers).

 

Anyway, no, RIM doesn't. You need to report the device stolen to your local police and to your carrier and have your SIM locked down so that charges are not run up on it. Some carriers will block the PIN from further registration, some won't do so.

 

Sorry for your loss.

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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

Thanks for the response. but it would help if rim had that you know.

So what if my Pin is used by a next person like a week later can i re add my pin of a friends phone and find the person that took it ? thats possibkle since the pin doesnt change right ?

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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

 


AlbertSey wrote:

Thanks for the response. but it would help if rim had that you know.


 

Oh, perhaps you misread my resposne. RIM does have that. You just have to install it.

Several third party applicaitons have that, you just need to install it.

It's like insurance on your automobile... its there waiting for you, but you must take care of the intallation BEFORE you need it. Makes sense to me.

 


AlbertSey wrote:

So what if my Pin is used by a next person like a week later can i re add my pin of a friends phone and find the person that took it ? thats possibkle since the pin doesnt change right ?


 

Sure you can do that. If the device is on, and being used.

 

Since a great majority of small electronics which are actually stolen, are sold for drug money and/or pawned for cash, etc., and/or actually used for drug dealing, I would advise that if you contact this person and go after it, you are well-armed and don't expect to easily retrieve the device.

 

My best overall advice stands from my initial post. Let it be.

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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

I don't know if this is the correct thread to add this onto but I have a really bizarre thing happening with my old phone.

 

My bb was stolen before Christmas and I blocked everything with O2 and just accepted that I was not going to get it back,

 

But, just today my flatmate re-added my bbm pin to her phone and it was accepted and there is someone replying. I think they know that it is stolen and have only replied once but I was wondering if there is anything that can be done to trace the pin?

 

O2 are baffled as they say that the device is blocked but there is definitely someone replying and I would really like to find out what can be done, please help!!!

 

Thank you

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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

Charlotte, welcome to the Forums.
You want to trace your old PIN? You really didn't read this thread, did you?
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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

I need advice - do you have anything constructive to add?

 

Maybe directing me as to who can help and not being so rude?

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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

Charlotte, I'm not being rude. I already answered your question above, but to repeat: unless you've preloaded an app on the device to track it, there's nothing you can do. So, what more constructive can I do than point you directly to the answer?
I hope you have a good day.
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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

Maybe be aware of how you word things in the future.

 

So how is it that my bbm is even being used when O2 has blocked the device?

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Re: Stolen blackberry curve 8520

Well I guess wording is how you read it. Or don't. Smiley Wink
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