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Top message:  Can't wait by newfoneguy   Dec 11, 2012, 3:22 PM

Replying to:  Re: Can't wait by TheRickster   Dec 11, 2012, 3:41 PM

Re: Can't wait

by Vmac39    Dec 12, 2012, 3:01 PM

That's assuming a couple of things. First, you have to hope that it even gives you accurate info. Second, even if it does, what if the theif lives in an apartment or housing complex? The service isn't going to give you that much detail on the exact address. It only gives approximates, anywhere from 100ft to 500ft. That's depending on if it is using the GPS or cell towers to triangulate the position.

Most likely, the police will just do a theft or robbery report and you will have to get a new phone, anyway. There are cases and I have a friend who managed to recover a phone using this type of service. But, it took him basically convincing the police to make the effort, by telling them that he was at the last know address. Obviously, I'm not telling anyone to do this. I considered his situation a rare case and he was fortunate. The easier thing to do would be to report it stolen to your provider and erase the phone remotely.

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