Itch3: Anti-lost/theft protection

Aaron Coats aaron at
Wed Feb 28 20:44:49 CET 2007

This seems like it would encourage the thief to destroy the phone,  
remember, he/she stole it it isn't worth much to them.  Now if the  
audible message were something like, "I'M LOST, HELP ME FIND MY  
OWNER"  the the thief might be guilted into giving the phone back and  
might not be as likely to smash the thing under their heal.  An  
option would be to have the owner record what ever message they want.

On Feb 28, 2007, at 6:22 AM, s.jolicoeur at wrote:

> This way not only will the thief will be surprised it would  
> obviously alarm everyone around him and the only way to turn the  
> msg off would be to remove the battery. Either way the thief would  
> "stand out" from the crowd and be more easy to spot.
> *Better yet why not modify the phone to incorporate a small watch  
> battery under a screwed cover to keep the "Stolen Mode" active even  
> if the thief manages to pry open the back panel and remove the  
> primary battery.

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