i'm going to lose my neo....

Mike Hodson mystica at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 17:14:27 CET 2007

On Nov 9, 2007 7:34 AM, Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> With a device like the Neo the biggest issue with automated "I'm
> here" messages is the risk of the battery running flat 7 the thief
> being unable to acquire a suitable charger.
> Stroller.

The way I see it, this isn't an issue if you have to ping the phone
for it to respond.  Here is my example scenario:
I find out that my phone is lost.  I text it with a magic gps
keyword/phrase and it responds with its position.  As I will most
likely be using my email account to send thru the carrier's sms
gateway, the phone will autoformat the reply as a google maps url for
ease of clicking.  I look and find that my phone is somewhere ive
never been so i know its stolen and not lost in my room.
At this point i send another keyword/phrase to tell it that its stolen.
The phone will then automatically lock down into a mode where its
still usable as a phone, so that the thief doesnt get any weird ideas
of just turning it off and throwing it somewhere cos he cant use it,
maybe let him call a few friends, but there will be NO access to the
normal phonebook, certain apps will be disabled/no longer show up, and
any attempts of texting would silently be forwarded to me along with
their recipient.  Keep the thief thinking he has a new toy for

>From here I could call the police and have them talk to the thief.
I'd provide them turn by turn directions. ;)


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