How to recover your stolen mobile phone?


Have you lost your mobile phone or are you worried if someone would steal it? Finding your stolen mobile is possible. In this article I have provided the steps for safeguarding your mobile and what to do to recover your stolen mobile phone.

How to recover your lost mobile?


As people are buying more and more costly mobile phones, one of the main concerns is now the safety of the mobile phone. We must take some precautions regarding safeguarding our mobile phones and know how to trace it if it gets lost or stolen. Not only will you lose your hard earned money, but contact numbers, important mails and messages, pictures- all will be gone.

What precautions to take to safeguard your phone?


First and foremost you need to know the IMEI number of your phone.

IMEI number(International Mobile Equipment Identity) is the single most powerful thing to track your mobile phone. Each mobile phone has its own unique IMEI number and one can trace it using the same.

You can find the IMEI number of your phone by checking on the box of the mobile phone, on the cash receipt from the shop or by manually checking on the phone. For that you need to follow these steps:

Just dial *#06# on your mobile phone. A number will flash on the screen, it is your IMEI number. In case of dual or triple SIM (Subscriber identification module) mobiles there will be 2 and 3 IMEI numbers respectively. It is best to note down all these IMEI numbers at a safe place.

You can also download various phone tracking software in your mobile. Also some antivirus software provide you the facility of tracking your phone if it is lost.

What to do if mobile phone is stolen or lost?


First and foremost, call your number to make sure that you haven't misplaced it. If it is really lost, you can take the following steps-
  • Rush to your nearest police station and lodge an FIR. Provide them your phone's IMEI number. Here is a sample letter to register a police complaint.

  • Email your IMEI number to cop@vsnl.net. This will also lodge a complaint for your lost mobile phone.

  • You can call your service provider and in case the person who took the mobile made a call, you can easily trace his/her location. You can also bar (block) your number from making calls.

  • If you had already installed the tracking device in your mobile, then the instant the person removes your SIM card and inserts another SIM card, a message will be sent to a previously determined number (you must select it) and provide the details about the new SIM card.

  • In case you are unable to find your mobile phone through any of the given methods, then you can claim theft insurance on your mobile provided your phone is under warranty. At least half the price of the mobile phone can be recovered from the insurance.


  • Conclusion


    Finding a lost mobile may be a bit troublesome, so it is best to safeguard it. The anti theft software don't cost much but can secure your costly mobile phones. Also going to Police station for a mobile phone may sound silly and full of hassles, but in the end you will get your mobile and that is what counts the most.


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    Comments

    Guest Author: lakshmiprasanna05 Apr 2013

    I have lost my mobile phone today ie 5/4/2013 and my name is Lakshmiprasanna. I am living in Goutamnagar and phone model isst2112 classic silver. Last number I have used is 8801923543 and I missed the phone the today and my IMEI NO is 35381105-034831-0 and I am requesting you to please inform the information as soon as possible. I have important dates to attend the interview.

    Guest Author: kamal nath01 Feb 2014

    cop@vsnl.net is not active at all. You can check it on www.verify-email.org
    But if you have lost your mobile then visit below mentioned site and enter your IMEI no , if somebody would have found your lost mobile and would be willing to give it back to you then he would have registered that phone in this site as “found" and then you can contact and get your phone back; but if its not listed their then you can report your lost phone there and announce reward to find it, as soon as anybody will get you'll informed; it excellently works I used it. Site link is https://www.3gadgets.com/chk_auth.php
    other reference sites:
    trackimei.co.in
    imeitrack.org

    Guest Author: pankaj13 Mar 2015

    My mobile was lost on 8 March, 2015 (Sunday) Mobile use my fadher he was some working aeri near Bhavnagar Terminal Railways station, my running on activa this time lost my mobile
    Please note my complaint for my lost mobile phone.

    my INTEX Aqua Y2 Pro Blue & Black mobile, India.
    its a duel sim mobile phone
    IMEI No :- 911403807151505
    IMEI No :- 911403807151513
    BAT : 443619
    CHAR No : 363932

    Purchasing Shop : Poojara Telecom Pvt Ltd,Bhavnagar,Gujarat.
    Customer Name: PANKAJBHAI GALCHAR
    M - 9033217762
    Amount : 4030/-
    Invoice No : SI/BVN/13808
    Date: 05/02/2015
    CIN No : U64202GJ200PTC43007
    S.T Reg No: AADCP0909KST001

    If possible kindly block these IMEI,
    or please guide me how to block.
    And this is my mail id: galcharpankaj@gmail.com

    Guest Author: pankaj13 Mar 2015

    My mobile was lost on 8 March, 2015 (Sunday) Mobile use my fadher he was some working aeri near Bhavnagar Terminal Railways station, my running on activa this time lost my mobile
    Please note my complaint for my lost mobile phone.

    my INTEX Aqua Y2 Pro Blue & Black mobile, India.
    its a duel sim mobile phone
    IMEI No :- 911403807151505
    IMEI No :- 911403807151513
    BAT : 443619
    CHAR No : 363932

    Purchasing Shop : Poojara Telecom Pvt Ltd,Bhavnagar,Gujarat.
    Customer Name: PANKAJBHAI GALCHAR
    M - 9033217762
    Amount : 4030/-
    Invoice No : SI/BVN/13808
    Date: 05/02/2015
    CIN No : U64202GJ200PTC43007
    S.T Reg No: AADCP0909KST001

    If possible kindly block these IMEI,
    or please guide me how to block.
    And this is my mail id: galcharpankaj@gmail.com



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