Buying a new phone can be a special occasion for many. Waking up with a smile on your face on that day when you finally get to pick your new phone from the store is something that many of us will remember. There is a strange satisfaction in buying something that is brand new, especially when talking about a new brand of phone that you waited for a long time.
But what happens when that precious brand new phone gets lost? This might happen blacking out after too many beers on a night out or just being careless on the beach. Whatever the scenario may be, your brand new phone is gone.
So what can be done about it?
Many next generation phones have fail-safe mechanism that allows owners to register the phone’s ID so when it gets lost or stolen, the phone can be located with ease. It can save a lot of time and nerves. All you have to do is to report that your precious new phone has been stolen, or admit that you left it on the bench in the park, and in a matter of days your problem will be resolved.
This is all good and well, but what happens when you didn’t secure your phone’s safety by registering ID?
Maybe you were preoccupied with trying out new features and applications on the phone, or maybe you just did not find it important. Whatever the reason it is irrelevant to the matter at hand, the fact is your phone is gone and there is no going around it. After a while a bright idea comes up and you think “maybe I can find my phone using GPS”, being that every device nowadays poses GPS navigation and location system. There are couple of ways to go about it actually.
Downloading applications, found on several GPS related websites, can prove to be very efficient way to get your phone back in matter of days.
ID tracking. Locating your lost phone by pinpointing its ID signal is one of the best ways to use GPS services. Check the papers that came with phone’s instructions, they should contain basic information about your phone. Within these information there will be phone’s ID. Use this unique set of numbers, that proves you are the owner, and enter them when application ask you for phone’s ID.
Phone number tracking. Another way to locate your phone is by its phone number. Every time the phone is used it emits small electronic signals that nearby network antennas pick up. Phone-locating applications work by this principle. They monitor and search for any activities related to this particular phone number. Any network tower that pick up the signal from such number becomes top priority, and all nearby antennas are monitored in order to pinpoint the exact location. Even if the phone is not used for any calls or messages, it still emits breadcrumbs of information that can be picked up by nearby antennas. After locating the phone, notifying the police of your phones location is logical thing to do. After this all you have to do is wait for the police to deliver your phone.