lost phone ! cant help but feel sorry for myself !!
In a family function in Barelly , UttarPradesh , 3 days ago , I lost my beloved phone samsung galaxy grand quattro ( Model : GT 18552 ) .
This was a phone I truly loved and felt was much smarter than me . I kept it by my bedside as I sleep and never once dropped it hard on floor or anywhere careful not to scratch the surface even one bit . Infact I bought some fancy covers for it as well , for it remain as shiny and pear;y white it was .
As the realization of actually having lost in sunk , deep in my heart I felt a throbbing ache . I knew this feeling . I experienced it once earlier when back in my college 3rd year someone skillfully stole my phone from my bag while I happily sat inside the examination hall to complete my university exam . I cried buckets that day . But not this day . Today I was determined to catch the thief . After all what is all this technology for .
I took a deep breath and began
Step 1 : Android device manager :
no use since the thief had already turned off my mobile , hence no GPRS or 3G or data packet to send the location updates or receive the lock device notification
Step 2 : Airtel Customer care :
Now this was really a pain , endless IVR and DTMF inputs , like press 1 to listen in english press 2 to listen in hindi , press 3 to hear about airtel tv , press 4 to know your account balance ….
Its not only irritating but patient testing as well . Anyways after passing through the maze of numerous voice menus and pressing number buttons i made it to the call attendant who bluntly replied that nothing can be done except for a police complaint . 😦 So I just asked for blocking of SIM and inquired about duplicate sim retrieval , which i got 2 days later and activated after couple of hours with payment of 25 Rupees .
Step 3 : Use Samsung Find My mobile service
No good . I was pretty sure the thief had probably taken out the battery and SIM . Any seasoned mobile thief would know that mobile is untraceable once the sim and battery are out .
Step 4 : Track IMEI number on internet for missing phone
I also tried to register a account with the global lost mobile using IMEI number
So far no positive results . Hope is on never the less .
Step 5 : Make a police complaint
Looking back at everything else this was the only sensible thing I did
I continue the search till today …..