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Old 09-30-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Stolen phones blacklist launches in Canada

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Cellphones, tablets and other wireless devices that have been reported lost or stolen can no longer be activated — and therefore used — on most wireless networks in Canada, following the launch of a new national “blacklist” of such devices Monday.
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about time, i just got mine stolen last week
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as i mentioned in the other thread


how does this stop thieves who simply change the imei #? its illegal to change imei's but what does a thief care about that
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how does this stop thieves who simply change the imei #? its illegal to change imei's but what does a thief care about that
It's better than nothing.
There's always a way around everything.

It's like having security for your car.
If a thief really wants to jack your car, nothing will stop them.
But you can add deterrent(s) to discourage the act.

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I don't think this is really aimed at the hardcore groups of thieves... this is more of a preventative measure for those who simply see a phone left unattended and decide to jack it in order to make a quick buck.

None of this will really deter thieves, however, if people buying used phones don't have it checked out by a service provider before handing over a handful of cash.
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There's a lot of T-Mobile phones with bad IMEI on eBay, so they won't work in Canada now too?
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U can check imei before u buy

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