Friday, February 10, 2012

Stolen cell phones should be permanently disabled to reduce muggings

Stolen cell phones should be permanently disabled, according to New York state Senator Charles Schumer, in this Aug. 2011 story by NY1 news,  (website url) here.  He says Verizon is the only carrier that permanently disables the phones to break the market in stolen phones (from street muggings).

Other carriers just disable the SIM card to protect consumer data and end the liability for the account. In the UK, carriers must permanently disable to phone by serial number,

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