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US Government to Create National Stolen Phone Database with Wireless Carriers

Written on April 11, 2012 by Lulu

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Top wireless carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, join forces with US Government to create National Stolen Phone Database

Four of the country’s top wireless carriers , , and have merged with US Government to track and phones, by creating the “National Phone Database”.

According to a report from , the leading carriers will not only develop a database that allows to track a phone, it also allows to block both calling and data services for blacklisted phones.

Verizon and Sprint already has the to track each subscriber’s phone using the phone unit’s unique electronic serial number. However T-Mobile and AT&T still has to develop a similar service. As of this moment, they only make use of SIM cards with their GSM phones. You can use any phone, whether it is lost or stolen, by using a valid SIM card.

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