US Government to Create National Stolen Phone Database with Wireless Carriers
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 Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have merged with US Government to track lost and stolen phones, by creating the “National Stolen Phone Database”.
According to a report from Wall Street Journal, 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 technology 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.View Article Source »