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ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
reply to josephf

Re: What Can The Carriers Do?

I know that the CDMA carriers here block ESN's of stolen phones, but are the GSM carriers doing anything? They were supposed to be putting together a database, but I haven't heard much.

As for overseas carriers, I believe there's a stolen phone database active in Europe, so it shouldn't be too hard to merge a U.S. database with it. Don't know about other regions.

josephf

join:2009-04-26
I believe the GSM carriers already instituted the ability to block devices. Previously the could not, since service was based on a SIM card.