AT&T is readying to launch a new service to report and block stolen phones. The new service will make the handset useless to a thief by putting it on a “blocklist” if it gets stolen. Read on for more…
The AT&T’s new service is expected to block voice, data, and SMS service for individual phones and tablets, while keeping their overall account intact.
If your smartphone gets stolen, now you will be able to call AT&T. That said, the carrier will lock it down and prevent it from being used. While, who reported the phone stolen will only be able to request to reactivate service.
There’s talk that the system is part of a broader effort by the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirmed to us that it wants its database to work across all LTE phones on all carriers no later than Nov. 30, 2013, though.
“We will install this availability next week for AT&T phones on our network and are working toward a cross-carrier solution later this year,” an AT&T spokesman said.
The AT&T’s ‘block stolen phone’ service is expected to launch on Tuesday, July 10. Stay tuned for more.
Via – The Verge