back in November has finally come into effect, preventing mobile wireless carriers from activating phones that have been reported as stolen.A measure announced by the Canadian government
The Canadian Press reports that beginning on Sept. 30, if you report to your mobile carrier that your phone has been lost or stolen, the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number will be added to a database of ‘blacklisted’ numbers. Mobile devices on that list won’t be able to connect to the Canadian networks of service providers participating in the program.
The program will also include the data from U.S. carriers that are part of the IMEI database.
If you want to check if your device has been reported as stolen or lost, you can check the new website protectyourdata.ca, which lets you search a pre-owned phone’s IMEI number.
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