1.2 satellite-based navigation system
made up of a network of 24 satellites
placed into orbit by the U.S.
Department of Defense
1.3 How it works
1.3.1 GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very
precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth.
GPS receivers take this information and use
triangulation to calculate the user's exact location.
2 Prevent your mobile phone from being stolen
2.1 Keep details.
2.1.1 Make a record of all your phone information and
keep this in a safe place. Include the following
elements in the information
2.2 Add a security mark
2.2.1 Use an ultra violet pen to print your post code and
house number onto both your mobile handset and
battery. This makes it easily identifiable as your
property if lost or stolen
2.3 use a security code/Password
2.3.1 This will make it less valuable to a thief and
deny them access to personal numbers stored
on your SIM card.
2.4 Register with a network operator
2.4.1 If your phone is stolen, report the loss to them immediately. Using
your IMEI number, they may be able to block your hand set and
2.5 Have your number disabled
2.5.1 In addition to reporting your phone lost or
stolen, you should also disable your phone
number (not account) so that no further
charges can be applied.
2.6.1 Sometimes this can prevent (or at least delay) the
carrier from launching a collections effort and
tainting your credit, if things get ugly.
2.7 Change Display
2.7.1 This will make your phone look like an old
monochrome one. A very experienced
hobbyist can also replace all white SMD
LEDs in the phone with lime-green ones
(better not only in display, but also in
2.8 Install anti theft software
2.8.1 There are suppliers that provide modern anti theft software
for your phone. The software enables you to remotely
contact your mobile and stay in control.
3 social problems involved with expensive services and
3.1 wasting all money on services
3.2 might have to stay at
work for longer hours
3.3 buying expensive products can lead to being a target for robbery