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WP7 Find My Phone Feature Also Finds Thief

March 3, 2011 No Comments



We love Microsofts free Find My Phone feature. It’s useful when you misplace your phone or if it gets ‘gulp’ stolen. Well, it happened recently to a guy over in Australia and the Find my Phone feature on his Windows Phone helped the cops nab the theif, get his phone and golf clubs back.

This comes from a local Melbourne friend who recently told me his tale:  “Friday after work I zipped down for a cheeky 9 holes of golf to wrap up the week.  After a stellar round :) , I retired to the 19th hole for a post-game debrief, leaving my golf bag outside the club house with a number of other bags, etc.”

“A very short while later, I discovered my golf bag was missing (which had my Windows Phone in the pocket).  I tried ringing the phone a couple of times to no avail, and reported the missing bag at the clubhouse – assuming that someone had mistakenly picked up the wrong bag in the fading light.”

“On arriving home, I was straight onto Windows Phone 7 “FindMyPhone”; the phone was heading north-east at a great rate of knots (I imagined a speedy getaway down an undulating dusty road!).  The phone came to rest later that night in [some 80km away].  Long story short, called police that night, made a statement next day, the police sent a unit there today and on finding my stuff charged a person with theft (and no doubt, being a goose).  [I ] Had to identify my clubs and phone later this evening at the local station whilst answering a bunch of questions from the CIB, etc. about this wonderful device called a Windows Phone!


It’s good to hear a happy ending sometimes. Go here to start utilizing the free service.

Source: itWire

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