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My phone has been stolen in Vancouver Canada. Can it be traced through GPS? Can my service provider "find it" in the event it is hooked up again with same provider? My service provider tells me my phone "travelled" from one service area to another. Is there a way they can give me more exact location other than "Vancouvecskaleyr area"?

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Your phone does not have a GPS transmitter, only a receiver, so you can't send a signal to be tracked via satellite. If you report the IMEI, the international mobile equipment identification number, to your carrier as lost or stolen then the phone can not be used when it is blocked. They started doing this because of phone theft from US and European tourists. The only way to tell where your phone is does not give exact locations, just the service area based on your MIN, mobile identification number. As soon as you report it, that will stop as well. I wish I could be the bearer of good news. You may try calling some of your contacts to see if anybody is trying to return the phone to one of them. Also the lost and found on Craigs List is useful if the person wants to return it. Post it and offer a reward. It will be useless to them anyway and maybe you will get it back, Good luck to you.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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    Kari Villmore Feb 26, 2014

    i just bought it from amazon.com..........shouldnt be a stolen phone. could that have anything to do with it/

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