Buying Used Cell Phone? Check for Bad ESN/IMEI Number

We all love our cell phones so much that we can’t even think of spending a day without it. It happened to me recently when I lost my phone on road. I have a Samsung Note 2 which I really liked. Fortunately, I also have mobile insurance plan which allowed me to get a replacement device (for some cost) within couple of days but spending those two days were not easy. This was when I came to know about an all different world of used phones and the ESN numbers.

So for all those who are new to this and don’t have much information on buying used phones, here are some useful facts that you should know. These days almost all the major carriers sell their phones with a contract for like 12 months or 24 months, which is why they sell the phones at a very cheap rate of like $200 (for a phone which is about $600). So why are they heavily subsidizing this? The answer is simple; they wish to keep their customers with them for a long time. Continue reading “Buying Used Cell Phone? Check for Bad ESN/IMEI Number”

Track, Lock or Erase your Lost or Stolen Android phone with Google Android Device Manager

If you are guy who travel a lot, then you are more prone to losing your phone than the other guys. Well it’s not a criteria but anyone can lose or get their phone stolen from anywhere or anytime. There are lot many apps that you can install to keep a track of your phone and can also go for mobile insurance which the network providers provide but the reason why I am writing a post today on this is that you can keep a track of your phone without installing any app and using a service from a trusted brand called Google.

If you have a recently updated Android phone you must be having the Google Android Device Manager by default in it and this is what will keep your phone secure. The service was released in August last year and you can make use of this free service to track, lock or even erase the contents on your phone remotely. Continue reading “Track, Lock or Erase your Lost or Stolen Android phone with Google Android Device Manager”