09-21-2010 06:36 AM
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  1. Qazme's Avatar
    Hey guy ran across this over at XDA, went and found some information about it and gave it a try. This is a free service for anyone who is enrolled on Verizon with Asurion Total Equipment Coverage (TEC). It's called Mobile Recovery.

    https://www.mymobilerecovery.com/pub..._supported.jsp

    (It also works with, *shutter*, BlackBerry / Windows Mobile / and Palm devices)

    It runs in the background waiting on commands from a text message sent from their site. It can be configured to not report GPS all the way down to every 5 minutes. You can login to their site should someone steal your phone or you simply lose it. Heck even if you can't find it in your house.

    Once you download it to your phone and accept the terms you create a username and pin code via the app on the phone. Once you have it registered (takes seconds) you can goto their website and login and locate your phone, lock your phone (via the app not Android lock screen), wipe your phone (only if you use VZW backup assistant eck..), sound an alarm on your phone, and get a google map for the corresponding options.

    Really great I installed it and tried it out tonight and it works pretty good. Run in the background but doesn't really use anything! Wonderful thing and in my opinion another great advantage to having insurance on your phone. (I'm sure it cuts their costs on a phone here and there.)

    Anywho figured I would point it out for all of you.
    09-15-2010 04:13 AM
  2. chrstdvd's Avatar
    Thanks I have it set up.
    09-15-2010 05:49 AM
  3. kvaughan#AC's Avatar
    No Fascinate yet... but thanks for the information. Will keep an eye on it.
    09-15-2010 07:05 AM
  4. Revolutionary's Avatar
    It just erases contacts?
    09-15-2010 05:51 PM
  5. Qazme's Avatar
    It just erases contacts?
    Not totally sure, but it appears to delete your contacts and possibly your google account from the phone. Not 100% sure about the Google account though.
    09-15-2010 05:57 PM
  6. Ameeelia.'s Avatar
    I was way stoked for this, until I read that I had to add insurance back onto my plan in order to use it. This should just be an extra safeguard that ALL carriers allow ALL of their customers to use!
    09-15-2010 07:03 PM
  7. dubge's Avatar
    vzw must get $omething out of this
    09-15-2010 07:50 PM
  8. Qazme's Avatar
    I was way stoked for this, until I read that I had to add insurance back onto my plan in order to use it. This should just be an extra safeguard that ALL carriers allow ALL of their customers to use!
    vzw must get $omething out of this
    It's called possibly lower rates of incident, it also attracts people to purchasing insurance. If you don't have it you will wish you did when something happens. IE they recovery a phone instead of having to replace it. I'm sure Verizon is getting something out of it, it's called a free market economy.
    09-15-2010 08:49 PM
  9. carlos31820's Avatar
    It just erases contacts?
    From any computer web browser, you can do any of the following:

    Locate phone (shows you a map)
    Lock phone
    Wipe phone
    Sound Alarm sound

    You can also file an Asurion claim on the website.
    09-15-2010 11:35 PM
  10. davidnc's Avatar
    If you go to the site it sends a text message with a link to the app ,but how or where do you go to register so you have the pin to enter into it?

    Edit: nevermind I fiqured it out lol, it was a short night for sleeping but I am awake now , LOL
    09-16-2010 05:38 AM
  11. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Just set it up....awesome!
    09-16-2010 07:17 AM
  12. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Once you have the app downloaded to your phone, you run the app and it will ask for email and PIN...that is when you are creating the account. That is when you make up your PIN.
    09-16-2010 07:18 AM
  13. dubge's Avatar
    It's called possibly lower rates of incident, it also attracts people to purchasing insurance. If you don't have it you will wish you did when something happens. IE they recovery a phone instead of having to replace it. I'm sure Verizon is getting something out of it, it's called a free market economy.
    unless I am wrong Asurion handles insurance claims but I am not sure if they are owned by verizon and in that case I can see the reason but if they are not they must be getting kick back for getting people to sign up

    I also have a tracking app on my phone I paid $5 for that is very similar
    09-16-2010 07:50 AM
  14. davidnc's Avatar
    Once you have the app downloaded to your phone, you run the app and it will ask for email and PIN...that is when you are creating the account. That is when you make up your PIN.
    Yeah thats what throwed me this "early" morning ,lol the "pin thing" I was looking for a way to register online when as you pointed out that ,,"you make up the PIN number from the app itself ", an I was in then
    09-16-2010 07:53 AM
  15. KayIslandDrunk's Avatar
    Is this legit? I have a hard time believing Verizon and Asurion would release an app like this and not make it available in the Verizon section of the market. Having to go to a 3rd party site to download and install an "official" app seems a little fishy to me.
    09-16-2010 10:32 AM
  16. Qazme's Avatar
    unless I am wrong Asurion handles insurance claims but I am not sure if they are owned by verizon and in that case I can see the reason but if they are not they must be getting kick back for getting people to sign up

    I also have a tracking app on my phone I paid $5 for that is very similar
    This is free? They aren't owned by Verizon. Of course they get a kickback TEC coverage is $7.99 a month!! Come on people......

    Is this legit? I have a hard time believing Verizon and Asurion would release an app like this and not make it available in the Verizon section of the market. Having to go to a 3rd party site to download and install an "official" app seems a little fishy to me.
    Each to his own. The domain is listed as the owner being Martin Carmichael which is the COO of Asurion, it uses Asurion's DNS servers, hosted on the same IP range, and has the same contact information. Granted the contact information etc could be faked, but not the DNS servers.

    It probably isn't offered in the Verizon section of the market, because it either hasn't been approved yet, or Verizon hasn't put it up etc etc etc. If you don't trust it don't use it, simple.

    And why am I defending this APP and why are people so aggresive over something like this!? Who give a flying rats rear if someone is getting a kickback etc. I clearly stated in the first post acouple of requirements:

    1. VZW ONLY
    2. Must have TEC coverage with Verizon through Asurion
    3. Must accept the terms and create an account

    It's not some big conspiracy cover-up by Verizon to, GASP, make more money.......it merely an added option that Asurion can offer to hopefully make some people sign up for their coverage at $7.99 a month, offer people who do use it another reason why to use it, and pay Verizon their cut of the profits. Guys you know they don't do anything unless they are all making money doing it. Makes me wonder why people react like this?! This post was merely to point out to the people who have insurance on their $600 phones, who pay for TEC, and wanted a pretty cool free app for the money they are spending. Nothing more nothing less, next thing you know someone will accuse that I work for VZW or Asurion and I'm getting kick back on this, lol.
    09-16-2010 10:42 AM
  17. Revolutionary's Avatar
    Is this legit? I have a hard time believing Verizon and Asurion would release an app like this and not make it available in the Verizon section of the market. Having to go to a 3rd party site to download and install an "official" app seems a little fishy to me.
    Yes, it's legit. But apparently it has not even been announced yet (where'd you find this, Qazme?)!

    Verizon launching new Mobile Recovery service tomorrow Boy Genius Report
    09-16-2010 10:55 AM
  18. dubge's Avatar
    I bet you are getting kickback

    I only put that because VZW and their nickle and dime tactics bother me so it was a dig at them not you at all. And I know they are a business and in this to make money but just the way they do it bothers me sometimes so I throw my dig out.

    All in all if this does the same thing mobile defense does then this is a great option for anyone who has the insurance. Maybe I should install it and compare the 2
    09-16-2010 10:58 AM
  19. Revolutionary's Avatar
    I don't see why Verizon is the bad-guy for supporting new optional tech from one of its partners? If you already have insurance from Asurion (I do), this is just gravy.

    And if Asurion made it available, but Verizon didn't participate, VZW would get LAMBASTED by Asurion subscribers for not taking part.

    Get real, people. If you don't want the insurance, don't whine that the INSURANCE COMPANY won't let you use their product for free...
    09-16-2010 10:59 AM
  20. Revolutionary's Avatar
    From any computer web browser, you can do any of the following:

    Locate phone (shows you a map)
    Lock phone
    Wipe phone
    Sound Alarm sound

    You can also file an Asurion claim on the website.
    See, I'm not sure that's right. Some places it just says "wipe," but in the Learn More section it says:

    If your phone is ever lost, use Mobile Recovery to remotely erase the contacts from your device and lock your phone from use to keep your private information from falling into the wrong hands.
    09-16-2010 11:01 AM
  21. Qazme's Avatar
    Yes, it's legit. But apparently it has not even been announced yet (where'd you find this, Qazme?)!

    Verizon launching new Mobile Recovery service tomorrow Boy Genius Report
    Hummm.....ya never know

    I don't see why Verizon is the bad-guy for supporting new optional tech from one of its partners? If you already have insurance from Asurion (I do), this is just gravy.

    And if Asurion made it available, but Verizon didn't participate, VZW would get LAMBASTED by Asurion subscribers for not taking part.

    Get real, people. If you don't want the insurance, don't whine that the INSURANCE COMPANY won't let you use their product for free...
    Yeah I agree completely! I love it, doesn't slow my phone down and give me what I had been wanting but couldn't find for free.

    See, I'm not sure that's right. Some places it just says "wipe," but in the Learn More section it says:
    Another thing to keep in mind you have to be using the VZW backup assistant for that to work. Which I don't. I don't have anything that important on my phone anyways.
    09-16-2010 11:16 AM
  22. Revolutionary's Avatar
    Yeah, it's not bad for a free solution (well, free if you already have insurance, anyway) -- but it would be better if it supported full remote wipe. Who gives a crap about contacts? The sensitive stuff (i.e., steel my identity or rob me) is in emails, texts, and app data.
    09-16-2010 11:53 AM
  23. davidnc's Avatar
    I dont think I have to worry about identity theft from the info on my phone.I always delete my email,sms text.
    App data is a non-issue
    The contacts pfft yeah not a big thing either if its not me they will just hang up.
    But it was still a cool app and I got it on my X already had another free similar one on my Dinc
    09-16-2010 12:08 PM
  24. Chillout80s's Avatar
    Just signed up for this, looks pretty cool. Im still keeping "lookout" though for now till I can try this out. I don't want to keep my gps on all the time though and crush my battery.
    09-16-2010 01:15 PM
  25. dubge's Avatar
    I never said they were the bad guy but just that something must be in it for them.

    And it is free for now unless they pull the same thing that they did with the football app.....offer it free then change it to needing Vcast at $10 a month
    09-16-2010 01:38 PM
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