Why don't carriers want a 'kill switch' for stolen phones? ... Cell phone theft is one
of the biggest crimes in the U.S. Some people think a kill switch could be the ...
Jun 24, 2014 ... The smartphone kill switch appears to be on its way to every ... It's a piece of
software installed in every new phone that can disable a stolen handset. ... able
to call your carrier or use a website to send a “kill” signal to your phone. ... For a
long time, the telecoms industry was against the idea of a kill swi...
Jul 27, 2015 ... The phone-locking kill switch has been widely hailed as a powerful deterrent to ...
to technologists and other people who work on smartphone theft prevention.
Thieves also have learned to immediately turn off a stolen phone to ... CTIA-The
Wireless Association, which represents phone makers and carriers, ...
Apr 16, 2014 ... The "kill switch," a system for remotely wiping data and shutting down ... to protect
wireless users in the event their smartphones are lost or stolen," ... smartphone
makers who have signed up, along with carriers AT&T, Verizon, ... of smartphone
thefts each year by providing anti-theft tools on futu...
Jul 1, 2015 ... Smartphone 'kill switch' law takes effect in California ... with software that lets
users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell. ... of
mobile carriers, which have lucrative deals with insurance partners.
Feb 27, 2015 ... According to the National Consumer League, a “typical stolen iPhone” can fetch
around $200. ... effort between wireless companies and cell phone
manufacturers to ... All in all, the kill switch is thwarting smartphone crime.
Apr 18, 2014 ... That's nearly double the estimate of phones stolen during 2012. ... at Creighton
University, shows overwhelming support for this anti-theft technology. ... of a kill
switch last year, but American wireless carriers have consistently ...
Q: What do the wireless companies do to curb mobile device theft? ... By adding
these apps now, in the event your smartphone is stolen or lost, your personal ...
Legislation that requires kill switches on smartphones is impractical since
regulation will .... Q: What's in the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment”
Apr 16, 2014 ... Phone Makers and Carriers Agree to Add Anti-Theft Kill Switches to Smartphones
... that is on the smartphone in the event it is lost or stolen. 2.
Jul 21, 2014 ... Why governments are scrambling to pass smartphone kill-switch laws. 0 unreads
85 ... Many smartphones already have anti-theft features. By now ... These
products are not stolen, several companies told The Verge in June.