On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 09:29:54AM -0500, Jim Gettys wrote: > One conversation we've had with a person in the field is that if there > is a way to make the machine non-functional if it is stolen may decrease > theft, if this behavior is advertised widely. Yes! Good idea. Reliance provides mobile phone service in India. All the Reliance phones work like this. I recently had my phone stolen. I reported the theft to Reliance. They blocked the number. The thief contacted us and returned the phone (without confessing guilt ;-).
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