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  • Aug 23, 2014
  • Updated: 3:01am

Sim Lock

HK cold on blocking phone thefts

The government is being urged to follow the American approach to tackling mobile phone theft by setting up a centralised reporting system with key service providers.

Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am

Police want Sim-ple way to catch up with mobile criminals

Frontline police have called for a change in the law to regulate the sale of prepaid mobile phone SIM cards which they say have become the communication tool of choice for criminals.

But their call - which would bring Hong Kong in line with an increasing number of overseas jurisdictions - has been met by a wall of concerns over privacy from lawmakers.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

3G user frustrated by problems with phones

I am a desperate and unlucky user among the thousands who have complained about the same problem found in 3G mobile phones.

I use a NEC C616 and these problems occur routinely, up to 10 times a day:

Dropped lines during 2G/3G calls (while travelling and even staying in one place);

30 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Mainland shift looms on mobiles

China's domestic mobile handset manufacturers are set to snatch a greater market share from their foreign rivals this year, according to the mainland telecommunications regulator.

The Ministry of Information Industry (MII) yesterday said that of 95 million mobile handsets expected to be output in China this year, 20 per cent would be made by 12 domestic producers.

6 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Police can do more to curb cellphone thefts

I really wonder why police do not bother tracking stolen mobile phones when the means exist for them to do so.

Each mobile phone has an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number that identifies the handset to the network operator.

The IMEI will remain the same even if the SIM (that is, smart card) phone number is changed.

23 Jul 2002 - 12:00am