Stolen iPhone Blocked From AT&T Network: Carrier Compiling Blocklist
Starting July 10th AT&T will not allow stolen iPhones or any other device from accessing the network as reported by Verge magazine. According to the post, the publisher has received a message from AT&T confirming that the carrier is going to introduce a system that will block any reported stolen devices. The measure will help prevent stolen or lost devices from connecting to the network.
The new policy includes compiling a list of stolen devices, and then using it to suspend the devices automatically. However, there is a catch as the user is required to contact a customer-service rep to add his phone to the list of stolen devices, and also the smartphone is required to have remote data wipe apps before suspending their device.
So, AT&T customers can now block their stolen or lost iPhone or any phone and tablets by calling customer representative. The capability will add more strength to the already any-theft features provided by the smartphone manufacturers like iOS Find My iPhone enabling users to find the phone or delete the personal data on the stolen devices.