Lost your Phone? Here’s Plan B

Thursday 07th, July 2011 / 11:22 Written by
Lost your Phone? Here’s Plan B

Lost your phone? It can be quite painful. Not only is the phone gone, all your photos, your messages, emails, contacts are gone with it. Which is why you should’ve made a backup in the first place. Anyways, moving on, now that it’s gone, and considering the fact that most people do not set up mobile security apps like lookout that help you track your phone, what’re you gonna do? Lookout Labs has you covered again. The same guys who came up with Lookout Security, a MUST HAVE app on any smartphone, have come up with a new app that tracks your phone AFTER you’ve lost it.  Here’s what the market description says:

Plan B is the ‘find my phone’ app that you download AFTER you lose your phone.

Plan B is your last resort to find your missing phone.

This is the first and only ‘find my phone’ app that you download AFTER you’ve already lost your phone. Having Lookout on your phone is the best way to protect your phone and find it fast, but use Plan B if you have already lost your phone and didn’t have Lookout installed.

Follow these easy steps to use Plan B:

1. Install Plan B to the phone that you are trying to find from the Android Market website: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.lookout.labs.planb.
2. Plan B will start automatically and send your phone’s location to your Gmail address.
3. To locate again after 10 minutes, borrow a friend’s phone and text the word “locate” to your lost phone.

Using Plan B is simple, but requires access to the Android Market website and your Google account. (If you have an Android phone, you already have a Google account.)

After you install it, Plan B will start locating your phone using cell towers and GPS. On some phones, Plan B can switch GPS on automatically. Your location will keep updating for 10 minutes, and you will get an email each time it is located, whether the phone is moving or standing still. You can start the process again by texting “locate” to your number from any other phone. In order to locate your phone, we send you a text via SMS, so standard message rates apply.

Once you have found your phone, download Lookout Mobile Security for full protection.

Download Plan B from the Market, or just scan the QR Code to the Right.

And remember, it’s always better to have a backup!

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Drummer, Car enthusiast and wanna be rally driver, between jobs and loving it! @raghukannan

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