What are the chances that you can recover a lost smartphone using a locator feature?
dbrown 2 years ago
It may be a sign that my standard for entertainment has dropped, but I followed the search for NYT columnist David Pogues iPhone this morning like it was an episode of Breaking Bad. For those with more exciting lives who missed the adventure, Pogues iPhone was lost/stolen, and he used the Find My iPhone feature, along with the local police, to locate the device in real time while it was blogged about on Gizmodo complete with streetviews of the location. The iPhone's odyssey ended when police recovered the wayward device in the grass outside where Find My iPhone said it was. Good story and nobody got hurt.
One of my co-workers son lost his android a few months ago, and was only able to locate it within a 400-500 yard area using a locator service. His story ended with a trip to the store and the purchase of another phone.
It makes me curious; How often does the locator actually result in recovery of the phone? Anyone have any experience themselves?
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