Sasktel adds missing phone database
Company joins ranks of wireless carriers connecting with stolen and lost phone blacklist
Sasktel has a new option for customers whose cell phones have been lost or stolen.
Missing phones can now be added to the company's new Lost and Stolen Mobile Devices Database. Carriers across the country share the information about missing technology with a national blacklist.
Sasktel spokeswoman Michelle Englot says it will help prevent the device from being registered with another provider.
"The black market for lost and stolen devices has been increasing and so this is something Sasktel is doing to contribute to reducing the theft of these devices," she said.
You can check whether a phone is on the blacklist by going to www.protectyourdata.ca.