Sprint announces support for industry-wide measures to help prevent smartphone theft
Sprint recently announced that it is teaming up with the FCC and the CTIA Wireless Association to help put a stop to smartphone theft, which is starting to become a serious problem. This is actually an industry-wide initiative that is also focused on educating smartphone owners on how to better protect their devices.
To go along with this announcement, Sprint also launched a new site at sprint.com/stolenphone that provides tips and tricks to help consumers better understand smartphone security. Most of these tips should go without saying, such as using a passcode on your device (and your voicemail), and using various apps such as Lookout or even Plan B. Sprint's new landing page also details procedures customers should undertake once they realize their phone is missing, such as notifying Sprint and suspending service.
While this probably isn't anything new for most G&E readers out there, it's still nice to see Sprint reaching out and educating the less-savy smartphone owners – and there are bound to be more of these less-savy users out there as more people are drawn in by the allure of the HTC EVO 4G LTE.
Sprint's full press release can be read below.[Sprint]