Skyhook Wireless Helping Recover Your Lost Android Phones

skyhook_wireless2Skyhook Wireless has announced yet another partnership that takes advantage of their Wi-Fi, GPS and cell towers triangulation system.  This time it’s getting used within SIM Checker, a “security asset recovery app” for Android.   Essentially, the app helps you find your lost Android device(s).

SIM Checker lets users configure up to 3 SIM cards with the phone.  If someone inserts an unregistered SIM into the handset, an email alert is sent out immediately letting you know something is fishy. These alerts give the location of your lost phone in three ways – GPS, WiFi, and cellular network.

Grab SIM Checker out of the Android Market for free.  You can also get the donate version and show the developer a little love.

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7 Comments

  1. karam
    September 09, 18:39 Reply

    Would be funny if you could then remotely set the app to silently downloads _a lot_ of data, especially if not on a WiFi :P Also starting silent calls to pay-phones could be interesting…

  2. Taylor
    September 09, 20:54 Reply

    How does this service help users find their phone? Can it display the lost phone on a map like Mobile Defense?

  3. paru
    September 10, 12:43 Reply

    Would be funny if you could then remotely set the app to silently downloads _a lot_ of data, especially if not on a WiFi :P Also starting silent calls to pay-phones could be interesting…

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