one of the problem i can think of....is the the car thief remove the sim card
in the handphone.... !
BTW, any idea whether celcom or digi offer this services ? how much is the monthly charges ?
Well, once the thief discovered your hidden phone....your are defeated. You lose, thief win that's it.
Only maxis and digi offer friend finder service. Activate Holink 365 or Digi Super Long Life in order to get 1 year validity period without reload.
Stolen car recovered -- thanks to good old handphonehttp://www.sun2surf....le.cfm?id=30813
Stolen car recovered -- thanks to good old handphone
by Kong See Hoh
PETALING JAYA (March 5, 2009): A car owner recovered his stolen vehicle with the help of a handphone he hid in the car and a telco company's Friend Finder service, Sin Chew Daily reported today.
Relating his story, the owner described how car thieves are able to disable the car alarm system by drilling a small hole near the taillight where the "control panel" of the security system is located.
The owner, identified in the report only by his surname Yap, found his Toyota Camry missing from the car park of a hypermarket in Johor Baru at 9pm on Sunday.
He lodged a report at the police headquarters and told police he had a handphone hidden in the car which can help them locate the missing car with the assistance of the Friend Finder (FF) service provided by a telco.
He also showed the investigation officer the search result of the FF service but the latter appeared not very convinced.
Yap said the search result showed that his car was in Taman Nusa Bestari 2.
He said although the officer was still doubtful of his self-made tracking system, the latter promised to follow up on it and contacted the Skudai police for assistance.
In the meantime, Yap and his friends wasted no time and launched their own search at 10.30pm after lodging the police report.
Three-and-a-half hours later, they spotted the car parked in an alley about 1km from the Nusajaya police station.
Yap said he subscribed to the FF service about a year ago and turned it into a tracking system.
He said all he has to pay is for a handphone costing not more than RM100, a RM50 prepaid card and a monthly service charge of not more than a month.
It is much cheaper than subscribing to an anti-theft satellite tracking system which costs several thousand ringgit to install on top of the monthly service charge, he said, and all he needs to do is ensure the phone does not run out of battery.
He said when he first recommended it to friends, they poked fun at him.