Lost and stolen phones

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has published advice on what to do if your mobile is lost or stolen.

  1. Mobiles are valuable and need care and attention
  2. Use your mobile’s security features
  3. Back up your information and data
  4. Your phone has a unique IMEI serial number
  5. Notify your carrier if your phone is lost or stolen
  6. Take care if buying second hand mobiles
  7. Your carrier does not track lost or stolen mobiles
  8. IMEI blocking only applies in Australia. If you lose your phone overseas, it cannot be blocked.

Read the whole article here.

Mind your mobile manners

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has released a guide to mobile phone etiquette. Summarised, the tips are:

  1. When in doubt, always go out (of the room to take a call)
  2. If you can’t turn it off, use silent mode
  3. When required, turn your phone off and check that it is off
  4. Keep your conversations private
  5. Speak softly
  6. You don’t always have to answer – use a message service
  7. Talk to the one you’re with
  8. Don’t send inappropriate messages
  9. Respect others’ privacy when using in-phone cameras
  10. Ban the ring, not the phone

To read the whole guide, click here.