This New App Helps You to Disable Stolen Phone in Nigeria
This new app can disable your stolen phone and render it useless for those in the possesion of the stolen phone.
This new mobile application has been developed by a Nigerian company -E.F. Network Ltd. The mobile application can render a mobile device useless, to control theft and resale of stolen phones and other gadgets in the country.
According to Mr Ameh Ochojila, the company’s public relations officer “the application named ‘ephonetaxi’ will help provide solution to the growing number of stolen phones in the country and across the globe
“The application ‘ephonetaxi’ helps to lock out anyone who is unauthorised to use the phone, making it unusable and unsellable”.
He further explained that the application is designed to protect phone owners and the information stored on their phones from being compromised in the case of theft.
How Does it Work?
The application retrieves and sends the user’s stored contents to his email. The app notifies the phone owner of any on-going activity on his device.
The owner can monitor the change in SIM card and tracks the phone location including taking pictures of criminals in possession of the phone and sending the pictures to the email address of the owner.
The owner can control the phone remotely even though it’s lost or stolen. Though there is no clear explanation during the incident of phone flash.
“Once a phone is locked remotely by the owner, buying it will be a mere waste of money.”
The technical manager of the company, Mr Kelvin Raymond said that the application could also be used to trace kidnappers as it can reveal real-time location of mobile phones.
Mr Gideon Egbuchulam, Chairman of the company said that the application was one of the application lined up by the company to meet technical and software needs of Nigerians.
Egbuchulam said that the company had opened an incubation centre in Abuja where he planned to recruit brilliant young Nigerian Information Technology (IT) professionals.
“Given enabling environment, Nigerian youths will take Nigeria to the next Silicon Valley in Africa.
“Almost all giant tech companies in the world are interested in the Nigerian market and that is the reason our company is recruiting over 1000 people by the end of 2020 to support talented youths,” he said.
Currently in Nigeria, there are too many cases of stolen phones of which many of them are being sold out without trace.
This new development will not only help curb the theft and resale of stolen phones, it will also help to ascertain the data of stolen phones across Nigeria.
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