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Mobiles, LBS and theft


As most of you know, I do a bit of work with Mobiles2Go.com, the LBS GPS mobile solutions people. Here’s a brill story I picked up today from an email:

Approximately 3 months ago my daughter took the ikids with her to the swimming pool. Later that day she calls me from a pay phone saying that she had lost it. I performed a ‘find’ and found that it was still in the same suburb. I then did a mobile route search a found that the i kids was in the same suburb but quiet far from where she was.

As I drove to the area my husband kept performing searches to see if the ikids was on the move. Thankfully it wasn’t.

When I arrived at the location where we believed the ikids was, I found that it was a residential property unknown to my daughter. I knocked on their door, spoke very politely and calmly, I informed them that this interesting little gadget would be completely useless as they couldn’t use it at all unless they wanted to contact my self. I then told them that it was equipped with GPS, and it was by that means that I found them.

What was the probability that I knock on their house of all houses in the country. I told them that I would be more than happy to call the police as I was more than definite that the ikids was at that location. They insisted that they did not have it, so I continued my search outside the house. A few minutes later a person exits the property, discards something or other and this is finally when I hear it ringing. It was my i-Kids.

I couldn’t believe someone had tried to steal it. I absolutely love this little invention.

Now I just need a chip on my keys, I can never find the darn things. Oh and don’t try this at home kids. I love the i-kids product but it just ain’t worth getting a smackeroo in the face from the local hoodlums – and some of those 7 year olds are terrifying. :p

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “Mobiles, LBS and theft

  1. There is no Soviet Union anymore, but everybody remember those great victories and defeats. We trusted in idea and we made our history through great losses…M.S. Gorbachyov www.backinussr.com/

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