SIM Detective – the vigilante’s favorite BlackBerry application

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Getting your BlackBerry stolen is terrible, but knowing your BlackBerry is being used by the thief who stole it is even worse. If someone steals your BlackBerry and changes the SIM, it is very hard to track the phone and get it back.

With SIM detective, a text or email is sent to a pre-chosen friend with all the thief’s information like the IMSI, carrier, cell number and everything you need to contact the authorities and get your BlackBerry back.

This is a simple application that will hopefully save BlackBerry users a lost device.

Purchase SIM Detective for $5.99.

  • Dave

    This sounds interesting. Might be the first app I would actually pay for. Anyone use/review this?

  • Dave

    This sounds interesting. Might be the first app I would actually pay for. Anyone use/review this?

  • Charles

    I was going to say the opposite, that this would be a great free app! :-)

  • Charles

    I was going to say the opposite, that this would be a great free app! :-)

  • dana

    Wow this is exactly what I need. Would have been so useful for me two weeks ago though :(

  • dana

    Wow this is exactly what I need. Would have been so useful for me two weeks ago though :(

  • Dave

    Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. For some reason owning a BlackBerry means you are a Fortune500, power-trading, millionaire that has buckets of money to throw around. This is my only theory as to why BB Apps cost up to a hundred times(not an exaggeration) more than iPhone apps.

    Now you might be saying, “Dave. Can I call you Dave?(No.) Dave, why would you buy such a high-profile device if you are such a lowly peasant that you can’t afford the over-inflated prices of the average BlackBerry app?” To which I would reply; “Dick. Can I call you dick? Dick, if I had known the average fun/useless iApps cost as much as the must-have efficient/useful apps, I could have saved $500 by getting an iPhone. However, not being an iSheep and drinking the Steve Jobs flavored Kool-Aid, I know better hardware exists than Apple’s paltry fare.

    To make a long rant short; If I could help it, ALL BlackBerry apps would be $1. But greed is what greed charges.

  • Dave

    Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. For some reason owning a BlackBerry means you are a Fortune500, power-trading, millionaire that has buckets of money to throw around. This is my only theory as to why BB Apps cost up to a hundred times(not an exaggeration) more than iPhone apps.

    Now you might be saying, “Dave. Can I call you Dave?(No.) Dave, why would you buy such a high-profile device if you are such a lowly peasant that you can’t afford the over-inflated prices of the average BlackBerry app?” To which I would reply; “Dick. Can I call you dick? Dick, if I had known the average fun/useless iApps cost as much as the must-have efficient/useful apps, I could have saved $500 by getting an iPhone. However, not being an iSheep and drinking the Steve Jobs flavored Kool-Aid, I know better hardware exists than Apple’s paltry fare.

    To make a long rant short; If I could help it, ALL BlackBerry apps would be $1. But greed is what greed charges.

  • Dave

    Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. For some reason owning a BlackBerry means you are a Fortune500, power-trading, millionaire that has buckets of money to throw around. This is my only theory as to why BB Apps cost up to a hundred times(not an exaggeration) more than iPhone apps.

    Now you might be saying, “Dave. Can I call you Dave?(No.) Dave, why would you buy such a high-profile device if you are such a lowly peasant that you can’t afford the over-inflated prices of the average BlackBerry app?” To which I would reply; “Dick. Can I call you dick? Dick, if I had known the average fun/useless iApps cost as much as the must-have efficient/useful apps, I could have saved $500 by getting an iPhone. However, not being an iSheep and drinking the Steve Jobs flavored Kool-Aid, I know better hardware exists than Apple’s paltry fare.

    To make a long rant short; If I could help it, ALL BlackBerry apps would be $1. But greed is what greed charges.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    If this is too expensive for you, just wait a month. I’ve noticed that a lot of BlackBerry apps follow a trend that includes:

    1) High price to start
    2) Giveaways and discounts
    3) Permanent discount
    4) Freemium business model moving forward

    It doesn’t take long to go through these steps and many of these apps end up significantly cheaper than when it started.

    Although, if you’re the type who loses his/her phone a lot, buy now because $6 is nothing compared to the $600 you lose with the device.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Kyle

    If this is too expensive for you, just wait a month. I’ve noticed that a lot of BlackBerry apps follow a trend that includes:

    1) High price to start
    2) Giveaways and discounts
    3) Permanent discount
    4) Freemium business model moving forward

    It doesn’t take long to go through these steps and many of these apps end up significantly cheaper than when it started.

    Although, if you’re the type who loses his/her phone a lot, buy now because $6 is nothing compared to the $600 you lose with the device.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/2534145075 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

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