How to Track A Mobile Number in Bangladesh?
Mobile phones have become immensely popular within the last decade in Bangladesh and other south-east Asian countries. According to a statistic by the BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority), there were well over 157 Million mobile phone users in Bangladesh, as of January 2019. Being one of the most populous countries in Asia and the world, the number of smartphone users is set to grow incredibly in the next few years too.
Mobile phones are not necessary and have immense value for us. Apart from their expensive cost, mobile phones are incredibly important in numerous daily tasks for everyone today. So, when your mobile phone gets stolen or lost, it can be a cause for stress and worry.
Fortunately, there are several ways that you can recover your smartphone if it gets lost or stolen in Bangladesh.
Protect your mobile
To prevent stress and excessive worry in case your smartphone gets stolen in Bangladesh, then we highly advise you to follow the simple tips to ensure you do not lose any important data or details from your phone:
Tip 1 – Use Auto-Lock and Screen Password
Your mobile phone holds names, numbers, addresses, pictures, videos and an immense amount of information about others. Make sure to prevent this from getting into the wrong hands if your phone gets stolen or lost by setting the auto-screen lock feature and using a complex password to unlock it.
Tip 2 – Back Up Information
Experts advise smartphone users to take backups of their phone data regularly. This ensures that you have access to your important data even if your phone gets stolen and this data can be easily accessed from your Google account using a laptop or a new smartphone.
Tip 3 – Download Mobile Tracker App
There might be a chance that the built-in mobile tracking feature in your stolen or lost smartphone might not work, hence it is always better to have an alternate mobile tracking app downloaded and activated on your phone.
What to do when your mobile phone is stolen?
Thanks to innovations in technology, today’s smartphones can be extensively protected by downloading one of the many reliable phone-tracking apps. Most of the smartphones produced today are already set with a built-in tracking feature and you do not even have to download an additional app to secure your smartphone.
However, in case your smartphone gets stolen, there are several steps you can take to ensure its safe return or ensure the safety of your personal data and details at least.
Follow these tips in case your mobile phone gets stolen in Bangladesh:
Tip 1 – Filing a Police Complaint
The first proper step to take in case your mobile phone gets stolen in Bangladesh is to report the theft to the proper authorities. Make sure to keep the details of your stolen phone, such as its make, model, color IMEI, serial numbers, etc handy when contacting the police as these are normally required in lodging a police complaint about a stolen mobile phone. Tell the authorities in detail about when you last saw your phone and other relevant information.
Tip 2 – Contact Service Provider
Once you have lodged the police complaint the next step is to inform your mobile SIM service provider company. This is an excellent and effective step in recovering information about, or even your mobile phone itself, in case it gets stolen. In case your smartphone’s GPS features are activated, your network service provider will be able to track the SIM card/number efficiently.
In case the GPS on your stolen smartphone is turned off and hence cannot be tracked, then you can choose to request your service provider to block services to that number and render the stolen phone number ineffective.
Tip 3 – Search For Your Phone
Once you have filed the police complaint and reported the theft of your SIM to your service provider, then you can also choose to search for your stolen phone by yourself. It always helps to retrace your steps and movements during the day it was stolen as it may help with concrete information about your stolen mobile phone from a witness.
What to do when your mobile phone is lost?
In case you realize you have misplaced or lost your mobile phone somewhere, then you can follow the following tips to reclaim it:
- Tip 1 – Call Your Phone
In case you lose your mobile phone or smartphone, then the first thing you are advised to do is to make a call to your own cell phone from another phone. Once you receive an answer on the other end, you can simply state your name and inform the person on the other end that the phone they are holding has been misplaced. You can request them to meet at a time and location that is convenient for both of you and collect your phone.
- Tip 2 – Text Your Phone
In case you are calling your lost phone and no one is answering the call, then the next option is to send a text message on your lost mobile number. Simply write in your name and alternate contact details in the text and request a callback or a text in reply.
It is always smart to be aware when you go meet the person returning your lost mobile phone. Etiquettes demand that you compensate the person for their effort in helping you to reclaim your phone by rewarding them in proportion.
If those tips don’t work, try going to the places where you think you might’ve dropped your phone and start asking around if anyone has seen your mobile. If you don’t find your mobile, make sure to report it to the police and block your SIM.
What to do when a mobile number is harassing you?
Now that you know what steps to take in case your smartphone gets stolen or lost in Bangladesh, it is time to take a quick look at the solution for blocking phone numbers that can become annoying and harassing even.
These are the two tips you can choose to follow when you are annoyed with harassing phone calls from a particular number:
Tip 1 – Call 100
The BTRC takes swift actions against complaints from customers. You can choose to call on ‘100’ the new number for filing complaints with the BTRC in Bangladesh and inform them about the particular number that the harassment calls are coming from.
Tip 2 – Block The Number
Smartphone users can choose to block the particular number from using their call manager in the Settings or can call the official Grameen Phone customer care number to report the harassing mobile number and have it barred from making any further calls in the future.