On Fri, 26 Nov 2021 13:03:37 -0800, sms <scharf...@geemail.com
>Perhaps the finder was able to unlock the phone, go to settings, and
>look at the APN.
Good idea. On Android 11, try:
Settings -> Networks & Internet -> Mobile Network
-> Advanced -> Access Point Names
Mine shows: TRACFONE XXXXXXX
Incidentally, using several SIM Information type apps, the Operator
Name is "Not Available". I recall this appeared in Android 10 when
Google decided that having apps read some records on the SIM card was
a bad idea.
Yep. Also try LTE Discovery:
It's a bit buggy, but still useful. You may have to kill the app
after exit as it continues to run with no way to cleanly exit.
Settings -> Apps -> LTE Discovery -> Force Stop
>> Next time you contrive story for the occasion, please try to make it
>> more believable.
>LOL, he didn't realize that there were people like you that could easily
>debunk his story.
Well, I think he knew. He fabricates stories and events quite often.
It's mostly a question of whether anyone cares enough to point out the
errors and problems. What bothers me is why he does it so often? A
day doesn't pass without revisionist history, amazing facts, superior
expertise, and financial gains. Approximately 1/3 of all postings in
RBT are authored by Tom. My guess(tm) is he's trying to attract
attention. Post something wrong and everyone (including me)
immediately offers a correction. Fairly soon, he's the center of
attention. I've spent most of my life trying to avoid being the
center of attention, but Tom seeks the opposite.
>As an aside, it's a good idea to put some contact information on your
>phone case, an e-mail address or a different phone number, so you can be
>contacted if someone finds your phone.
Done. I have a clear vinyl crash protector on my phone. I slide my
business card between the back of the phone and the case, so it's
>And put that on the lock screen as well.
Also Done. See below.
>I've found lost phones and it's hard to find the owner because
>there's no identifying information.
>On Android there's a Lock Screen setting that lets you add contact
>information. On iPhone it's more of a hassle, you have to use something
>like Microsoft Paint to create wallpaper with your contact information
Too much trouble. I prefer:
Settings -> Search for "Add text on lock screen"
I have too much info on the lock screen, so it scrolls back the text
like a Time Square sign. I just tweaked it to my full name, home
phone, and email address.
>If Tom's story is true, then he was lucky that someone answered the
>phone and that the battery didn't discharge before someone found it.
Yep. However, most people have a few spare chargers left over from
previous phones. Then the problem is reduced to micro-USB, USB-C, or
Apple Lightning connector.
>And of course, as you state, you can always use your computer to find
>your phone (as long as it's on).
That's what I do when I get involved in a lost phone problem. The
problem is that I need their Google login and password in order to
find their phone. Most people are willing to tell me these, but since
logins are almost automatic these days, the don't recall either. I
then go to a machine which they have used to login to their account,
and fish out the info from their browser saved logins. So much for