Companies Sign Agreement to Provide Anti-Theft Software in Cell Phones

As cell phone thefts continue to be a problem, the companies that make these phones are working toward a solution.

As cell phone thefts continue to be a problem, the companies that make these phones are working toward a solution.  
 
More than 10 phone makers, including Apple, Samsung and Google signed the Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment on Tuesday.
 
What this means is that starting in July 2015, the companies that signed the document will provide pre-loaded or downloadable anti-theft software for any newly manufactured smartphone.
 
The commitment outlines four key points including both wiping the phone's data as well as having that data restored if the rightful owner recovers the phone.
 

Asurion, AT&T, HTC America, Inc., Huawei Device USA, Motorola Mobility LLC, Microsoft Corporation, Nokia, Inc., Sprint Corporation, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless also signed the commitment.

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