AT&T has announced the completion of the second phase of its stolen phone database, which enables customers to report and block stolen wireless devices.
AT&T is now able to share data on stolen phones with other GSM carriers, allowing a reported stolen phone to be disabled on AT&T's network.
Customers may report a stolen phone and suspend their service online at www.att.com/stolenphone, at an AT&T store, or by contacting AT&T Customer Care at
Within 24 hours, AT&T will block the use of a device reported as stolen.
Local AT&T officials say there are even more ways to protect your device.
"You can do things like password protect on your phone, sensitive personal information, not storing that on your phone or if you do, store in an encrypted way," says Mike Haynes, Regional Director of External Affairs.