The anti theft mobile app, TARA, was launched last Tuesday and is attended by Jun Lozada who developed the app along with MyPhone president Jaime Alcantara.
The app is now available for MyPhone users for free. TARA which stands for Theft Apprehension and Asset Recovery Application, features a non-stop alarm that says “magnanakaw! magnanakaw!”
Mobile users must first register or create a TARA account, providing basic information. If ever the phone is stolen, the owner may activate TARA via text or call.
The mobile user, through another handset, should text LOCK plus the 6-digit PIN (eg. LOCK123456) and then send it to the number of the stolen device or simply call TARA hotline numbers: 847-82-72 (landline), 0917-873-5107 (Globe) and 0925-800-8272 (Sun).
The app also includes the Data Wipe feature to secure important and confidential data stored in the gadget. This additional feature can be activated via TARA hotlines.