The ban on stolen cellphones, which was born in Weston, has succeeded, according to an article in The Star.
Kugan says he only buys used phones from a trusted wholesaler and turns away at least five customers a day who want phones unlocked.
“I don’t unlock them. I tell them go to the web site,” says Kugan, referring to protectyourdata.ca, the CWTA website that allows users to check up to two IMEI numbers a day against the list. “They don’t come back.”
Frances Nunziata and Mike Sullivan pushed for a national database of stolen phones because young people in Weston were being mugged, often after school. Stolen phones cannot be reactivated, and are therefore much less valuable.