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My phone has been stolen. I do not want the thief to have access to any of my personal information such as calls, texts, and information saved in the phones contents. Is there any possible way I can get this information erased from my phone?

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Sorry to hear about your phone being stolen. If you can get PlanB set up on it and locate your phone, be careful with the action you take against the thief. –  Dunhamzzz May 10 '11 at 12:25
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As long as your phone still has battery power left and is still switched on and connected to the phone networks, you can use one of the phone wiping apps that specifically advertise that they can be remotely installed and used after the phone is stolen.

From a quick search of the Android Market, there are PlanB that is designed for this purpose:

Plan B is the 'find my phone' app that you download AFTER you lose your phone.

Plan B is your last resort to find your missing phone.

This is the first and only 'find my phone' app that you download AFTER you've already lost your phone. Having Lookout on your phone is the best way to protect your phone and find it fast, but use Plan B if you have already lost your phone and didn't have Lookout installed.

And Phonelocator Pro is one that advertises this:

  • Can be installed after the phone was lost. Install this application to your phone from the web Android Market remotely. Send the "PLlocator" word to your phone, in a text message. It will respond back with the phone position. The word is case sensitive, so be sure you send this exact word "PLlocator"
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Wow, very cool use of the Market's push feature. –  Matthew Read May 12 '11 at 21:20
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Yes, if you installed an app to do this (obviously not in your case) or if your phone came with such functionality. If you don't know if you have it or don't know how to use it, you should call your carrier and ask. They will know best what to do about a stolen phone.

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