Can AT&T track my iPhone 5s?

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  1. Kakashiomar macrumors newbie

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    can at&t track my iphone 5s if the locations services is turned off?!?!?!?! :(
    and it has no service
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, why did you lose it?

    Even if you did have those services turned on, I don't think they help people with stolen/lost phones.
     
  3. Kakashiomar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes it was brand new i had the sim in it but have not called yet to start my service i was useing it as an ipod until then and i fell asleep in my morning classes it was on my book by my hand and when i woke up everyone was leaving and it was gone some ass walked out with it :mad:
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Sorry to hear this happened, I guess there is no low that a fellow human won't stoop to. File a police report and call the carrier.

    Next phone you get: lock it securely, activate it and turn on find my iphone.
     
  5. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    They'd be foolish to help ...

    I mean why help find a lost/stolen phone when you can SELL ANOTHER PHONE to the customer? ;)
     
  6. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    If you had Find my iPhone enabled, your life is about to get better. If not, well, lets just say your day can't get much worse.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Hated those early morning classes. Do they think we farmers or something? :D
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If the phone has no service, it's not on the network. If it's not on the network, AT&T can't track it, sorry to say.

    And unfortunately, even if it had service, it's unlikely AT&T would track it anyway, unless you got a warrant or something. They're kinda peculiar that way.
     
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  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No they can't and won't track it.
    It's gone for good.
     
  11. Kakashiomar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    your ****ing right there actuallly trying to sell me another one wtf acting like they care it got stolen :mad:
     
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    How do they know though? Honestly. It was never activated on their network and until it is, they don’t have any connection to the device and they aren’t responsible for it. They may have sold you the device, but that is a different relationship and one that ended when you got the physical device. AT&T is not a law enforcement agent though, and it’s not their job to act like them. You need to contact the police. However unless the phone was activated, you might not get far.
     
  14. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    So the iPhone that you got for free has now been stolen? Wow. Isn't that ironic?
     
  15. Jbenn425 macrumors regular

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    Karma is a bitch ain't it?
     
  16. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Sadly you're just out of luck. NEVER leave your iPhone out in the open unattended or in a vulnerable position. People know they are worth money and the will steal them. Lesson learned.
     
  17. Kakashiomar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    actually i called them they charged me for it but not full price my contract price

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    actually i called them they charged me for it but not full price my contract price
     
  18. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Strange that they didn't activate it when you called them and paid for the phone.
     
  19. Kakashiomar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they gave me a separate number to call i was transfering over from t-obile and brining my number with me i had to wait for t-mobile to hand over the number its not something that happens right away
     
  20. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Then T-Mobile must have a copy of your IMEI number, call them and block it.
     
  21. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

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    pretty sure it does
     
  22. Kakashiomar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    with t-mobile i was using a iphone 4. the iphone 5s is with at&t

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    pretty sure it doesnt iv transferred a number through carriers 2 times already this is the third
     
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