Friend lost iPhone 4 - no "Find my iPhone" installed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by creativedogmedia, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

    creativedogmedia

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    Obvious question is can it be tracked any other way? If not, other than eBay where is best place to find new iPhone 4?
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

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    His/Her service provider could technically track it by IMEI/ESN number as it pings the tower it connects to, but they are probably not allowed to divulge that information to consumers.

    In other words, probably not.

    In addition to eBay, craigslist would be a good place to look if you were to want to search for a replacement.
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

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    without find my iPhone.. sorry
    I would take a look out at CL, eBay, Kijijji
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    He's sol.
    Tell him to start looking for another one.
     
  5. thewitt macrumors 68020

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  6. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Not sure what provider you are using, but with AT&T you can turn on family map to get the approximate location. I believe Verizon may have a similar service.
     
  7. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Without "Where's My iPhone", your friend is pretty much out of luck... Sorry man.
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Just shows how important it is to have that app

    you may think you will never lose your phone but you never know. always best to have it.

    I only recently got it...as i was worried about having location services on.
     

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