HELP! Lost Iphone at Six Flags

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  1. tklaxs119 macrumors newbie

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    Today was the worst day of my life. I lost my new iphone 4 at Six Flags great adventure. It wasnt the S, and it wasn't hundreds of dollars but i just got it and i lost it so fast. Just to buy a new one would cost me 3x as much (bought with re-new plan)

    The phone fell out of my pocket during the Batman ride when it did those stupid rolls. It could either of fell on the grass, walk ways, or rocks!

    I contacted the security and lost and found dept but they were not exactly helpful.
    They just told me to leave my info and not to lock the phone. This just depressed me so much, ive been having a hard time lately and to lose my new phone from my birthday in april just really sucked. I was able to locate the phone after the ride but the reading were saying from like different places, not pinpoint accuracy. (i figured maybe something to do with cell towers in a remote area??) It lived through the crash but shortly died because i had low battery!

    Man this is really a crappy day. I knew this was going to happen. Anyone have any luck finding their iphones at six flags or know the deal with the locating thing?
     
  2. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    wow I was just a six flags great adventure yesterday. I always wear cargo shorts for rides though just for that reason. Hope you find it.
     
  3. boshii macrumors 68040

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    If the battery is dead you're out of luck tracking it. Sorry.
     
  4. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you check the runaway mine train? I hear that's a favorite hangout for the iPhone!








    Seriously though, nothing you can do on here is gonna help. Call them in the morning.
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Don't worry, it gets worse.
     
  6. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I know you are very upset, and you have my sympathy for the loss of your phone.

    Don't take this wrong, but I wish for you that the worst thing that ever happens to you is you lose a phone.

    There are so many more tragedies that can befall one...the loss of a material object will, I hope for you, be the worst thing you have to experience.
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    If memory serves the "Great Adventure" includes losing something valuable as part of the ride.
     
  8. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    It sucks that you lost your phone and that you're having a bad day. Try to keep things in perspective, though. You can replace the phone and move on with your life. If this really is the worst thing that's ever happened to you, I'm very jealous.

    As far as the accuracy thing, it's pretty normal to get info from a general area, not pinpoint accuracy. All you can hope for is that someone turns it in to security, but I wouldn't get your hopes up. There's some honest people out there, but there's also a lot of people that would like to have an iPhone for free.
     
  9. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    If your phone is dead, that may make it harder to get it back. Hopefully you have some unique features (cover, etc) that makes it easier for them to identify. If they have even a little customer care in their organization, they can charge it up and try to find you.
     
  10. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    This exact thing was posted last year. Down to the minute details. Weird :rolleyes:
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    1. Why on earth would you bring a phone on a ride that goes upside down? Gravity wins every time.
    2. When your phone fell, it hit the ground pretty hard. The chances of it being functional are pretty slim. I'd be surprised if it's even in one piece.
    3. If the worst day of your life is losing a material possession that can be replaced, then I really hate to see how you'll handle a real tragedy.
     
  12. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    It's just a phone, which can be replaced.
     
  13. penfan82 macrumors regular

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    My son works there on kingda ka and el torro he said they find tons of phones on a daily basis did u tell the ride operator when u got off ride usually they can get maintenance to retrieve it I would also check back with the park the usually do a nightly sweep they may not have picked it up yet when u asked and yes don't lock it if they find it they will look through to see who's it is pod luck hope this helps
     
  14. LFSimon macrumors regular

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    Good lesson to ID your stuff!

    I know this won't help you but:

    I always put a label with name and contact number on everything portable like that - cameras, cell phone, laptop, etc. I've seen too many instances where something like that is found and it is difficult, at best, to find the owner.

    If I lose something I want to make it very easy for an honest finder to contact me about it.

    Here is one example of a very high quality nice looking ID sticker:
    http://www.mavericklabel.com/id-my-stuff.html
     
  15. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Nostradamus, if you knew this was going to happen you should have put in a secure location. That really sucks.
     
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  17. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    send it a message from find my iphone, hopefully someone will find it and charge it
     
  18. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    At least you didn't lose your pants.

    Can't go around Six Flags without pants. But without phone you are OK.
     

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