Hot iPhones activated?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by timotheezz, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. timotheezz macrumors regular

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    I'm only asking cuz a friend of mine knows a guy who knows a guy (isn't that always the case?)

    I've already purchased one from ATT store, and activated it and love it!

    But what about my friend who might be getting his hands on some hot iphones? You think it's possible that ATT or Apple can track that down?

    Haha, silly question. But I just had to ask.
     
  2. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Let me guess -- the "friend" is actually you, and you're wondering if your stolen iPhone will be trackable? ;)
     
  3. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    By hot you mean.. stolen? if you mean stolen then yes Apple and ATT can track you because every phone has a IMEI serial.
     
  4. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Yes its trackable - the sim cards are tied to the phone.
     
  5. marksman macrumors 603

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    It is hard to think of anything that would be more trackable.

    If you must get yourself in the stolen iPhone loop, you want to be the guy who takes the phone and resells it without using it or opening it.

    Not the poor dumb guy who activates and/or uses it.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  7. timotheezz thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys. and no, the friend is not me. i have one already. i've posted replies in the "iphone scratching" thread cuz i wanted to return my iphone due to it being scuffed, and yesterday i finally did (at apple even though i bought it at lame-ass at&t store).

    but thanks for the info! i'll be sure to tell my friend right now.
     
  8. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    So did Apple let you exchange??
     
  9. timotheezz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes they did. It had actually been crashing before I dropped it. Not the usual Safari crashing, but the actual phone freezing up. And other times, it would ask me randomly to enter in my visual voicemail password.

    They gave me a new one after I told them that.

    Use the reasons I gave you, and they won't even think twice about giving you a new one. You have til Friday if you bought it on iDay like I did.
     

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