If your iPhone is lost/stolen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by junkmeh, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. junkmeh macrumors newbie

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    I apologize if this was posted before.
    So, let's somebody steals my iPhone and gets away with it.
    I'm in Canada and am using a locked iPhone 3G. I understand to replace the phone costs much more than the original $199 deal. Has anyone (particularly in Canada) lost their first iPhone 3G and have gotten another? Can you tell me how much the second phone cost? Would it make sense in the event that I lost my iPhone 3G to instead buy a 2G iPhone off eBay for ~$400?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Don't apologize for this "possibly being posted before" because it has and a simple search would have answered your question. But I'll answer it. You will have to pay full price for the next phone.
     
  3. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Just don't lose your phone then you can stop worrying how much it'll cost you if you lost it. ;)
     
  4. bryanc28 macrumors 6502

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    I'm totally paranoid about losing my iPhone. I'm currently scouring craigslist ads looking for a back-up phone.
     
  5. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    A friend of mine did just this. Rogers told him that it would cost him $600 to replace it!!!!! He was livid and spent many hours on the phones talking to various salespersons before being told that he would be charged $199 and a re-activation fee. Shocking!!!!
     
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  7. junkmeh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So he ended up getting it for cheaper by being unsatisfied with the second-iPhone price increase? Neat.
     
  8. alice12 macrumors newbie

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    I agree, with iPhone its too expensive to loose it :(
     
  9. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    I would treat that as an exception to the normal $600 charge in Canada, don't expect that to happen very often or even once in the OP's case.

    Dave
     
  10. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    Don't worry the reduction was more than paid for by the amount of years of life lost phoning those gits at Rogers...
     
  11. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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