Iphone 4 Stolen

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  1. sjwl123 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    My Iphone 4 was stolen out of my gym locker today. Does anyone know what to do now? If I go to Apple or At&t, will they replace my Iphone free or with some sort of charge? Will they disable the other one...? I have SO much information on it.


    Has this happened to anyone? What did you do afterwards?



    Thanks!
     
  2. nyfliiboy macrumors regular

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    Sorry to tell you if you didnt have insurance you're out of luck. AT&T has insurance for theft or lose for $15 a month with a $200 deductible and since you didnt have it they wont do anything. If you go to apple they will tell you to pay the full cost of the phone $600. If you had mobileme try to see if you can track it.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    1) Was it password locked?
    2) If you had MobileMe can you do Locate My Phone?
    3) Call AT&T and put a freeze on account (no they cannot "kill" the phone)
    4) Call your insurance provider to see if it was covered under homeowner's/renter's policy
    5) File a police report
    6) You're on the hook for the cost of a new phone...sorry.
     
  4. sjwl123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's very unfortunate as I did not have insurance on it.


    1. No
    2. Didn't have
    3. Will probably do
    4. Will probably do
    5. Last choice
    6. I can't believe some people would do this....


    Thank You both for your quick responses!
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunatelly the only way to get another one now is pay the $599 or $699 for a 32GB.
    Apple or AT&T wont do anything about it.
    Next time make sure you lock your stuff up.
     
  6. gibsongirl macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to hear about this--my 3G was just stolen last week. Like you, I didn't have MobileMe or have a password lock on my phone. I did have AT&T freeze my account, but that was the best they could do. I went about changing all of the passwords that were stored on my phone (email, Facebook, etc.).

    My new 4 arrived yesterday, and I guess the lesson learned for me is (1) Get MobileMe so I can remote wipe the phone if lost or stolen (I don't want to have a password lock on my phone, though I probably should), and (2) back up early and often--the last backup of my 3G was in June (to update to iOS 4), so that wasn't very helpful in terms of considering whether to set this phone up as a new phone or to restore from backup.

    Good luck!
     
  7. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    It depends on the contract, but many people are eligible for early upgrade, wich prices it at $399/$499. That's not quite so bad.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What do you mean?
    If he got an iphone 4 subsidized he cannot get an early upgrade price for at least 12 months into his contract depending on the amount he spends on his monthly bill.
     
  9. truazn macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for your loss. You can always try craigslist if it is available in your area.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Probably end up buying his phone.
     
  11. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    True. I bought my iPhone 4 at the $299 price on launch. That same account is already upgrade eligible this time at the $499 price or $399 for the 16GB. This happened one month after upgrade.
     
  12. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    My account is the same too, get the 32G for $299 and after 1 month into the new contract, I am eligible again for the upgrade $399 and $499, should make a good profit if I upgrade again.:D
     
  13. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    You are right the "early upgrade" is only available after one year or more depending on how much you spend per month. But with AT&T after one month you are eligible for a discounted upgrade which is $200 off:
    "As a valued AT&T customer, we can offer you a discounted iPhone upgrade at a higher price, along with a 2-year commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. "
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting, it wasnt like that for my account.
    I guess I dont spend enough for them :D
     
  15. NikeTalk macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard of some people showing proof that it was actually stolen (i.e. police report) and got it for like $199. Is there any truth to this?
     
  16. ramstart macrumors newbie

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    My 3GS was stolen too, but have other problems associated

    I am with the military in Germany and have a contract with T-Mobile. My I Phone was stolen too and the cost to replace here is in excess of $700. with T-Mobile Germany. I naturally went to buy a replacement in the U.S. Used but broken. Unfortunately after receiving it and trying to get it to work, I find that the T-Mobiles SIM will not allow it to be used in a U.S. phone for some reason. Trying to get T-Mobile to activate the phone was a lesson in futility and AT&T is non-responsive. I am a little confused as to why the break didn't work though. It may be because when I connected, it upgraded to 4.02, and that may have killed the break.

    In any case. Insurance is a must with the I Phone. Expensive Lesson learned.
     
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  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, a US iphone is always locked to AT&T and wont work with any other sims unless you JB and unlock it. And lesson learned, you never update thru itunes a Jailbroken and unlocked iphone cause it will always lock again.
    Tmobile germany or AT&T wont be able to do anything either.
    You just gotta sit and wait for a new JB to be out.
     
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  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, they don't care if it got stolen.
     

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