iPhone 4 theft

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CPTHREE, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. CPTHREE macrumors newbie

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    had my nice shiny iphone 4 for a whopping 9 days and it was stolen. AT&T tells me theres nothing they can do to deactivate it. Is this really true that the POS that stole my phone can walk into a store today and activate it no problem? Is there anything else I can do to deactivate it?
     
  2. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    Do you have MobileMe? If so, you can track it down.
     
  3. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    Call the Apple, they can remote-kill the phone.
     
  4. CPTHREE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunately I dont have mobile me or any of the locating apps. Cant see my self ever seeing this phone again, but want to at least make sure whoever stole it cant use it.
     
  5. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    It's a GSM phone, not very feasible. They can buy a MicroSIM and pop it right in. I can never understand why people don't get MobileMe for new Apple products. It's free for 60 days! Sorry man.
     
  6. Sustainability macrumors regular

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    Nope.

    - Sent from your iPhone -
     
  7. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    they can remote kill it to where no one will ever be able to use it again.


    but if somehow you find it youll never be able to use it again either
     
  8. amann76 macrumors 6502

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    depending on what credit card you used to purchase it you could have insurance through that company. i know amex and a few others do that.
     
  9. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    dont worry. With the antenna issue, it is likely he wont be able to use it anyway:D
     
  10. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    How do you do this, I have MobileMe and the only option I see is Remote Wipe it, Lock it or send a message?
     
  11. CPTHREE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    spoke to apple also, they said they can't do anything either. makes me sick that you can just steal someones iphone and activate it
     
  12. vkobejitsu macrumors newbie

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    I had my 3G stolen last year. AT&T and apple weren't able to do anything for my except cut service to it. AT&T help me out with the price on the 3GS. I have mobile me now just in case this ever happens again.
     
  13. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

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    So, had did you get it stolen?

    Sucks, sorry OP.
     
  14. Dakota558 macrumors member

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    Isn't it possble to block the IMEI? I've heard people buying phones where the IMEI was blocked because the phone was reported stolen.
     
  15. bushbaby macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    Sorry, OP. No credit card used?
     
  16. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, OP. If I were you, I would call the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer. He seems to take an interest all all things Apple. ;)
     
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  18. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Not in the U.S.
    There are no IMEI blacklists used here.
    The only thing the carrier can/will do is block/deactivate the SIM.
     
  19. xtend macrumors regular

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    That made my day :D:apple::D - good one!
     
  20. starbot macrumors regular

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    Not only are you both *******s, the joke was in no way funny. Hope the same **** happens to you. you guys are worth nothing more than the big ass **** I took this morning.


    To OP: my deepest condonlences. There should absolutely be a way to block the IMEI, and I'm sure apple can trace it they just want to make you pay $100 a year for a service that has exactly one redeeming quality.
     
  21. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

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    lold
     
  22. Sustainability macrumors regular

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    Maybe he should take better care of his property. I'm sure this wasn't some Ocean's 11 heist.

    And yes, my "joke" was hilarious.
     
  23. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    I had mine "stolen" through eBay and nope, there's nothing that can be done, sadly :(
     
  24. hahaland macrumors newbie

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    That's why I always want to get a stealth case to dress iphone up as something else, maybe a Droid:)

     
  25. CPTHREE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    really hilarious, karma's a bitch dude. please post on here once yours gets stolen. or when you drop it on the floor and shatter the screen.

    I'm irresponsible because someone took bolt cutters to my pad lock?
     

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