Lost iPhone 5 last night, options?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WDE87, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. WDE87 macrumors member

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    I lost my iPhone 5 last night, 6 days after i got it :mad: and on top of that, it was dead. Is there any options since it is within 30 days? I'm guessing 'Find my iPhone' will work once it's turned on? :confused:
     
  2. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    IF It gets turned on, then you can certainly locate it.

    I really hope that somebody turns it in. Your only other hope would be that somebody else with an iphone 5 finds it and plugs it in (because the chargers are not as common as the 30 pin)
     
  3. auero macrumors 65816

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    What makes this situation worse is that someone can't even just use one of their chargers to turn it on. They'll have to buy a cable.
     
  4. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Find My iPhone is surprisingly good.

    I had my ipad nicked in London, and used Find My iPhone to track it all over the place.

    After an hour it stopped moving, so I then sent the "Play Sound" to it and someones backpack started pinging. The look on his face was hilarious.

    Hope you have some success.
     
  5. bova80 macrumors 6502a

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    you lost it, just because it's within the 30 days I don't see Apple doing anything about it.
     
  6. WDE87 thread starter macrumors member

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    So I guess besides finding it with 'Find my iPhone', I'm out of luck and stuck with that phone's contract for 2 years? This sucks.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Call the carrier, see if you let them black list it will they let you out of your contract. Worth a shot but highly improbable.
     
  8. KandyKane macrumors 6502

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    How did you pay for it? Some credit cards offer insurance...
     
  9. 725032 Guest

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    So you dont have insurance?... That is an expensive lesson learnt
     
  10. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully you paid with Amex or some other credit card. They have theft coverage benefits.
     
  11. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not having a go at you or anything, but how did you lose it? Were you out drinking or something?

    Find My iPhone is damn good, but as auero pointed out, the chances of whoever finds it charging it up with a Lightning cable are a bit low right now. :(

    I feel sorry for you; I'd be totally devastated if I lost my iPhone 5! :eek:
     
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    Check with your credit card company to see if they have any kind of protection for lost items.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I hope you used a credit card with damage/theft/loss coverage.
     
  15. nataliamck macrumors 6502

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    My 4S was stolen 2 weeks after I got it and my credit card company paid for it.

    There are terms and conditions like I think on my credit card the product I was claiming for had to be under 30 days old so I was covered. Contact the credit card company first.
     
  16. WDE87 thread starter macrumors member

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    I found it. In my car. Yes i was out drinking. Sorry guys lol
     
  17. PJ. macrumors regular

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    Nothing to be sorry for, it is great to hear a happy ending to it :)

    PJ
     
  18. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    Drinking and driving eh? Nice.
     
  19. Markiie macrumors 6502

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    Yea if you were drinking and driving i kinda wish you would have lost it. Better to lose a 800 dollar phone than you wiping out someone. You'll learn your lesson someday.

    On another note........No one should get sympathy for losing a phone at a bar. period.
     
  20. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    No where does he state that he was driving his car home. Could have been a friend driving it back to his place.
     
  21. Fr3sh2De4th macrumors newbie

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    Exactly. People jump to conclusions so fast...
     
  22. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

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    Stupid is as stupid does.
     
  23. kalexn macrumors 6502

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    so glad you found it!! Definitely keep it charged if you go out drinking, haha.
     
  24. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    and how many times does this actually happen?
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Maybe he's unable to say because he doesn't remember :D
     

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