Lost iphone retuned

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brookied, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. brookied macrumors member

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    Hi all,
    So. Here is the story, a co worker of mine found an iPhone 16gb 3GS!!!!!!
    They came to me and asked if i could flash and unlock so they could have it. Taking the iPhone i had a look and found a load of pics etc...
    When i told my co worker i suggested to get it back to the owner, they just stated no to unlock for them to use!

    So the following day i advised them that the GPS was activated during the night and the owner was using mobile me to look for the phone. I also added that due to this i contacted a number to get the phone back to the owner ( who was French judging by the language). Which i did text the mother of the phones owner.

    They suitably crapper themselves and asked to have it back for a week, if nothing then they would bin the device!!!!!! Stupid bitch!!!! So before handing the unit back i got more numbers and duly returned the device to my co worker.

    2 days passed with no reply but then the cousin of the owner who was a French exchange student visiting Ireland text me to advise the owner was desperate to have the unit returned. so i drove for two hours found the house where the student was living and dropped it of there to a gracious thank you.

    Cool job done and owner happy to have iPhone back after a week or so being missing in a foreign land on his first visit.

    so 3 weeks pass and the mother sends me a text stating how very grateful she was to me for retuning the iPhone and that my address was requested so that she could send me a package. So now to day, i get advised that said package was on route and that " for my returning of the phone and for being a honest person no expense was spared in my reward"

    So i was happy enough to leave it as is but there is a package on the way, Now the guessing game begins, what will be delivered? Lol
     
  2. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Nice to hear a story of someone who did the right thing instead of someone asking how they can jailbreak a new iphone 4 that they found. Good for you, I hope you get a nice reward.
     
  3. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    A white flag.
     
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    If it's from the mom, I'm guessing some home baked goods and maybe a scarf :)
     
  5. SmackP macrumors member

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    It will be an iPhone 4 16GB.

    Or a cheesecake with pink icing and sprinkles...
     
  6. brookied thread starter macrumors member

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    well i had mine nicked so losing an iphone is a bitch. must admit it felt good returning to the owner who was only a kid...:D
     
  7. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    You will receive either a croissant or a prostitute!! Either way that will be awesome :D
     
  8. brookied thread starter macrumors member

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    if only it was an iphone4, how cool would that be:D
    never gonna happen mind, i am thinking a box of chocs
     
  9. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    It will be the head of the co-worker :eek:

    /usual suspects style
     
  10. Pharos macrumors member

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    It's hard to find honest people like him anymore. Probably 1 out of every 1 million. So you, sir, deserve a million bucks no less. ;)
     
  11. brookied thread starter macrumors member

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    if you're offering sir then i can furnish any details you need;)
     
  12. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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  13. aerove macrumors 6502

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    good work !!! probably a Top of the line MacBook Pro! and a iPhone 4! :p
     
  14. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Good to see a win for the good guys. Sad to see your coworker wanted to be rather greedy instead of doing the right thing. Do you all have ethics programs where you work? :D

    haha Perfect response.

    I would of gone with "a surrender form letter with your name to be placed in the blank for 'victors name goes here'"
     
  15. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    I bet you'll get an itunes gift card or some kind of cool accessory! That's great on both your parts, good job op! If I ever lose my phone, hope youre the guy who finds it!
     
  16. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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  17. Hellafornia macrumors newbie

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    lol awesome i love that film, and yeah OP way to stack up on karma points, keep being a human being with a leveled head.
     
  18. brookied thread starter macrumors member

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    i can not believe that my co worker said " i will throw it in a river if they dont respond in 7 days" jesus what a idiot.

    Well when/if i do get my hands on another iphone, IF i lost it i only hope i get it back.... TBH there is little chance though. Most people would keep it
     
  19. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    Good karma for you dude. Plus, you avoided a possible felony (in California). :) I'd stay away from that coworker though. If he's keen on stealing someone's phone, what else is he doing?
     
  20. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Sooo....
     
  21. michaelfields macrumors regular

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    when I was skimming the page I saw this and thought it said Ya done goofed.

    much more amusing that way.
     
  22. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    good job...

    It says alot about you and also the person who "found" the phone.

    I personally would not be able to keep something that I know belonged to someone else without making a decent attempt to return it.
     
  23. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    good for you for doing the right thing!!!

    can't wait to see what's in the package?????
     
  24. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    You can forget getting a job @ Gizmodo :D Great work, OP
     

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