Lost iPhone - Serial number

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  1. Thidranki macrumors member

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    I lost my iPhone a while ago, and since had to purchase a new one. Anway, I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get the serial # for the store credit? I can't find the receipt anywhere =( I'll keep looking though.

    Thanks
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    wow, that really sucks. i really think you should call apple about your situation. hope you get your rebate smoothly.
     
  3. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    theyshould be able to look it up, when you registered it.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, just call Apple and say you lost your old one. They obviously have records of it.
     
  5. motobsc1 macrumors newbie

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    If you still have the original box the S/N should be on there.
     
  6. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    How are you going to get the text message with the code needed to get the store credit if you don't have the phone?
     
  7. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    and what's stopping the guy who stole it from punching in the phone number and serial number and getting the credit for himself?

    Is the phone auto-linked to the account that activated it?
     
  8. Gundampilotspaz macrumors member

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    It's not going to work, you need the phone in hand to get the credit because Apple sends you a text message with the confirmation number.
     
  9. designdream macrumors newbie

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    Getting rebate TXT message after losing iphone

    You can get txt messages after losing your phone.

    Go to the AT&T store and ask to buy a new sim. They will tie it to your mobile number and most likely give it to you for free (i just did it).

    Borrow an AT&T phone from a friend for a couple minutes to receive your apple rebate txt message.

    I didn't know anyone with an AT&T phone. I went to walmart and bought a pay as you go phone for about $35 dollars to use for my rebate.
    I now have a spare phone which I will use during emergencies or when going out to places that I shouldn't take my iphone (such as fishing).


    Hope this helps...
     
  10. alljunks macrumors regular

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    ATT should be able to track your iphone using S/N easily!!
     
  11. Telp macrumors 68040

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    yeah dude i dont know how that is ging to work for you because you need both the original phone and the original nimber which i am sure you have, but im pretty sure you need both. Can you get store credit on your current phone, if so then I wouldn't worry about it (though I know you still had to buy the phone twice and that sucks) and if you can't thats really ashame.
     
  12. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Did you even read what you wrote?


    In your whole life, has someone stolen something of yours, and you went back to the store and they gave you a new product instead?


    And good post. You're probably 16, if that. You're mad someone stole your iPhone. You shouldn't of been careless.
     
  13. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    What's the point of chiding someone whose iPhone got stolen? Sure it is fairly obvious that theft isn't part of the warranty, but why make him feel worse?

    Unless you have some sort of home insurance that's extended to your iPhone, you're probably SOL.
     
  14. sananda macrumors 68020

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    what are you talking about?
     
  15. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    someone posted, and the posts were deleted. i was quite harsh, but i think he needed that worked into him.
     
  16. ibahadoran macrumors newbie

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    Are they gonna give you store credit? WOW

    :eek:I am in the exact same situation, I lost my 3G a month after I bought it and I had to get a new one for $500. How did you apply for store credit?
     
  17. minkman85 macrumors newbie

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    i lost my iPhone and got it back - TWICE!!!!

    :) www.RewardingReturn.com :)

    They saved my life twice. i love my iphone more than anything, and lost it twice like a dumb@ss.

    They recovered it both times, took care of everything and shipped it back to me for free. All you iPhone lovers out there - you need to check it out. won't regret it

    go... Now!
     
  18. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Yay, lets get scammed!
     
  19. twist2b macrumors regular

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    You relize that ALL phones have tracking devices... if any phone is connected to a tower, and you told the police to trace it, they can find it. Simple simple.
     
  20. jason72780 macrumors regular

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    The was talking about the credit from the price drop. The date clearly shows that. He wasn't talking about going to get credit because his phone was stolen.
     
  21. Orko macrumors newbie

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    reply to : Lost iPhone - Serial number

    yeah ! ur iphone serial number & IMEI number will be stored in the window of itunes. U wil c this wen u point one of ur back up

    Ist# In itunes window top left u have "EDIT"
    2nd# In EDIT u have "Preferences"
    3rd# In Preferences window u have "Devices" where ur backup history is
    displayed.
    4th# wen u point ur cursor on ur device backup it will display
    IMEI & Serial numbers
     
  22. Orko macrumors newbie

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    reply to Lost iPhone - Serial number

    yeah ! ur iphone serial number & IMEI number will be stored in the window of itunes. U wil c this wen u point one of ur back up

    Ist# In itunes window top left u have "EDIT"
    2nd# In EDIT u have "Preferences"
    3rd# In Preferences window u have "Devices" where ur backup history is
    displayed.
    4th# wen u point ur cursor on ur device backup it will display
    IMEI & Serial numbers
     
  23. arjunlashkery macrumors newbie

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    Lost iPhone with passcode on

    I lost just 5 month old iPhone 3gs of mine.. It was locked with a 4 digit passcode and a sim lock code too.. Had registered a police complaint also, but nothing seems to be working out..
    Can some one help me.. I really want my iPhone back...

    Arjun Lashkery
    arjunlashkery@gmail.com
    9314435006
     
  24. plastermusic macrumors newbie

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    Its in yr itunes

    its in yr itunes. yr serial number that is:apple::eek::p:mad::)
     
  25. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I thought that was directed at OP. Meanie. :D
     

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