Lost/stollen iphone 4s today

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacTheChipper, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. MacTheChipper macrumors member

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    i lost my phone today now somebody has it and turned it off so i can't track it
    i only got it 2weeks ago
    dose my 90 protection plan cover it
    i no I'm recaching but can some help me and give me advice on what i can do
    i think who ever has it might have just restored it
    so i won't be able to track it any how
     
  2. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you lose it? If they turned it off or restored it then chances are it is gone. Sorry to hear. Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago.

    Which carrier are you on? If you can't track it, give them a call and have them blacklist the phone.

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    Also, I would also discuss with them if you can get a new phone. You might have to buy retail so in that case I recommend Craigslist or these forums.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Dont feel bad I lost my 4S yesterday too.
    Sucks, but its life. The person that took mine turned it off for a while then on and started messing around with my apps. He started turning off and on my car with the remote viper app, locking and unlocking the doors and other crap. I had to do a remote wipe cause it was pretty much a lost cause. They wouldnt answer any calls and had no intention of returning it.
    If they turned it off or restored it there isnt much you can do.
     
  4. OnEMoReTrY macrumors member

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    Yea, I can definitely see how that would be Apple's fault.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    No password on your phone and you have it controlling your car???? Wow! :eek:
     
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  7. MacTheChipper thread starter macrumors member

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    im in ireland and both the phone sim free on the apple web site and i was on meteor carrier
    was leaving my friends house drunk and got the bus home and i came home and seen i didn't have the phone
    its not in my friends i looked

    and i don't have the money to buy a new one
    just want to know can apple help me i no they can track phones
    would they find it or replace it for me
     
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Why would you assume he's talking about the 1 year Apple warranty? More likely his reference is to something like American Express's purchase protection.

    Why the OP would ask about that here vs calling whatever institution is offering that protection is another question though...

    to the OP: sorry for your loss, that svcks. hopefully your credit card provides theft coverage. Chances of recovering the phone are pretty much nil if it's been switched off/restored.
     
  9. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    I am pretty sure you guys get the ip4s with a credit card, most likely you can claim for lost/stolen.
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    If you bought it through a credit card, you might have theft insurance (check with them). Otherwise, your homeowner's or renter's insurance would cover it, but there is usually a $250 or $500 deductible.
     
  11. Ivabign macrumors 6502

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    Pardon my ignorance - but are you saying if someone restores the phone it can be used?

    I'm with Verizon (USA) and always thought if the phone is stolen - you call the phone company and they kill it (at least in the states)...

    Can a stolen/lost iphone be "reflashed" and reused even if Verizon has marked it as lost/stolen?

    Or is this a SIM/GSM issue?
     
  12. heyloo macrumors 6502

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    Great tip. I didn't know about this. Thanks for the information. I realized my credit card does have theft protection, although it's just for 90 days, good enough for me :)

    I check my iPhone way too many times to have a passcode to enter each time...but I guess I should consider getting one...
     
  13. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    Don't quote me, I have read from previous thread on here that you can go to apple store and get a replacement at the subsidize price.
     
  14. Ivabign macrumors 6502

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    I dunno - then everyone would do it...
     
  15. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    +1 for this, and a nod to honest folks who contact the owners of lost phones. If everyone did it, this guy would have his phone.
     
  16. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    I found 2 iPhone 4's and a couple Blackberries before and always return them. Sucks that the one time I lost my iPhone no one returns it.
     
  17. OnEMoReTrY macrumors member

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    This is only half the battle, you also have to figure out how to get another phone at the subsidized price, otherwise you're still out $400~ Sometimes AT&T or Apple are nice about that, other times not so.
     
  18. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I'd file a police report as proof.
     
  19. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it is a policy, but case by case like you walk in with a broken display and walk out with a free refurbish device. Apple are usually very generous if you tell them the truth and don't lie.
     
  20. MacTheChipper thread starter macrumors member

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    can apple not track the phone by its serial number
    or just track the phone altogether
    they do track all the producs
     
  21. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    Of course they can, but with a court order or something similar, they won't do it for average Joe like you or me.
     
  22. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    You can set a timer for how long before it asks for the passcode again, I have mine set to an hour and it rarely activates.

    Sorry to hear about your loss OP
     
  23. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is unable to track your product even if you have the serial number.

    AppleCare does not cover loss or theft!

    Your phone is gone, sorry.:(
     
  24. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    I think they should have a feature on FindMyiphone where if the device is off, you can turn it on and track it.
     
  25. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No.

    And to the dude who has the viper app on his phone and no passcode lock, seriously, WTF?!

    Any device that leaves the house with that much personal information has a ****ing password.
     

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