My canadian iphone stolen

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  1. accounti macrumors member

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    Hello,


    I'm canadian and my iPhone was just stolen yesterday in a bar ! and i don't want someone to use it ! are there ways to block it except the mobileMe functions ? I searched and google but didn't find anything for canada ! just for france !



    Please help me !


    Thanks :)
     
  2. darster Suspended

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    Most likely, too late. They probably went into DFU mode and restored as new.
     
  3. accounti thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks :) Yes i know but currently it cannot be located ! if i go to the police what can they do ? and if i go to my carrier ?
     
  4. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    the police will say "ok we will look into it" which really means "we'll pretend like we are doing something"
    what did you do in the bar for it to get stolen???
    and the carrier might block the IMEI, and they might not. Depends on how lazy they are feeling
     
  5. accounti thread starter macrumors member

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    It was on the table and I think someone took it ! but if they block the imei it will be blocked on any carrier or only the one which it comes from ?
     
  6. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    Canadian carriers don't block IMEIs unless it was stolen from their store.
     
  7. accounti thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you sure of this ? Someone told me they can !
     
  8. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Incorrect. They will regardless of the theft
     
  9. accounti thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks so the question is will it be blocked at all the carriers or not ?
     
  10. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    not on all carriers. Just the carrier your phone is on. Like a stolen vzw i5 with a bad esn can prob be used on AT&T, idk since I don't have an at&t nano-sim nor would I like to report my phone stolen
     
  11. accounti thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks but Are you sure of that ?
     
  12. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Sigh

    All you can do is report it to your carrier and report it to your local police.

    Unfortunately, iPhones are hot right now and so they're big targets for thieves. Never leave it unattended at a barroom table or restaurant booth - always pocket it.

    Sorry to hear it happened to you, you're not alone though.
     
  13. accounti thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the support ! My objective is to block my phone so that he won't be able to use it ! So what I want to know is that if he can use it if he changes the carrier or not
     
  14. tcatcrb macrumors member

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    He won't be able to use it on another carrier unless it is an unlocked iphone from Apple directly since the carriers aren't selling unlocked phones and won't unlock it unless your contract is done. Report it to your carrier and the police and next time don't leave such a desired item out in the open.
     
  15. numberforty1 macrumors 6502

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    this is so disheartening. i hope you have some luck getting it back.
     
  16. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately there is a huge black market for IMEI blocked iPhones. Send them overseas and they are still valid.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Any carrier in Canada.
    Still makes no difference though. It's gone.
     
  18. accounti thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much for all your support ! I went to the police and they told me that they are going to see but i don't think i will get anything from them. I 'll go to the carrier tomorrow and see what they can do !

    Thank you again for all you support !


    If anybody has more information thanks in advance !
     
  19. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    As of last year, Rogers and Fido definitely did not block IMEIs. It could have changed but I've seen no info to suggest that.

    Telus and Bell didn't last I checked but that was two years ago.



    To the OP: Please report back to tell us if your carrier indicated they will block IMEI as it would provide us some current info. Thanks!
     
  20. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Apparently Rogers refuses to as of now. I had a device blocked via IMEI back in 2006.
     
  21. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    I would continue checking on iCloud every once in a while. Not many people are smart enough to restore the phone and everything like that.
     
  22. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    "We aren't able to block an IMEI, but we can block usage via your SIM Card. This can also be done on your Rogers.com Profile. We don't have the ability to block an IMEI on a lost or stolen device. Only SIM card usage." - Rogers.
     
  23. Jason99kr macrumors member

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    well I would suggest you to report it to police and start investigation?
    maybe they could look for surveillance camera I guess..
     
  24. KdParker macrumors 601

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    even if you can prove that you bought the phone?
     

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