My girlfriend lost her iphone

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  1. car78906 macrumors newbie

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    before saying there is no way to find it hear me out my girlfriend is in NYC receiving chemo treatments at a hospital because she has cancer yesterday her iphone was stolen and now someone turned it off this is all she had left she comes from a very poor family and now her life was pretty much on that phone i don't care if its illegal or legal at this point i don't care if the thief gets caught i just want her iphone back there has to be a way to track it someone please help me
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    youre out of luck

    im confused how how think your gf's situation would change that fact that theres no way to find it
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Maybe an appeal to the thief via several mediums; internet, TV (news crews are just looking for this type of story), newspaper and radio. It wouldn't hurt to setup a website for a few months. Sorry to hear about your GF's health condition, but there are other ways to have the iPhone replaced and then activate the iPhone from her previous backup, (that's if she backed everything up on a regular basis)...:(
     
  4. windowman macrumors newbie

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    have the iem number blocked, maybe it will get turned in somewhere.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    On a contract?

    Most thieves are idiots and tend to get sloppy with technology. Good example is a thieve who didn't realise the owner's MobileMe account was still active when he started adding new contacts..
     
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    Almost positive he means the IMEI number.

    Unless he was going for the phonetical spelling and got lazy...

    Even with that blocked it's still usable as an iPod.
     
  7. schizoidwoman macrumors regular

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    That really is exceptionally stupid... a criminal mastermind, that one.
     
  8. MAGICMOXTER macrumors regular

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    If you took this story to the news im fairly sure you'd have enough money to buy a new iPhone and maybe more pretty soon. Start a facebook group, myspace group, website, paypal donation account etc to get your message out there. This is so wrong but i guess the theif didn't know your gf's situation.

    My friend as a joke made a website and opened a paypal donation thingy saying he would kill a kitten if he didn't get 1 million $$$, people actually donated suprisingly, but nowhere near $1 mil :p so there is some hope for you. As for recovering the phone there isnt anything you can do other than get it blocked by the service provider.
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    No one blocks the IMEI number, and AT&T could actually care less about a lost iPhone. :mad:
     
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  11. car78906 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it was tunred off after like 3 hours so stolen prolly
     
  12. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    So was it either stolen or lost?
     
  13. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Or it was dropped and broken or the battery was dead?

    What area of the city was it lost in?
     
  14. car78906 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    upper east mantahhan or near empire state building

    and it was fully charged so someone turned it off
     
  15. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    sad news. To be honest if it was stolen, that's the end.
     
  16. Artofilm macrumors 6502a

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    If it's stolen, and you know her whole life is now on that phone, be a nice boyfriend and buy her a new one. I'm sure she'll adore you and it for the rest of her life!
     
  17. car78906 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  18. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    start a fundraising event, borrow money, or whatever.

    did your gf back up her iphone via iTune?

    if you love your gf, you'll find a way to get a new one for her.

    you can always get an iphone for 200$ for yourself, cancel the contract in 30 days and keep the phone. give it to your gf.

    is her iphone 3g or original iphone?
     
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    I would sell some of my blood for her if i was you.
     
  21. Artofilm macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure if it's that important to you, and her, you will find a way to scrounge up the money for one!
     
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  23. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    The problem I see is she had an iPhone 3g and came from a poor family. Can we say living beyond her means? Sounds like she needs to get a cheap phone with prepaid service.

    And to the others that suggested to start a fund raising event...are you serious? Would you help someone get a top of the line phone that requires a hefty monthly bill at a fund raising event? I guarantee you guys that there are a million other people I'd rather help first than to help someone replace a phone of all things.
     
  24. car78906 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    first of all she got it as a gift for having cancer second of all they are not dirt poor
     
  25. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    She lost her phone, it's not going to be found. If she can't afford a replacement, then she should be looking for a cheap phone replacement (since you said she is "very poor").
     
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