Never thought it would happen to me..........but it did

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by semperfimarine2, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. semperfimarine2 macrumors regular

    semperfimarine2

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    so my baby of 4 months that i bought on iDay, was stollen today. I never thought my phone would get stolen because i always have it and barely pull it out of my pocket. But today i lended it to my friend that i have known since elementary (10th grade now) so she could text her boyfriend. I trust her and know her very well so i was fine with lending my phone to her. I knew she knew how much my iPhone ment to me considering i paid for it with my own money, so i knew she wouldnt let anything happen to it. But today, she was in class and right before the bell rang, she got up to turn a paper in, and someone went inside her bag and took MY phone!!!!! i reported it to our police officer on campus and he said for me to take my seriel number to him, call att to see what/if any calls have been made on it, and he was going to talk to my friend and ask who she thinks might have taken it.

    is there any chance of it being tracked by att and/or apple?
    warrenty cover it? (most likely not)
    give me some advice before i do something stupid.

    BTW it sucks cause i just handbroke transformers to put on to my phone which took 12 hours, and now i have no phone to put it on :(

    :mad:
     
  2. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    It can be tracked by your provider providing you put enough pressure on them.

    Warranty? Not a chance.

    Good luck, I hope you get it back.

    Cheers.
     
  3. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    It seems like in high school there should be only about 20 people per class. Someone would have had to seen something happen. I'd get the campus police officer to talk to the class and make some good threats. Usually it will just "turn up" after something like that.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    You can easily call ATT and see what activity is going on. Just have your account number, and probably the last 4 digits of your SSN that is on the account.

    1) Next time get insurance
    2) I hope there is a passcode on it at least?
    3) I'm pretty sure you'll end up getting your phone back. If i was you, and i found out someone took my phone and then found out who did it, i would beat there ass.
     
  5. semperfimarine2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    1-have to talk to my dad about that one(i paid cash for it)
    2-there was but i took it off for her
    3-thats what is going to end up happening

    so far no phone calls or text messages on it, i keep checking online

    would att track it?
     
  6. philhyde macrumors member

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    I've been thinking about this, since the iPhone is such an item these days.

    What kind of insurance would cover theft?

     
  7. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A109a Safari/419.3)

    I recall that at did not give insurance for the higher up smartphones?
     
  8. semperfimarine2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry to hear that, man. Hope it gets found soon but not to burst any bubbles, it can be sold on eBay so easily.

    On another note, even if you had pass code on it, the code can be erased with a software restore, I think?
     
  11. semperfimarine2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    luckily i still have my store credit
     
  12. cjmal macrumors 6502

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    12 hours to handbreak a movie?! are u kidding? i can do a whole movie in about 50 minutes.
     
  13. semperfimarine2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    WISH i was, i know i did it right cause it looks good. but idk if i can upload on an iphone, since i dont have one now
     
  14. cazlar macrumors 6502

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    Heh, not all of us are on blazing fast new machines. My 1Ghz 12" PB chugs through H.264 sloooowly (even plain mp4 is slow). It's a bit discouraging when you start an encode, let it run overnight, and it is still going when you get back from work the next day!

    I need a new Macbook...

    BTW hope the phone turns up. I'm not sure what I'd do if that happened to mine.
     
  15. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I've had this sort of thing happen to me so many times (lent out=stolen/lost/broken/just plain unreturned) that I now have a strict no-lend policy. Makes me feel like a jerk sometimes, saying no to a friend when asked to lend something, but at the end of the day, I still have my stuff and my friend.
     
  16. Chakalaka macrumors member

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    Your not gonna get it back. Even if ATT knows its turned on and someone is making calls from it, they are not going to do some FBI triangulation and capture that person for $400.

    You are better off turning that sim off and looking at getting another phone and moving on.
     
  17. semperfimarine2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what about my personal stuff

    i have my contacts, and my email on there

    i know they can go in and read the emails that are currently on there, but what about new ones that will be sent there when they look?
     
  18. tefleming macrumors 6502

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    Change the password on the email account.
     
  19. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    If you borrowed your phone to her to text her boy, why was it in her bag. Sounds like you gave it to her to me...

    AT&T or Apple will not recover your phone. Police though can track the phone by numbers being called.
     
  20. semperfimarine2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it was in her bag because the bell was going to ring and she didnt have pockets
     
  21. semperfimarine2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks just did
     
  22. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously. I'd start looking at the folks that sit next to her. That's your highest probability.
     
  23. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    AT&T's insurance company will not insure any smartphone period. Applecare doesn't cover accidental damage or theft, so you are basically left holding the bag if you damage your iPhone or it gets stolen.

    I hear there are 3rd party companies that will insure them, some car insurance carriers will cover them under your comprehensive coverage for an additional fee.
     
  24. semperfimarine2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thing is im not in her class

    the dumbass just made a call to a number (checked online)
    bitch wasted 3 of my minutes

    sorry for my english
     
  25. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sorry about your situation. But the police should be able to track it down.
     

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