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

semperfimarine2

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Apr 2, 2007
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Austin Texas
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:
 

JBaker122586

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Jun 21, 2007
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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.
 

nickspohn

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Jun 9, 2007
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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.
 

semperfimarine2

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Apr 2, 2007
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Austin Texas
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.
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?
 

compuguy1088

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Sep 3, 2007
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I recall that at did not give insurance for the higher up smartphones?
 

ghostshadow777

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Oct 4, 2007
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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?
 

cjmal

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Feb 25, 2007
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12 hours to handbreak a movie?! are u kidding? i can do a whole movie in about 50 minutes.
 

cazlar

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Oct 2, 2003
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12 hours to handbreak a movie?! are u kidding? i can do a whole movie in about 50 minutes.
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.
 

mcdj

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Jul 10, 2007
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someone went inside her bag and took MY phone!!!!!
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.
 

Chakalaka

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Jul 23, 2007
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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.
 

semperfimarine2

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Apr 2, 2007
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Austin Texas
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?
 

synth3tik

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Oct 11, 2006
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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.
 

semperfimarine2

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Apr 2, 2007
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Austin Texas
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.
it was in her bag because the bell was going to ring and she didnt have pockets
 

gceo

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Jul 13, 2007
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San Diego, CA
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.
Seriously. I'd start looking at the folks that sit next to her. That's your highest probability.
 

e²Studios

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Apr 12, 2005
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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?
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.
 
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