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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kanike, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Kanike macrumors newbie

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    Hi, everybody
    I lost my 3g iphone :( I have 2 questions

    1. How much will I have to pay for a new one?
    2. What happens to my old one, I mean if I find it later...will I be able to use it with a different carrier?

    Thanx
     
  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

    jmccullough108

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    The first thing you need to do, much prior to posting on the forums, is contact your cell company and tell them to shut off usage on the account.
     
  3. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

    liquidtrend

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    1) usually add $200 more than the sign up fee.
    2) if you unlock it you can use it with another GSM carrier.
     
  4. Kanike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i already did


    and the guy who found it already contacted me...but he won't give it back...
    will he be able to use it somehow?
     
  5. Kanike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already did


    and the guy who found it already contacted me...but he won't give it back...
    will he be able to use it somehow?
     
  6. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    if you dont call your carrier and tell them to shut off the usage then he can make all the calls he want further more i'd call him back and see if your carrier can pinpoint his location via GPS.
     
  7. akacaj macrumors regular

    akacaj

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    What did he say to you?
     
  8. Theaser macrumors 6502

    Theaser

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    Report him, have the carrier locate him by GPS.
     
  9. dave006 Contributor

    dave006

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    Yes he will be able to use it, he just needs to get a new SIM and he a ready to go. Did you have it locked or do you need to start changing passwords that you may have had on phone?

    Now, you can purchase a new replacement at $399 (8GB) / $499 (16GB) and have it setup on your existing account. It will come with a new SIM but you will be able to keep your number. Once you get it, just do a restore in iTunes to get your data / music reloaded.

    Dave
     
  10. Kanike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your help. thank you very much
    I hope this never happens to you
     

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