So if I lost my iPhone from AT&T....

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ggmonogram, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. ggmonogram macrumors member

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    I signed 2 year with them and I lost it, would they provide $199 replacement? And would they remotely permanently lock the lost device???

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I think you have to turn in a damaged one to get the reduced price
    But I am not sure

    Best to ask AT&T or Apple
     
  3. CSMchris376 macrumors regular

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    You are trying to look at two different programs. The $199 replacement is for out of warranty damaged phones, not for lost phones, and that is provided by Apple, not AT&T.

    If you lose your phone, the only thing AT&T will do for you is allow you to either purchase a new phone at full price, or if you had not purchased the old one under the subsidized price, to do an upgrade and the price would be dependent on where you are in your contract cycle. If you got the phone subsidized, you can either purchase for full price, or add a line to get the subsidized price.

    AT&T will not lock devices here in the US.

    Sorry, misread your post. Since you are under contract, the only alternative is full price. Also, they will disable the SIM card that is in the phone, but they do not disable the IMEI, so with another SIM, the phone could be used again.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Unless you purchased insurance for it you have to pay the $599 price to get another one.
    And they dont permanently lock any devices or IMEI's in the US so anyone that finds it can use it with no probs.
    Not like it makes any difference to you at the moment.
     
  5. ggmonogram thread starter macrumors member

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    :( thanks for all helps bros, seems like $599 is flying outta my wallet now.
     
  6. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    sorry to hear man, maybe try a sob story...you never know, might get lucky =)
     
  7. mse678 macrumors newbie

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    cant you just cancel your 'iphone' service, and just use a regular nokia phone or something?
     

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