Stolen iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ~Phi, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. ~Phi macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I was robbed yesterday and my iPhone 3g was stolen too. I'm wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to re-activate my original iphone without going to an AT&T store? I don't have a land line or anything and am trying to cancel/report stolen credit cards and all that fun stuff.

    Thanks!
     
  2. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure you will have to talk with AT&T to reactivate your old sims card.
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Just go to AT&T and get a new SIM card. Pop it in the phone, connect to iTunes and you're good to go.
     
  4. ~Phi thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. ~Phi thread starter macrumors regular

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    UPDATE: The new SIM works with my original iPhone. Also, It looks like the thief made a few calls with my phone. Any suggestions on what to do with the phone numbers they called?
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Give them to the police to add to the report of robbery.
     
  7. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Go home and apply for a conceal weapon permit.
     
  8. ~Phi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, after I get done applying for a concealed weapons permit I think that I may also post their phone numbers on craigslist. Any ideas for an ad?
     
  9. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    Thats a pretty bad idea. Some guy just got sued for $35k for something similar.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    They didn't steal the phone, why punish them?
     
  11. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I have a question. Was your iPhone password protected? I always hear about stolen iPhones having calls made on them but for the life of me I don't understand how they can do that when the iPhone is locked with a password.
     
  12. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Worth a shot if you want to play detective.

    Call the numbers and tell them you lost your phone and you're trying to get in contact with the person who found it. Tell them they have called your contacts trying to get in contact with you and ask them if they have any other way to reach them.

    Some of the people might actually bite.
     
  13. ~Phi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fortunately I had the password set to come on after 4 hours. I'm hoping there is no way to access data on the phone now without the password.
     

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