USPS sent my iPhone to the wrong address, I found it 4 days later but ATT already is.

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  1. osc23 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I hate the USPS... I ordered an iPhone for my AT&T account, so once they gave me the tracking number, I started to track the shipment throughout the days, on Friday July 22, according to the USPS site, the package was delivered to the shipment address I provided which is my work address, however the package never arrived, so Monday I called AT&T and told them that the package never came, they filed a claim and sent me another one... now while I wait for the new order to arrive either this coming Thursday or Friday, I walk over to the restaurant next door to my job to order lunch, and the lady asked me for my name, I told her what it is and she gave me a package that the mail lady had left at their door last friday... and yes it was the iPhone I originally ordered that never came... so now I have it in my hands still in its apple box, the new one that AT&T is sending is coming in a couple of days....call me shady but I want to keep this iphone plus the new one that's coming... Reading thru the web I found that lost iphones will show up on AT&T's system when activated thru a different account or person... my question is, in this case I'm the correct person... will I be able to use both iPhones??? clearly it was USPS fault for delivering the iPhone to the wrong address.... any suggestions???
     
  2. Alaerian Guest

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    Let me get this straight. You want us to give you advice on how to be a thief.

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Sell it be shady and take something back from that black hole known as AT&T
     
  5. tehreflex macrumors 6502

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    Most people here will say return it. If you sell it, it'll bite you in the ass cause someone else will activate it and AT&T will turn it off or something. Best bet is to hacktivate it and use it as iPod touch with better camera. Or hacktivate and unlock and sell overseas.

    iPod touch is easiest.

    Edit: forgot about baseband unlock thing. Just sell it overseas or use as iPod touch.
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    You want us to help you steal it?? :eek:

    It will be easy for AT&T to track it down....
     
  7. osc23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    really??

    I'm not stealing the phone from anyone... only AT&T lol .... I have a family account with 5 lines, all iPhones, I've been a loyal AT&T customer for over 4 years... so yeah... there's always a way to hacktivate the phone.... and is not stealing cuz is under my name...
     
  8. Alaerian Guest

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    It's not stealing because it's in your name???
    Thats a load of horse **** and you know it.

    Did you pay for it? No. It's stealing, plain and simple. I hope it comes around and bites you in the ass.
     
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    It's still stealing. No matter how long you've been with a company, it doesn't automatically make it okay to steal something from them.
     
  10. wxman2003 Suspended

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    The OP is a knob. I hope someone breaks into his house and steals a few things from him. It really isn't stealing, it's just the OP, so that isn't stealing.
     
  11. osc23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow so many honest people here... hahaha.... there's always a way to beat the system.... **** they want us to pay $325 to end our contracts!! **** it .. might as well get a free iphone...
     
  12. jredecop macrumors 6502a

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    You know what the right thing to do is...or you wouldn't have posted this thread.
    If you don't do the right thing, this will come back to bite you...
     
  13. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah...it's only a company. EVERYONE knows that when you take something from a company instead of a person, it's not stealing.
     
  14. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    it is not like you need it

    it is situations like this that turn honest people into the thieves they never knew they were

    return it and you will feel better
     
  15. Alaerian Guest

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    Why are you so concerned with an ETF if you've been a "loyal AT&T customer for over 4 years?"

    Karma's a bitch. Don't cry too hard when it hits you.
     
  16. troop231 macrumors 603

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    It's stealing because you're getting (2) iPhones for the price of one!
     
  17. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    No, you are paying a fee to end your contract because you haven't yet paid off your subsidised iPhone. Or did you really think you can get an unsubsidised iPhone for $99 or whatever it is they charge you for it?!
     
  18. shelbymayer macrumors regular

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    go ahead and keep it but don't be surprised if you notice a nice $649 charge on your next wireless bill. AT&T isn't stupid and as soon as the original iphone is activated they will know you are using it and charge you full retail for the second phone. Your best bet to avoid this extra charge is to call and cancell the second shipment
     
  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    You're stealing from me and every other AT&T customer who has to pay them for the losses they incur.

    Everyone else in here is being too nice. I'd say what I'm really thinking but it's probably against forum rules. So I'll just say that I hope someone breaks into your house and steals something from you really soon.
     
  20. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, guys, guys. It's not stealing...it's borrowing it without returning it. :rolleyes:
     
  21. jer9542 macrumors member

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    Don't listen to most of these goodie-goodies. Stealing my ass. Yes, USPS incorrectly sent the phone to wrong address, you filed a claim and ATT sent a replacement before you found the original. OH NO, ATT got an iphone 4 stolen from them! Call the FBI. Rather, sell it. You will be absolutely fine. Or, as a above poster mentioned, keep it as a upgraded iPod touch. But please don't return it to ATT. Might as well return my weed to my dealer, after all, he gave me 1.4 by accident.

    PS enjoy your free phone!
     
  22. osc23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hahaha relax people... it's only my personal opinion... but damn y'all can get real mean in here "I hope someone breaks in your house..." WOW... really??? do you work for AT&T, could you care less?? seriously... I'll hacktivate it and ship it overseas... BOOM ..
     
  23. osc23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @jer9542 hahaha indeed I am... yeah what's with all these goodies-goodies in here.. jeez.. is not like they've never broken any rules before... no wonder USPS will soon close down many of their locations, their service SUCKS!!! yeah it sucks for the people that will lose their jobs.. but the richer gets richer.... AT&T is worth billions not to mention that they acquired TMobile... so will they go nuts over a $600 phone??? really??? I worked for Apple and I know how they work.. AT&T is no different than any other big company... they rather not deal with issues like this... so to all those so call goodies-goodies in here who wish that someone will break into my house and steals from me...all I gotta say to you is... THANK YOU... you're all full of it! no disrespect hahaha
     
  24. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Theft from stores in the US adds up to about $30 billion dollars every year.

    So just as AT&T is worth billions, so is the network of thieves. You can't fault AT&T for being big when you've joined an equally large (although unofficial) organization.
     
  25. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    Stealing an item worth 500 dollars or more is a felony. The FBI may not be called, but local authorities can be.

    This isn't preschool.
     
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