what happens to a barred phone???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vinylkiller, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. vinylkiller macrumors member

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    so i have lost my iphone i think and will be claiming for a new one thru my insurance policy,what happens if i find it does barring it mean it will no longer work so if i do find it the phone will no longer work???
     
  2. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    forgive me, but what exactly do you mean by "barring"?
     
  3. hobo macrumors regular

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    I think he means calling and giving them the IMEI so it can't be used to make calls anymore. Correct?
     
  4. vinylkiller thread starter macrumors member

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    just by claiming a new phone i need to tell them all the details the imei as you said so does this mean when i find it the phone will be dead???
     
  5. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure what will happen when you sell the phone to your buddy....:rolleyes:
     
  6. vinylkiller thread starter macrumors member

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    not selling it to my buddy,i just wondered what would happen if the case was that i happened to find it would it still be of use as could i jailbreak it or would it work as itouch wireless device in all fact i think it is gone for good but o the off chance i would still use it.just that apple's policy states that 48hrs after it is lost/stolen u need to claim so waiting to find it would prob render my claim as void.
     
  7. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure....why don't you call and ask them? I don't know of anyone who has lost their phone, put a claim on it, and found it later. So try calling them, I'm sure they will be very informative.
     
  8. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple does not have a formal flagging process for reporting stolen property. If you have lost or found an Apple product, please contact your local law enforcement agency to report it. (as per Apple website). In other words, they can't do anything for you, nor do they care whether you report it or not

    I would call your insurance company and ask them what would happen if you found it.
     
  9. vinylkiller thread starter macrumors member

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    mixed reviews here,still no definete answer and if i asked them about this i kind of think they would asume i was lying to get a second phone for free (well £84 for the insurance)
     
  10. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    if you are getting a new phone and are reporting the old one as lost or stolen why would you care if the old one ever turned up? Your questions sound suspicious.
     
  11. senorFunkyPants macrumors 6502

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    In the UK the original owner of a lost mobile phone can report it lost to the network it was first used on (associated with) and they will log the IMEI on a blacklist which is used by all the networks to block access to barred phones. If the original owner then finds the phone he can call the network and (usually for a small fee) they will remove the IMEI number from the blacklist and the phone becomes usable again. If you claim and receive a new phone from an insurance company and then find the old phone then the old phone should be returned to the insurance company as it is their property...not returning the phone constitutes theft. Everytime you *try* to connect to the mobile network, the network operator logs the IMEI (including if barred) and the location of the phone (by cell tower position). If a call was attempted on your barred phone and it showed up on the log as coming from the area of your address that might get the insurance companies attention.
     

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