just a general question

Jun 7, 2007
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my dad lost his iPhone 3g. Sad I know. His question to me was that can he go back to Apple and get another one at the discounted rate? ($199.00, 299.00) or is he going to have to pay full price what ever that suppose to be. yeH he already had the service deactivated.
 
Jun 16, 2008
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I believe that he will have to pay full price. Now if it was stolen and the was a police report with it, that may be a different story.
 

dturner

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I believe that he will have to pay full price. Now if it was stolen and the was a police report with it, that may be a different story.
I believe you are right. Now seems like I heard if it was stolen and you had a report, Apple and/or ATT would let you have a one time purchase at the discount price assuming you got the discount to begin with. If the second phone was "stolen" you are out to luck.
 

jsntrenkler

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Can any Apple peeps confirm this? That is great, however I can't see them doing it. It's very easy to file a police report, and only cost a few bucks to go and get it. Perhaps Justahsquirrel can let us know how it goes.
 
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Can any Apple peeps confirm this? That is great, however I can't see them doing it. It's very easy to file a police report, and only cost a few bucks to go and get it. Perhaps Justahsquirrel can let us know how it goes.
I think I will go that route. I will go to my police station and get a report and see what happens after that......if its not worth the hassle...well...might have to get another phone in the mean time....until i can set aside money for a new iPhone...damn the economy ...lol
 

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I think filing a report on a lost phone will get you nowhere and if you tell them it was stolen when it wasn't, well........... not good.
 

jsntrenkler

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I am very interested to see how this one plays out. Would be great if Apple took care of them, but definitely not expected.