Lost iPhone: can I prevent new "owner" from using?

Upperleftcoast

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iPhone lost: iPhone found!

Pleased to report that one can have faith in humanity: my iPhone finder found me, and I will pick up the device later today. With a nice reward for the good citizen. Lesson learned: be careful about belt clips (mine is a "Speck" model with heavy rubber case/hard plastic belt clip. The combo is not very secure). Will also make sure to set a password for access to my files/contacts on the device (hard to believe I didn't do that right away).

Happy ending, and thanks for your condolences! It is a quite extraordinary machine, and I'm glad to have it back.
 

JnC

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You might stick a label with your contact info on the back of the iPhone or a businesss card (between the case and phone).
 

J-Sauce

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Pleased to report that one can have faith in humanity: my iPhone finder found me, and I will pick up the device later today. With a nice reward for the good citizen. Lesson learned: be careful about belt clips (mine is a "Speck" model with heavy rubber case/hard plastic belt clip. The combo is not very secure). Will also make sure to set a password for access to my files/contacts on the device (hard to believe I didn't do that right away).

Happy ending, and thanks for your condolences! It is a quite extraordinary machine, and I'm glad to have it back.
Did you put up posters or what? How did they find you?
 

Alexander

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Pleased to report that one can have faith in humanity: my iPhone finder found me, and I will pick up the device later today. With a nice reward for the good citizen. Lesson learned: be careful about belt clips (mine is a "Speck" model with heavy rubber case/hard plastic belt clip. The combo is not very secure). Will also make sure to set a password for access to my files/contacts on the device (hard to believe I didn't do that right away).

Happy ending, and thanks for your condolences! It is a quite extraordinary machine, and I'm glad to have it back.
Dude so glad to hear that.
 

TrippalHealicks

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6 hours short of one week, and my iPhone is gone: left it on a table in coffee shop, and it disappeared less than one minute later. I called it, sent e-mail to it, to no avail. De-activated my number via ATT service, but was not convinced by ATT staff that new "owner" could not re-activate phone - MY iPhone. Does anybody know the facts on this? Would ATT or Apple know based on the phone serial number that an attempt is being made to activate a stolen device?

$600 bucks gone in a flash. Am I going to get a new one? Not.

This is why it never leaves my hand, my pocket or my sight. And, if it's only in sight, it's within reaching distance.

I was sitting around a poker table last night, and someone mentioned the phone out loud, after a commercial played on TV. Well, one guy asks "You guys seen that? That iPHone?"
Another guy says: "He has one!" and points to me....
The first guy's eyes grow wide, and he says "NO SH*T? How much did you pay for it?" I told him 652$.
He says "Can I see it?"
I say "No, you can't. I'm sorry. Nothing personal, but no you can't."
LOL