Lost my iPhone

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Been a little quiet around my favorite area of the forum
    because I am out in Denver attending CEDIA. Hope all of you
    have been watching our video coverage.

    In any event, I had a very interesting day yesterday.

    Had my iPhone in a case that hooks to my belt, as I always do.
    Well, amongst the thousands of people that brushed by me on
    the show floor, one decided to pick-pocket me. All I know is
    that by the time I returned to my hotel, my iPhone was no
    longer in its case.

    I hopped in a cab and took a ride to the nearest Denver mall.
    Went to the Apple store and dropped $400 on a new phone.
    Fortunately, the price dropped this week. Unfortunately, in
    the past few months I dropped $1k on iPhones.

    The activation of my phone took 5 minutes. I was easily able
    to transfer my number to the new phone, making the stolen
    one obsolete. The stolen phone also had a pass code that should
    keep the thief busy for a while trying to crack.

    Anyhow, just thought I'd post my sad story. Now, I have to run
    and get back to work here at CEDIA.
     
  2. Darren Lewis

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    Bummer [​IMG]

    Sorry to hear your bad luck. Damn thieves. Don't let them spoil what looks to be a really good event over there (the videos look great - I assume they're all done in iMovie on your MacBook Pro).

    Maybe you can claim on an insurance policy? Here in the UK most home contents insurance covers you for a couple of grand of goods away from the home.
     
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    Ron, I'm very sorry to hear your iPhone was stolen. [​IMG] Glad you're back up and running so easily (if costly). And hopefully you can take advantage of the $100 credit Apple's offering to mitigate the cost a bit more.
     
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    Sorry to hear about that Ron - sounds like your phone was hanging on the bag like a grape ready to be picked.
    The good news is your ability to bounce back and keep going. Don't let the thief steal your mental time after the fact.
     
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    Ronald, sorry to hear about someone ripping you off. That just sux. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kyle McKnight

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    Wow, that does suck. I'll be sure to keep my iphone in my pocket. (btw, just ordered a 4gb cause of the tempting price. I don't really care about the cost, but didn't really want to play with one of my own trying txt and no mm at the minimum $500 price. Now, I play.)

    Hopefully someone finds it and turns it in.
     
  7. Mike Heenan

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    Is it possible that the phone just dropped out of the case on it's own?
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    Mike,

    That is possible, though the phone does sit snuggly inside.

    The problem with the case is that it is a slide-out from top.
    I am going to go with a FORTTE as it has a top cover that
    prevents anything from slipping or being pulled out.
     
  9. Craig S

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    Ron, that truly sucks, especially since it happened at a tech event. I would expect better from fellow HT enthusiasts.

    I wonder if Apple/AT&T could track the phone to its new "owner" (who will likely not be the thief but some poor schmuck who thinks he's getting a deal on a used iPhone) when reactivation is attempted??
     
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    They can track it but likely won't unless the police make them do so.
     
  11. Patrick_S

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    I wonder if the person who has it will unlock it so it can be used with T-Mobile so it can’t be tracked.
     

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