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If a Phone Gets Stolen in Wroclaw

WatWat 3 | 43
29 Jun 2012 #1
Is there any chance of it turning up in a pawn shop, online, ect?

A friend and I were out last night and she got her purse stolen. She's a software developer and needs her phone for work quite literally. I know it's a long shot, but I thought I'd post here to see if anybody had any possible suggestions.
29 Jun 2012 #2
I believe the traditional thing to do is to change the IMEI number and then sell the phone on allegro or to one of those little kiosks that specialise in second-hand phones.
OP WatWat 3 | 43
29 Jun 2012 #3
Thanks. I'll start looking around for it. Buying it back isn't the issue so much as getting the phone itself back.
29 Jun 2012 #4
Unless it is a very unusual model, I wouldn't fancy your chances of finding it. And even if it is unusual, the chances are very very slim.
OP WatWat 3 | 43
29 Jun 2012 #5
Yeah, it's a long shot, I realise, but have to look. It's a bit rare, but easy to tell if it's the right phone because it's got a unique OS.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
29 Jun 2012 #6
Its a bit late now , but its worth remembering for the future...

If you have vital info on your phone , keep a copy of such stuff in another place...

I know what a pain it was having my phone go faulty , and having to run around getting peoples phone numbers again...

I dont think it likely your friend will find her phone again , and if she does they will have wiped all the info from it , and given it all new settings...
George8600 10 | 636
30 Jun 2012 #7
Is it an iPhone? Because regardless of where on the globe, Apple allows you to track it via "Where is my iPhone?" through iCloud and other Apple account services. Tell her to call 1-800-MY-APPLE for more info.
OP WatWat 3 | 43
30 Jun 2012 #8
Luckily, it's a smart phone, so the contacts are all saved elsewhere. I am not a tech wiz, so I don't understand what software was on the phone, how hard it is to replace, ect.

Not an iPhone though, so unfortunately no tracking.
Nightglade 7 | 97
30 Jun 2012 #9
Android also has the ability to track if you're fortunate enough to install the software prior to losing it. There is also a slim possibility of tracking it by remote-installing an application from the market website, that's of course assuming they have internet on the phone.

I lost my phone around 1.5 - 2 months ago... I believe the most likely explanation was that it fell into a bag or something that went out into the trash and didn't notice it for a few days - I had serious burns on my legs so didn't leave the house, phone wasn't charged and didn't bother with it. It was a HTC legend. By the time we noticed it wasn't in the house it was a bit late, we called up Play and they told us the sim was being used in an LG. We had the IMEI and the sim blocked, made a police report and spent the next two weeks looking on allegro (my phone had a very obvious and identifiable scratch on the front), checking in komis, etc. We never found it and I didn't really care for the phone, I wanted my SD card back which had some photos / videos on there that I cannot replace but never uploaded anywhere - more fool me! I since replaced my phone, I have tracking software installed on it, a mobile data plan that I always leave on, and I'm immensely protective of it now :) We learn our lessons.
MoOli 9 | 480
30 Jun 2012 #10
Android also has the ability to track if you're fortunate enough to install the software prior to losing it.

And the App is free my local police has tracked some I read in local paper,I wonder if you can sync your data on computer like I phone on androids?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
30 Jun 2012 #11
I wanted my SD card back which had some photos / videos

I use dropbox for this - everything automatically uploads to there whenever I'm connected to wifi. It's a great solution for backing up data :)

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