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# 213863 16-Apr-2017 10:59
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Hi,

 

My wife has been careless, leaving her phone in a bathroom in Auckland Airport. She went back within 5 minutes, its gone. Nothing has been handed in at all - she checked.

 

Is this https://support.skinny.co.nz/article/lost-or-stolen-device-or-sim-101.html all we can do? I,e. block the SIM. She is on prepay.

 

I thought we could block the actual phone IMEI too? We have the box here so know the IMEI.

 

 


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  # 1764905 16-Apr-2017 11:04
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If you call up 0800 4 SKINNY they can IMEI block it for you.


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  # 1764922 16-Apr-2017 11:24
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Does it not have a lock screen and "find my iPhone" (or android equivalent) to locate it?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1764923 16-Apr-2017 11:33
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Yep it does. But wife is a technical doofus, in Auckland, about to board a flight. Waiting for her to get home to login to google etc.

 

 


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  # 1764952 16-Apr-2017 11:49
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OP could login to icloud to find her iPhone but that won't necessarily bring it back. It could well be in Nigeria by now.




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  # 1764962 16-Apr-2017 12:34
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It's gone, dont bother with the IEMI lock as its probably off to get its guts harvested for the phone repair kiosk wherever it ends up.





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  # 1765054 16-Apr-2017 15:26
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Thanks all.

 

     

  1. Blocked Skinny SIM.
  2. Logged out and blocked via Google.
  3. Blocked the IMEI via Skinny.

 

Not sure why my wife is so careless :(


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  # 1765055 16-Apr-2017 15:43
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Mistakes happen - even to the best.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1765063 16-Apr-2017 16:04
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nakedmolerat: Mistakes happen - even to the best.

 

This





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  # 1765064 16-Apr-2017 16:06
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dwilson:

 

Not sure why my wife is so careless :(

 

 

Every so often I laugh at someone and then within a week or two the same thing happens to me. Eg I commented that a female colleague's new car has dents everywhere! Then I did it to mine. !!!





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  # 1765065 16-Apr-2017 16:10
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dwilson: Not sure why my wife is so careless 

 

It happens, to all of us. Even to the best.

 

I do hope the phone was not too expensive, or at least insured?





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  # 1766474 18-Apr-2017 07:42
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richms:

 

It's gone, dont bother with the IEMI lock as its probably off to get its guts harvested for the phone repair kiosk wherever it ends up.

 

 

 

 

OP get it IMEI blocked as well. It will take 2 seconds to do and it means in the more likely scenario that someone plans to sell it as it they will have a harder time doing so. 




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  # 1766476 18-Apr-2017 07:45
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tardtasticx:

 

richms:

 

It's gone, dont bother with the IEMI lock as its probably off to get its guts harvested for the phone repair kiosk wherever it ends up.

 

 

 

 

OP get it IMEI blocked as well. It will take 2 seconds to do and it means in the more likely scenario that someone plans to sell it as it they will have a harder time doing so. 

 

 

It's already done. New phone is ordered and wife is currently using a $20 prepay skinny phone which is making her miserable, right at a time she has a need for taking photos (mother in NZ for a week) which she would normally do on her phone.




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  # 1766477 18-Apr-2017 07:47
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IcI:

 

dwilson: Not sure why my wife is so careless 

 

It happens, to all of us. Even to the best.

 

I do hope the phone was not too expensive, or at least insured?

 

 

Sony Xperia X2 - I guess expensive enough to leave a sour taste in mouth. And is insured, but won't be bothering to claim, replacement was only $500.

 

 


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  # 1766513 18-Apr-2017 08:54
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I have had people poke fun at me for doing the wallet-keys-phone pat test every time I stand up. This thread has just reinforced for me to keep the habit going.




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  # 1766541 18-Apr-2017 09:45
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Funny, that's what I do!!


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