Lost/stolen iPhone 5s in South Korea. Is IMEI blacklist global?
Please help me out!
A short visit to South Korea got my friend devastated... In the airplane back to USA, he realized that his iPhone 5s (iOS 7? 7.1? He does not remember) was not with him. It probably was lost/stolen in the airport....and he is too embarrassed to admit that he was that careless and there was nothing he could do when he figured it out. I feel so bad because I was the one who suggested him to tour my home country.... I know it is not my fault, but I am asking around to see if there is anything I can do to help him out.
As soon as we can, we will go to the cell phone carrier and fill out the report... But would that really help with him get his phone back? Is IMEI blacklist universal? Would it affect the businesses in South Korea so he can get a notification when somebody tries to activate his USA phone with a new Korean SIM card? What else can we do about it?
I'd really really appreciate any piece of advice.... Thanks a lot!