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    Here is my question. I have a iphone 6 from my old job that I thought was broken. I'm no longer with that company after downsizing and whatnot....anyway, the phone actually works just fine now. If I decide to use the phone and sign up with a carrier is there anyway for the company to see that the phone is still in use?? I thought about sending it back but the company just throws old equipment away.
    01-01-2019 04:23 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It’s possible. After all it’s their phone, not yours. You should probably do the right thing and return it to your old employer.
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    01-01-2019 04:26 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Here is my question. I have a iphone 6 from my old job that I thought was broken. I'm no longer with that company after downsizing and whatnot....anyway, the phone actually works just fine now. If I decide to use the phone and sign up with a carrier is there anyway for the company to see that the phone is still in use?? I thought about sending it back but the company just throws old equipment away.
    More than likely, yes and the phone is probably enrolled in the company’s MDM system.
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    01-01-2019 04:31 PM
  4. bakron1's Avatar
    As with the other folks have stated, I would do the right thing and take or send it back to your old company.
    01-01-2019 05:46 PM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I agree that you should turn it in. As stated, it’s likely tied to a company account. Most companies I know that issue phones also use an enterprise account which is used for the bill and to limit functionality of the device to what the company seems acceptable.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-01-2019 05:46 PM
  6. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Send it back, turn it in.
    01-01-2019 09:39 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    I agree with the others, BUT with a twist. I say contact them, let them know you have the phone and wish to return it. They MAY well say for you to keep it. It's value to the business has most likely been fully depreciated.
    01-02-2019 09:48 AM
  8. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    I agree with the others, BUT with a twist. I say contact them, let them know you have the phone and wish to return it. They MAY well say for you to keep it. It's value to the business has most likely been fully depreciated.
    ^This.
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    01-02-2019 10:17 AM
  9. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I agree with everyone else... you should definitely reach out to your former employer and offer to return the phone to them. It's the right thing to do after all! And who knows, as others have already pointed out, they may just let you keep it!
    libra89 likes this.
    01-02-2019 02:10 PM
  10. Wotchered's Avatar
    I agree with the others, BUT with a twist. I say contact them, let them know you have the phone and wish to return it. They MAY well say for you to keep it. It's value to the business has most likely been fully depreciated.
    Don’t forget to ask your old firm to send you the postage cost if they want it back, up front of course !
    pkcable likes this.
    01-09-2019 05:35 AM

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