1. Stoopidemu's Avatar
    Hey folks. Long time blog reader, first time on the forums.
    So my co workers and I found a Verizon iPhone in the our bar. The phone has no contacts, no media, no app store apps, nothing but a few (rather lewd) pictures. The curious thing is, when I go into the phone app and to the blank all contacts page, at the top it says "My Number: 0000004984". Anyone have any idea what that's about?

    Edit: also when I try to access Internet it says "Use WiFi or enable data roaming in Settings > General > Network. Additional Fees May apply." It's definitely Verizon because I looked up the model number (a1349). Is it just not activated? And why would it be in our bar??
    Last edited by Stoopidemu; 04-16-2011 at 01:54 AM.
    04-16-2011 01:51 AM
  2. verks's Avatar
    Take it to Verizon. I might have been wiped remotely. That's my guess.
    Asunners likes this.
    04-16-2011 03:06 AM
  3. verks's Avatar
    Although that doesn't explain that pics. Were they taken in the bar?
    04-16-2011 03:08 AM
  4. Libuff's Avatar
    i need to make this a stored reply.

    Found goods need to be returned to the authority before they become deemed STOLEN goods. The different between a good samaritan and a criminal is returning the phone to the police.
    04-16-2011 08:37 AM
  5. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I would take it back to a Verizon Corp store. They can track down the owner. I would guess the pics were taken after the remote wipe.

    I'm sure it has already been reported lost or stolen...so it would be worthless if that thought passed through already.
    04-16-2011 12:08 PM
  6. TiNuts's Avatar
    Post said pics?
    04-16-2011 12:09 PM
  7. mi_canuck#IM's Avatar
    Take it to Verizon. I might have been wiped remotely. That's my guess.
    most likely what happened...

    i've got find my iphone installed on mine... that's the first thing I'd do if I lost it...
    04-16-2011 01:57 PM
  8. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Post said pics?
    YES!! I'm curious as to the LEWD pics too LOL
    04-16-2011 04:32 PM
  9. jamesandyori's Avatar
    The pics would help.
    04-16-2011 05:03 PM
  10. saberahul's Avatar
    Number format does not make sense. Take it to Verizon and turn it in... it really isn't your problem that someone lost their phone; it is your responsibility to turn it in and not steal it and since you're turning it in or trying to find the owner, my hats off to you.
    04-16-2011 05:50 PM
  11. Stoopidemu's Avatar
    I was gonna return it to Verizon, I was more just curious about the number thing than anything. Didn't think about a remote wipe but that makes sense. Anyway, the guy who found it made me give it back to him at the end of the shift when I couldn't figure it out, he said he was going to give it to his friend because he owed him a favor (he's a real sketch ball so I didn't even question that!)
    As to the pics, believe me, you didn't want to see these picks. Very possible some jack *** took those after the remote wipe. Wouldn't put it past one of the guys from the kitchen, probably thinking it was the bartenders phone.

    Not gonna lie tho. My first thought was "Oh man, did I just find an iPhone 5 prototype?!?" That would have been sweet.
    04-16-2011 11:40 PM
  12. ghostface147's Avatar
    Well at least give us an idea of what they were....
    04-16-2011 11:54 PM
  13. HellKatzX's Avatar
    Post the pics and keep it for parts.
    04-17-2011 10:05 AM
  14. cellphonejedi's Avatar
    Post the pics and keep it for parts.
    Obviously you have never heard of "Karma"? It has a funny way of showing up and sometimes it doesnt work out in your favor!!
    04-18-2011 09:56 AM
  15. Hello Kitty's Avatar
    I would def turn it in. What if the tables were turned and it was your phone?
    04-19-2011 12:51 PM
  16. anon4705295's Avatar
    I will never understand why people think keeping someone elses phone is okay/a good plan. If they remote wiped it, they also blocked it and the phone is a brick. Tell your friend not to be a tool and return the freaking thing.
    04-19-2011 09:58 PM
  17. lcargile's Avatar
    Im with chirmer. Or better yet, how about YOU dont be a tool, and do the right thing.
    04-20-2011 08:12 AM