1. Dean211284's Avatar
    My friend lost his iPhone yesterday, he has it insured and is about to put the claim in. If he finds it tonight (it may be at a friends) will it be blocked and become unusable in this country (UK) before they send the new iPhone out?
    So would the insurance company use his imei number to disable his phone totaly? As he has lots off stuff saved on there he would love to get back if he finds the phone.
    10-20-2011 03:14 PM
  2. Timhewitt's Avatar
    If the IMEI number is blocked, the phone will not be able to be used as a phone, however the data on the device will still be available and it can still connect to wifi networks.

    I have no idea if the insurance company will notify the carrier that the phone is lost however.
    10-20-2011 08:02 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If it's GSM the carrier most likely won't block the imei number.
    10-20-2011 11:09 PM
  4. OlegWasHere's Avatar
    It can still be used when my iPhone 3GS got stolen it was still being used I called AT&T and the cops and they said they couldn't find it because it wasn't a child in danger
    10-20-2011 11:34 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    They won't block the IMEI number, I wouldn't worry about it, just remember that honesty is the best policy.
    10-21-2011 12:04 AM
  6. robes1's Avatar
    Yes you can say you lost it and get another one really cheap. LOL!
    10-21-2011 02:51 AM
  7. OlegWasHere's Avatar
    Yes you can say you lost it and get another one really cheap. LOL!
    AT&T only offered me one at 20 percent off retail
    10-21-2011 07:03 PM