Anyone else have your iPhone5 stolen before it got to you (pre-orders)?

SaMaster14

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Well, as some of you may know, my iPhone5 was stolen (somehow) before it got me on 9/21. My box came and the only thing inside were the Verizon pamphlets and insurance info, start up guide etc. No iPhone at all... not even the iPhone box.
(More info here: http://forums.imore.com/iphone-5-forum/240858-big-problem-verizon.html)

I'm just wondering if this has happened to anyone else here... or in the past (maybe with a 4S). How did Verizon/FedEx/Apple deal with your situation? Was it done in a timely matter?

I hope all is worked out soon. Verizon has been very helpful so far, and I should be receiving another call tomorrow.
 

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Good thing with Verizon is they can block the IMEI for their network. However since iPhone 5 is unlocked anyone can insert another carriers sim and utilize the other network.
 

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Well, as some of you may know, my iPhone5 was stolen (somehow) before it got me on 9/21. My box came and the only thing inside were the Verizon pamphlets and insurance info, start up guide etc. No iPhone at all... not even the iPhone box.
(More info here: http://forums.imore.com/iphone-5-forum/240858-big-problem-verizon.html)

I'm just wondering if this has happened to anyone else here... or in the past (maybe with a 4S). How did Verizon/FedEx/Apple deal with your situation? Was it done in a timely matter?

I hope all is worked out soon. Verizon has been very helpful so far, and I should be receiving another call tomorrow.

Doesn't sound like they were very helpful so far.. You have your phone yet?
 

SaMaster14

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No phone yet. But I understand why they need to 'investigate' I just hope that I get the phone this coming week. If I don't, I'll probably go through Apple directly and get one (I'm sure they will be getting more stock in than Verizon will... and sooner at that).
 

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I haven't heard of that happening to anyone else (yet). But that's really sh*tty. I really hope they figure everything out and get your phone to you ASAP. Sorry that happened to you, bro.
 

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Mine arrived on Tuesday from Verizon Wireless, a day early no less and no charge for overnight shipping to boot. Fortunately for me it was perfect, ok a very, very minor nick or on one edge of the side but nothing that would have caused a return.