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Found a brand new phone, what to do

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by dahhwanger, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. dahhwanger

    dahhwanger New Member

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    hey guys..
    this is my first post here.
    this is a pretty crazy story.
    I got a package from a clothing store i ordered from and when i opened the box there was a brand new nextel i870 in the box. The phone was totally sealed and all the wires are in the bag new. i put in the battery to check to see if the phone was working and it is. there are no numbers in it.
    I called the clothing store i ordered from and they told me that they have no idea how it got in there and that i should just keep it.
    now my question is what can i do with this phone? how do i know if the phone is activated? can i sell this phone?

    thanks
     
  2. ShoresGuy

    ShoresGuy Euer WA Experte in Europa
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    Contact Nextel and make sure that it's not reported as missing or stolen. It could be that phone does belong to someone.
     
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  3. dahhwanger

    dahhwanger New Member

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    if the phone was activated does it mean it cannot be sold? it seems that i can make outgoing calls with the phone
     
  4. ShoresGuy

    ShoresGuy Euer WA Experte in Europa
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    Then that would already be a reason to make sure that the phone isn't reported as stolen or missing. If the phone has been activated under someone's name and is connected to someone's bank account, then you can bet that they most likely don't know where the phone has ended up.

    I wouldn't use the phone until that question has been answered.

    Good Luck
     
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  5. RJB

    RJB Gold Senior Member
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    I would call Nextel like shores said it could save you some trouble in the long run.
     

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