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Found a brand new phone, what to do

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' 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?
    i made an outgoing call and it works.

    thanks
     
  2. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    Here's what I would do... If you made an outgoing call then the phone is activated. I would look up the phone's number (usually displayed when you turn it on, or call your phone from it and check the caller ID). Call the person and leave them a voicemail with information on how to contact you and hopefully they will check the voicemail and call you back.

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  3. dahhwanger

    dahhwanger New Member

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    hm.. the voicemail has not been activated yet
     
  4. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    I would call Nextel then...

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  5. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    Why doesn't that happen to any of the rest of us?
     
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  6. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
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    if it is a nextel there is a menu option in the phone called "My Info" if the phone has been activated long enough then the network has already updated this section by OTA........get the number and call nextel report the phone found and give them the number......they will probably tell you what to do
     
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  7. Medic7

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    Call Nextel. Or take it to a Nextel store. I'd not keep using it as if the user reports it stolen and Nextel puts it on the Negative list, then you could get in trouble for having a stolen phone.
     
  8. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
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    yeah.....all cellphone companies have to do is program the IMEI into their systems as lost and the phone will immediately stop working....not only that but they might use the GPS from the phone to pinpoint its location
     
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