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Lost my phone
pauly93
Newbie

Well I lost my iPhone and I didn't set up iCloud yet. Is there any way to locate this thing or am I at the whim of the person who finds it?

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Re: Lost my phone
kaebfly
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If you didn't set up iCloud or have the ""Find My Phone" feature turned on in settings for the phone then no, you won't be able to track it. You need to contact VZW to let them know the phone was stolen. If you don't have a backup device to use until you either find your iPhone or get a replacement then you can ask them to temp suspend your service until you can get a phone to use. Good luck....maybe you will be lucky and the phone will be returned (assuming you lost it somewhere that some one would know it was your device or they try calling you or your contacts from the phone to try and find the owner).

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Re: Lost my phone
SallyC
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I don't know of a way to find it if you haven't installed something like SeekDroid on it.  Maybe someone else does.  In the meantime, I'd go to My Verizon>My Device>Manage My Device and Suspend Service.  You might also call Customer Support and see if they can assist you.  Sorry.

 

Ah - just realized you've got an iPhone.  It does seem to me there was a way using MobileMe or something you could access your phone. Obviously SeekDroid isn't for you.  So maybe someone more familiar with the iPhone can help or someone from VZ customer support.

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Re: Lost my phone
kaebfly
Champion

If you didn't set up iCloud or have the ""Find My Phone" feature turned on in settings for the phone then no, you won't be able to track it. You need to contact VZW to let them know the phone was stolen. If you don't have a backup device to use until you either find your iPhone or get a replacement then you can ask them to temp suspend your service until you can get a phone to use. Good luck....maybe you will be lucky and the phone will be returned (assuming you lost it somewhere that some one would know it was your device or they try calling you or your contacts from the phone to try and find the owner).

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Re: Lost my phone
pvonk
Enthusiast
Without having set up FindMyiPhone (which uses either mobileMe or iCloud), there's no way to track it. And Apple and the carriers do not track them either.
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Re: Lost my phone
kaebfly
Champion

pvonk wrote:
Without having set up FindMyiPhone (which uses either mobileMe or iCloud), there's no way to track it. And Apple and the carriers do not track them either.

Correct. Letting VZW know the phone is lost/stolen allows them to keep it from being re-activated on another line, but it won't get the phone back for the OP.

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Re: Lost my phone
pauly93
Newbie

Thanks guys. I did suspend the service. Enjoy your holidays.

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