By phonegotlostinthepark - 03/12/2013 17:54 - New Zealand - Auckland

Today, I lost my phone. I called the number from my friend's phone, hoping I could find it. A guy answered, laughed "Thanks for the phone!" and hung up. FML
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Track your number, since this guy is obviously too dumb to turn the thing off.

Just shut off the phone. Then, he can't use it.

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Haha what a dick.

I thought he was really sweet, lol. If you had an iPhone, then you could track it with an app because he hasn't turned it off. I'm pretty sure other smart phones have this feature as well.

OP, there are actually apps/websites where you can track a phone number's location. My psychotic stepdad used to do that to my mom before they divorced. I would look into that, then get 3 of your biggest, muscliest (is that a word?) friends to go to the location with you and kick his ass.

Probably be a better Idea to send the police you'll just end up with a criminal conviction and a lawsuit if you assault him.

Are you kidding me, that's so rude, how does one go about doing such a thing as to just pick and say "thanks"......OP I agree with the others you should try to track down your phone ASAP and you should also consider contacting the police. Hope you get it back Hun.

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Or, OP could trace and shut off their phone. Sometimes you can't let thieves enjoy themselves.

Sometimes ya just gotta let thieves rot in jail.

Why shut off the phone if you trace it? If you disconnect the phone maybe but shutting it off is pointless if it has a lock on it.

Stealing a phone is hardly worth jail time. Maybe some money headed OPs way but jail time is way to extreme for taking a cell phone.

65, now days people tend to have their entire lives tied to their phones: contact info, scheduling, email, and for some the only alarm clock they own. Our computer crashed so I've used my phone to do our taxes. All that information is worth a lot more than "just a phone" to the right people. It definitely warrants jail time.

To who? The cell phone police?

The regular police. Stealing a phone is "theft", after all. I believe that's still illegal, isn't it?

Just shut off the phone. Then, he can't use it.

He may not be able to use it but that doesn't mean he can't just quickly sell it off to someone that can get around these things, it was a common practice in my former school and area. Scummy people everywhere.

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That's what I was thinking.!

call your cell phone carrier and have them shut down your phone

Track your number, since this guy is obviously too dumb to turn the thing off.

Probably not even worth it at that point though

Tracking software and/or police?

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Hah, what an asshole... but kind of a funny asshole.

I'll show you a funny asshole! Wait, that came out wrong...

We really don't want anything coming out of a funny asshole.

I'm slightly confused as to how he just guessed that the person calling was the phone's owner, and not just a friend calling? I doubt he would just scream "thanks for the phone" to anyone who called....

Ask your friend not to use the phone yet, then report the number to the police. They can trace the location, and catch that bandit

they generally don't go to such lengths for a phone

Then call Charles fucking Bronson and get shit done. "Death Wish XXVIII, coming soon to a theater near you!"

Well, I would say that OP should have a tracking device (like Find my iPhone) but not everyone has a smartphone or the tech savvy to do it. And chances are very small, so it's not the first thing that comes into people's minds. And if it's reported to the police as a theft, then they are obligated to take it seriously.

#19 I had the cops come to my door and harass me about some little girl's iPhone that got stolen out of a car in the parking garage. The app they were using apparently tracked the phone to my apartment. I'd been out all day, but they were adamant it was 100% accurate - Moral of the story, the apps are B.S. but cops will still investigate a stolen phone if they think the app will make it easy.

That's why you put a tracking app on your phone with better password protection.

he still can off of the apple store and it will lock the phone

10, With smartphones these days, you don't need to unlock the phone to respond to a call. The guy who got the phone could get it wiped, destroying all content on the phone, including passwords, thus possibly destroying any tracking apps.

Location services, or whatever it's called? Please tell me you have some type of GPS tracker on your phone. Then wait until late at night. Break into his house, take your phone back, and fart on his sleeping face. Everyone lived happily ever after. The end!