| | Re: Unlock cell phone ESN - was lost/stolen
"SMS" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Bill Kearney wrote:
>>> Once, I found a phone on a walking path, and it worked ok... sold it on
>>> eBay, then it was locked out as - lost/stolen - I refunded the buyer,
>>> and learned.....
>> Gee, you'll take the time to setup an ebay auction, but not to just drop
>> it off to a local phone store? How civic minded of you... not.
>> I've dropped off several phones I've found over the years. One wasn't
>> from that provider, but they looked whose it was, so I walked over to
>> that store instead. No reward, no thanks, just a clear conscience.
> I found a cell phone in the street once, and it was a real pain to get it
> back to the owner. First, he had nothing identifying who owned it, i.e. no
> "Home" entry in the phone book. Second, it was a T-Mobile phone, so when I
> took it home I couldn't make any calls, and had to go to a place with
> T-Mobile coverage. I called a random entry in the contact list and
> explained what had happened, and the person contacted the owner. I forgot
> to tell them to have the owner call me on my own phone, not the found
> phone, so I couldn't receive a call from the owner at home, but luckily he
> called me while I was out somewhere else.
> It would have never occurred to me to try to sell it on eBay. If I
> couldn't find the owner then I would have returned it to one of the
> carrier's stores so they could contact the owner some other way.
My brother lost his phone and befroe he even realize it our siser called him
and said some called him from his personal cell and he was able to call the
person and the meet the next day and he got it back....