just found an iphone, what can I do with it?

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    so yeah, I found what apparently is an abandoned 8GB 3g iphone, model number a1241. I've never used an iphone or ipod really, before. I already have a zune for portable music and video watching, and I like the phone I have.

    without using a cellphone plan, is there anything that I can use this iphone for? I have wifi in my house, can I use it like a mini laptop? once I get it charged (the battery is dead) could I use any of the apps that are on it? I'm leaning towards selling it, but if there's anything major that I could do with it, I may just hold on to it.
     
  2. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

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    Call the numbers in the phone and attempt to return it to it's original owner.
     
  3. fabexmax

    fabexmax Well-Known Member

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    Yeah bro, don't take the karma hit, take it to an Apple store, charge it, and return it to the person. You just stated you have a phone and an mp3 player, you don't need it. returning it is the way to go. The person will be HELLA excited and won't believe you actually returned it.
     
  4. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    ok, yeah, that was the obvious thing. how about if that doesn't work?
     
  5. fabexmax

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    I have an iphone, so before you use it, you have to register it. If you take it to an AT&T store or apple store they will help you locate the owner.
     
  6. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    ahhh, so it's easier than just looking for a phone number like "home" in the address book? I literally have no idea how these things work. I can't even use touch screens.
     
  7. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    Wait... so you have no fingers? o.0

    Naw I'm just kidding.

    If you charge it up, (Prolly at an apple or at&t store) You have to tap the phonebook icon near the bottom of the screen and bring up all the numbers on the phone. Simple as that.
     
  8. fabexmax

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    So what happened? did you find the owner?
     
  9. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    i lost my iPhone and it never got returned...

    as for returning it, if they did report it lost i dont know if it'll lock itself cause the sim card is no longer valid (unless they unlocked it which you will be able to browse everything in there)...the best bet would be go to AT&T (or whoever the sim card belongs to)
     
  10. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    tried charging it yesterday, the battery seems shot because it won't go past the "empty battery with small red sliver" icon on the screen, and you can't apparently turn it on while plugged in.
     
  11. McBradders

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    Take it to the store, man, reunite it with its owner for great karmic banking.
     

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