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Found a phone

neilo

Banned
I found a mobile phone in the works car park today . But cant use it as its got a pin protection
How can I find a way in to it to find some numbers so i can call round to find out whos phone it is ?
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
neilo said:
I found a mobile phone in the works car park today . But cant use it as its got a pin protection
How can I find a way in to it to find some numbers so i can call round to find out whos phone it is ?


I would just hand it into the police or lost property department for that building. :)
 

mason

Active Member
neilo said:
I found a mobile phone in the works car park today . But cant use it as its got a pin protection
How can I find a way in to it to find some numbers so i can call round to find out whos phone it is ?

Ah what the hell... stick it on ebay, sell it and get yourself some beer vouchers!!! :laugh:
 

neilo

Banned
the battery died so cant even try my sim to see if any numbers are acrtually on the phone
 

Ayub

Distinguished Member
I would hand it in to the police station ( the local one). You might block the sim and they would be of no use to them or you.
 

Mr Cat

Banned
if its in your works car park then send out an e-mail to everyone, or hand it in at reception.....
 
The Police are useless, they will probably chuck it in lost property, as if they give a monkeys to power the phone up and try and find out who's it is...If it looks like an expensive phone, buy a charger and charge it up, and see if you can get past the PIN, then if you can find out who's it is just charge them for the charger...also try taing the batter out and see if there is an identification stickers, if you have access ot a UV light then put it under that...
 

krish

Distinguished Member
meansizzler said:
The Police are useless, they will probably chuck it in lost property, as if they give a monkeys to power the phone up and try and find out who's it is...If it looks like an expensive phone, buy a charger and charge it up, and see if you can get past the PIN, then if you can find out who's it is just charge them for the charger...also try taing the batter out and see if there is an identification stickers, if you have access ot a UV light then put it under that...

Exactly!!! Police have admitted as much to me, when I lost a mobile last year.

So... a send all message as suggested would probably be the best thing to do right now....
Mr Cat said:
if its in your works car park then send out an e-mail to everyone, or hand it in at reception.....
... you could also email or ask around for an appropriate charger, charge up, insert your sim, check internal address book for "home", "mum/dad" etc, if sim not recognised, then its a locked phone, so remove - shouldn't really affect your sim.
 

neilo

Banned
I might try getting a charger for it ( had my g/f not dumped me last week , she has one lol )
A mass email is impossible lol there are thousands n thousands who work at the beeb lol
 

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi,

Hand in the phone, and ask the Reception team to place a note at reception, asking if anyone has lost a mobile in the car-park recently, and if they have, to contact XXXX.

Leave your contact details, so that if the rightful owner comes along, they can then (hopefully) thank you, for being an honest person. :)

Don't start trying to access the phone numbers, texts, etc to see who the phone belongs to. It's an invasion of that person's privacy! :lesson:


Pooch
 

krish

Distinguished Member
PoochJD said:
....Don't start trying to access the phone numbers, texts, etc to see who the phone belongs to. It's an invasion of that person's privacy!

If the person was a visitor rather than employee then most likely that they will never claim it. If address book can be accessed then its the best bet for a speedy resolution and its not really major invasion of privacy to flick down a list of names that mean nothing to do someone a favour. I don't think texts are usually accessible with a different sim (and if they were, yes it would be an invasion of privacy - so DON'T read them!).
 

stealther

Active Member
krish72 said:
If the person was a visitor rather than employee then most likely that they will never claim it. If address book can be accessed then its the best bet for a speedy resolution and its not really major invasion of privacy to flick down a list of names that mean nothing to do someone a favour. I don't think texts are usually accessible with a different sim (and if they were, yes it would be an invasion of privacy - so DON'T read them!).

So I take it looking to see if there is any porn on it is out then?:devil:
 

ush flynn

Well-known Member
theres always porn man, a friend of mine found a phone in newquay once with tons of pics of the owners, or girlfriend of owners naked body.. if anything it will encourage you to find the person who lost it!

My girlfriend lost her handbag once and the person who picked it up rang the last number dialled (so didnt look through phone book) and said excuse me the person whos phone this is has left her handbag behind, do you live near blah blah so i can drop it off to her? i think she had the best way of doing it.... shoulda charged her for using up me her free minutes though :p
 

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