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Where’s “Lost property” for mobile phones?

By M0les 7 April 2010 24

Hey crowd. My dad just called me to let me know he found a mobile phone at the side of the road on one of his outings. He thought it was dead, but it turned-out to have power (currently) and credit to make calls. He then asked what to do with it. So the question for everyone is:

What do you do with “found” mobile phones?

My best guess it to keep it around waiting for someone to call, then see if constable plod would be interested in it when it dies or you can’t be bothered anymore?

I don’t think rummaging through the last calls log is going to get you very far without a lot of effort and uncomfortable conversations.

Anyone got any better ideas?

FWIW, the phone in question is a Telstra-branded Samsung (don’t know the model) with a Vodafone SIM. This suggests to me it’s a prepaid phone with little intrinsic value (or perhaps a “burner” such-as seen in The Wire – heh!)


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Davo111 7:48 pm 08 Apr 10

James-T-Kirk said :

Takes about 5 minutes – just ring the last 3 dialed numbers, and explain you fond the phone, and give them your contact details.

Not uncomfortable at all.

+1, so easy. If you’re scared just text them, and/or ask them for a return address so you can post it…

midlife 2:11 pm 08 Apr 10

Have a bit of fun! Call some “personal service providers” typically located in fyshwick and mitchell. Then return the phone preferably to their other half.

p1 1:43 pm 08 Apr 10

Maybe you should give the name and number of male friends with gender non-specific names?

BimboGeek 1:27 pm 08 Apr 10

p1 the other thing I like to do is give horny men the phone number of random girlfriends, preferably for my CRANKIEST girlfriends. Then the guy tries to phone me, gets my friend and confusion and hilarity occur! I’m starting to get calls for my friends though, so I guess it goes both ways…

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