1. zamey's Avatar
    Here's the deal.

    I found a Tour on the bus about a week ago. I've held onto it thinking if someone was missing it, I'd be happy to return it - no questions asked. Well, I haven't heard anything, and I've already checked out Craigslist up and down, with no return.

    Now, before I become the good samaritan by bringing it to Verizon to ensure the owner is tracked down and whatever, I'm going to be the **** and find out a few things about it first

    I know that CDMA phones go off the ESN as far as who owns it, etc. But because the Tour has a SIM card slot, is there any way to wipe the phone and unlock it to be used with AT&T, or, because it was probably reported stolen by now, am I SOL? My theory is if someone really DOES come forward to say they lost it, and it is theirs, I will have done them a favor by having the thing unlocked and whatnot.

    (Yeah, my conscience says turn it in, but my CB heart says play with it before turning it in!)

    Thanks for ideas, suggestions, facts, etc. in advance....
    08-06-09 10:27 AM
  2. cdaiscool's Avatar
    Turn it in. You could unlock it, but I don't feel like helping someone wanting to steal it. Could be my phone in a year or 6...

    Have a nice day
    08-06-09 10:32 AM
  3. crackzilla's Avatar
    All you have to do is look thru the phonebook and call a close contact of the owner like mom/dad etc... Do the right thing turn the phone in, once you start playing with it u wont give it back. A true CB would turn it in immediately.
    08-06-09 10:38 AM
  4. decentfreak's Avatar
    You should definitely just turn it in. you should have turned it in by now. Think if this was you missing your phone.

    On a side note and to try to get you to turn it in faster, there is no use for you with it on ATT. The phone has a CDMA radio in it. Thats the only radio that can be used in the US. Yes, it has a SIM slot, but that is because it is a global phone. The SIM slot does not work on the ATT frequency rather only on the across sea's frequencies.
    08-06-09 10:41 AM
  5. zamey's Avatar
    decentfreak - thanks for the input.

    I've requested this thread be closed. None of you get the idea.
    08-06-09 10:43 AM
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