has your cellphonme ever been stolen?

Philippines
May 26, 2007 5:37pm CST
yeah, i know its bad to relive bad memories but i am just curious. you see, i have been stolen of my cellphone once. :( i think my bag was open when i was walking on the street on my way to school and when i arrived at school, my cellphone was already gone! i really cried a lot the whole afternoon, until my parenst picked me up at school. i was still 14 years old that time and i really felt bad. :( what about you? has your cellphone ever been stolen?
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• United States
27 May 07
Not exactly stolen, but someone did use my phone. I lost it on the train once when I was still commuting to work, and I know that someone found it and used it to make a lot of calls to places that I didn't know. I really didn't get the whole story of exactly where they called until I found that there were a lot of calls made to numbers that I didn't know. It was okay, though, cause they made the calls the day they found it, on a Saturday. My weekend minutes took care of them. I canceled that phone that night, so it was okay. Meanwhile, I don't know what I would do if I had gotten a phone stolen though... that's a tough situation.
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• Philippines
27 May 07
oh, really.well, wat least your phone wasnt really stolen, it was just stolen in spirit. :P lolz. well, do take care of your phone my friend because a lot of people now are scamming to steal phones from poor commuting people, just like us. lolz.
@mameiha69 (157)
• Philippines
27 May 07
my first cellphone was stolen by my own classmate! now i don't know where she was now, eversince that incident happened. well now i take good care of my things because it was a big lesson to me.
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• Philippines
28 May 07
oh, that's too bad! why werent you able to get it back if you knew that your classmate was the one who stole it? well, at least you have learned your lesson from that experience. sometimes, there are just some lessons that we have to learn only through experiences. well, best of luck to you my friend! :)
• Philippines
31 May 07
i wasnt able to get it back because she suddenly disappeared. one time i called that number and pretended to be somebody, aomeone answere in the other line. i asked if she was Crystal(her name) she said yes. so that's the time i confirmed that was the one who stole my phone.
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• Philippines
31 May 07
ooh. then you should have called the police to arrest her! :P lolz. am i just so mean or what? well, whatever your reason was, it was pretty nice of you to just let your cellphone go like that. :P lolz.
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
Good for me because I have not experienced it yet until now and hopefully would not be soon. I'm sure it does not feel good when it happened to you. When I was working with my previous company, I always feel afraid when I'm on my way home from work. Maybe you've heard that Commonwealth Avenue where one of the dangerous road to take. Most accidents happen and crimes occur inside the public utility vehicles. I always pray to be home safely. We always have to be aware of what is happening around us to avoid untoward incidents like that. Anyway, it's a lesson to learn my friend.
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• Philippines
4 Jun 07
yes, good for you. i hope that you will not experience it at all because that feeling is just so bad. :P yes, yes, i have heard of commonwealth avenue, that is in manila, right? well, i am from davao in case you are wondering. lolz. :) well, anyway, my experience in the past is really a lesson to be learned and i hope that it will not happen to me anymore, once is enough.
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
I'm sure it's really a bad feeling. Commonwealth Avenue is located in Manila. And you should beware of that road whenever you plan to visit it.
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
ooh. so i am right that it is in manila. well, thank you for the advice, i always try to keep safe whenever i go to manila and i also have an aunt there and i usually ask her to fetch me or accompany me when i am in manila so that i wont have to worry much about my safety. :)
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@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
3 Jun 07
yes. just recently i lost my nokia 6600. there was a party at my house and the phone was just hidden in one of my drawers....after a couple of days i went to look for it coz i was gonna give it to my brother but i wasnt able to find it anywhere....i know for sure that it got lost during the party coz i actually put it away before the party started. i am not that sad though coz that was just my spare phone.
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
ooh.. im so sorry about that. :( a nokia 6600 is a really good phone. so sad to hear about it. well, at least you learned your lesson that you shouldnt really trust those drawers which has no lock when you are going to have a party in your house.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
i know....thanks for the concern.
@japboy (572)
• Malaysia
27 May 07
yeah..it happen to me when i was in high school and that was a school sport day.Actually it's not my cellphone,it was my brother's cellphone.I borrowed from him.I was so upset and angry actually on that time..i didn't notice it was stolen.. but that was past..life have to go on..
• Philippines
28 May 07
oh yes. school sports day or any day which involves some special events and numerous people - it really is a day which snatchers are waiting for. people tend to lose some of thier stuffs during these kinds of events thats why during these days, i dont really enjoy much because i have had some friends who have lost their belongings during special events days. :P
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
27 May 07
yes, my cellphone had been stolen twice in the past... it is inside a shopping centre and somebody open up my bag and just take my cellphone away... the other time, my ex-bf drops it from his pocket when we are watching movie and it is gone... it is very sad and i am panic when it happens... fortunately, my parents do not scold me a lot... they are just a little bit upset with me for being so careless... now, it never happen again...
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• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there my friend. yes, i agree, things like that really brings sadness and pain to us. we really dont want our cellphones to be lost or stolen but what can we do? at least we have the experience and now we are more alert and wise to take care of our properties. :)
@Norstar (695)
• India
27 May 07
Yes, it was stolen. It was rather painful to go through the subsequent process: I had to inform the mobile service provider and request for freezing my account, lodge a complaint with the police authorities, take a certified copy of this complaint to the mobile service provider, make a request for a duplicate SIM card, wait for them to reactivate the my account. I am happy that the old nubmer could be obtained, though. But some of the phone numbers that were stored in the memory of the SIM card could not be retrieved.
• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there. well, sorry for making your memory go back to that bad experience norstar. :P well, at least you were able to retain your old number and the proper consequences were done to your stolen or ost cellphone. :) we must be more alert next time so that it wont happen to us again because it is really not a good experience. :P
• United States
27 May 07
I had a cell phone stolen once..my first phone actually..I knew who had it..I called it and the idiot answered my phone..I went to her house and she wouldn't come to the door..so I sent a cement cinderblock through her mother's car windowshield..she still wouldn't come out, so I flattened the tires...she wouldn't come out, so I got fed up and went in..I got my phone back and couldn't wait to see her in school the next day...
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• Philippines
28 May 07
oh my, that is a one heck of an "atta girl" experience! you must have been really infuriated to be able to do those kind of things to her! well, at least you got your property! :) atta girl! :) you're just like one of those charlie's angels. lolz. :)
@pidok777 (31)
• Philippines
27 May 07
my cellphone not really stolen, I forgot it from the tricycle. But I do ringing my number but the one who picked-up doesnt want to answer it. Hmm... bad coz they have no intention of bringing it back to me. But of course, i admit it that it was my fault. If i just have put an extra effort to be prudent, then it was not lost. Anyway, that was 2 years ago.
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• Philippines
27 May 07
oh, that is a bad experience. the ones who were able to find your cellphone were dishinest and bad people! they should have brought it back to you because it is a known fact that when someone loses his or her property, they would feel really bad. :(
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
27 May 07
i considered it stolen because when i came back where i left it in a phone booth it wasn't there anymore. i was quite busy that day talking to someone using the phone booth when unknowingly i put my cell on top of the phone itself and forgot all about until the conversation ended. i just went ahead and when i wanted to send a message to someone i started looking for my cellphone. it wasn't in my hand anymore so i returned to the phone booth where i had the call and found no cellphone.
• Philippines
27 May 07
ooh. well, that is one sad story. :( you know, i almost had that same experience. i went to the bathroom to pee and then i placed my phone on top of the stall's wall. then, when i finished peeing, i just went back to my classroom without my cellphone! i forgot to bring it! when i was already seated in the classroom, i wanted to check if someone had sent me messages and that was when i realized that i left my cellphone in the bathroom! i really ran as fast as i could so that i could still retrieve my phone, to make sure that no one would be able to see it or steal it. luckily, my phone was still there. :) whew! thank God! :)
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
26 May 07
Yes, I have been stolen my cell phone once, few years ago. I was in the club with my friends, dancing and talking, and I was looking for something in my bag, so my bag was open. I looked at my friend because she talked something to me, and then I looked again into my bag, my phone wasn't there:( Fortunately, my money and my purse were still in my bag. Someone, who took my phone from my bag was quick:/ Clubs are crowded places, it's really hard to find pick-pocket.
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• Philippines
26 May 07
yeah, i agree, that was one quick snatching! lolz well, i know that clubs are really dangeorus places because aside fom its dark ambience and dark lighting, the place is really so crowded and its so easy for the pick-pockets to get what they want from our bag.:P
• Singapore
2 Jun 07
Thankfully no. :P I have had my file disfigured when I was a kiddie but not my phone stolen. Thank God! Try to be careful... but if someone is out to steal your thing, it's not easy to avoid. :(
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
hmm, may i ask what you actually and exactly mean when you say that you had your file disfigured? i cant really get it. lolz. :P anyway, its good for you that you had no experience of your phone being stolen. at least you are exempt from those kind of bad memories. lolz. but you are right, there's really nothing we can do if someone is really trying to steal something from us, if we try to resist or soemthing, they might end up killing us. we just have to accept that material things can be boought and found agian, unlike life, once it is lost, it can never be renewed or replaced again. i just hope the people who like to steal can have some conscience. :P
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• Singapore
4 Jun 07
file - A picture of a file.
Oh, take it literally... a file disfigured. A file.. like one in this picture. Disfigured - someone used a cutter/penknife and made hideous scratch marks on it that if the file was a real human face, it would be disfigured. I remember seeing the principal at the stairway and complained to her and showed her the file. I still remember how insensitive she was when she scolded me for not looking after my own things - it didn't happen this way. The teacher asked us to leave our bags (and files) at a common area and if anyone should be blamed, it is definitely not me. Can't remember when it happened. Maybe in grade 3 or 4. Just a wee kiddie bullied by the principal. *sniff*
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• Philippines
4 Jun 07
ooh.. so that is what you meant. tsk3x. bad bully principal. what were in those files anyway? :)
@prram1 (88)
• India
5 Jun 07
Luckily my cellphone has not yet been stolen , but had a terrible experience once with a cellphone which I wished never happend . I could just use that phone for 30 days & after that it never worked
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
hi there! :) ih my, that is still bad news. :( was the phone that you bought brand new? or just a second hand or a reconditioned phone? that is really too bad! but the phones usually have warrabty, right? did you bring it back to the store?
@jazmin08 (173)
• Philippines
31 May 07
yes, alot of times..cried alot of times too...but thats life so i just buy a new one and feel better again
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
aaw. :( its really sad when we lose our cellphone especially if we werent the ones who bought it because we'd be so scared to tell our parents that we lost it or it got stolen. i really felt so bad when i lost my phone and i cried until i thought there were no more tears that could come out from my eyes. lolz. :P
@silv3rcut (178)
27 May 07
yes i lost mine around a 3 months ago because it fell out my pocket, i didn't have insurance either so i was really gutted and felt very stupid. If i could turn back time i would.
• Philippines
28 May 07
well, that's too bad. but dont feel so bad, because its not only you who experienced that kind of bad thing. it would be nice if we could turn back time, but we couldnt, so i guess we just have to learn from that experience. :) God bless!
• United States
27 May 07
Yes. And I ran after him! But there were three other guys who disappeared with him. I hate them!
• Philippines
28 May 07
oh my! you are one brave girl. well, there are really some snatchers who have "back ups" whenever they are going to steal something. its like they already have a plan of escaping. grr, they are really bad guys. they should be punished by the law.:(
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
27 May 07
Well it is my thrid time to lost a handphone recently .. it is kinda of sad man but lucky no one blame me on the incident .Anyway after all this lesson i believe no point such a good phone unless you can afford to lose it yea
• Philippines
27 May 07
oh really? whoa, thats too many times! :P what happened? why did you keep on losing your phone? sis someone steal it or did you just lose it or drop it somewhere? you should be very careful friend. and yeah, if that;s the case, maybe you shouldnt buy those exoensive cellphones, just buy the cheapest ones so that it wouldnt be so hurting if you lose it. take care always.
@emsyme (5)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
yup!!! my cellphone was on my pouch and when i look for it i see my pouch have been open by some one and my cellphone and extra money was gone... amp
@abrarr (1246)
• Pakistan
27 May 07
no GOD forbid, i've neva gon through that experience!!
@pidok777 (31)
• Philippines
27 May 07
2 times here has been stolen my celphones