What would you do if you find a unclaimed cell on a road?

@sanuanu (11238)
India
March 26, 2009 11:31pm CST
I have discussed one discussion on lost phones now it is the time to anwer the reverse of that incident! Would you take it happily or return it because it is that easy finding the owner! You don't have to spend a single penny finding him/her. One can use cell's contact list to inform that the phone has been lost and the owner would be coming running with his/her legs on his head! So, would you or you will take it because one day you have lost one cell and think that this is the payback you are getting from God?
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@chimrani (1430)
• India
27 Mar 09
I just go to address book of the mobile and call one of the phone numbers and ask him to tell the address of this mobile number and i just send the mobile to respective owner.I havw many mobiles and i don't want others mobile
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
30 Mar 09
So, did you return one cellphone you get unclaimed. That is great. You are now in that list of honest people now! Cheer!
@chimrani (1430)
• India
30 Mar 09
Thanks
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
3 Apr 09
Mention not!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
If I found a cell phone on the road I wouldn't consider keeping it because if I lost mine I would like to think that some kind soul would return it. No matter how many phones I lost myself, I would not keep one that I found because I just wouldn't feel right knowing someone may be looking for it and possibly feel very upset about it.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
30 Mar 09
Good for you! I don't I can be that honest but I can share one incident with you. Once I was in a bank filling up a form. Well, there a guy was sitting with him cell on the table. After sometime he left from there but left his cell unattended on table. I was in two minds whether to keep that or not! Well, I was in that state for 5 minutes and after that the guy came back and found his cell. I asked if it belonged to him. He said yes and I was kind of getting angry on him that "how can you be so careless about his cell. It was me who didn't took it into my pocket, otherwise, you would have lost it!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
30 Mar 09
I'm glad you didn't take it and that the guy got his phone back. It can be really upsetting to lose it and it can happen to anyone to leave it somewhere no matter how careful they usually are.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
3 Apr 09
He was really worried and in a hurry too! He must have thanked me(which he didn't) but his eyes told me the whole story!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Hi, sanuanu! I would pick it up with a cloth and return it to the police station. They can get into contact with the right person.. I would not look through their phone... A part of me would feel funny.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
Funny! What is funny in it? Someone lost his/her cell and you are finding it funny? I can't understand it!
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I would call different numbers to find out who's it is then I would try to return it to them, and if I lost mind I would want a person to do the same thing.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
Yes, I don't I will be doing the same as I lost mine twice and I would rather feel that this is the payback from God!
• India
28 Mar 09
no that would be selfishness to take other's cell without knowing him as i know when some of my friends lost their cell phones how u feel as like losing ur daily contacts & most of all its ur best source of help so i would be kindly returning the cell to that somebody who has lost it in the middle of the road or the person would be feeling lost & lonely in this entire world as its that important to a person.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
I hope that your mind will not change if you find it unclaimed on middle of a crowded road!
• United States
28 Mar 09
Honestly lol i dont think a cell phone i find on the road would be that valuable. But realyy i would just return it cuase its stupid to keep it. If you did i mean what are you going to do with it because once the person reports it stolen you pretty much cant use it. And now a days the cell phone company could probably locate you with the phone. Also because it would be really easy to retyurn it and you never know someone would peobably pay you a little seeing as how you returned their "LIFE" back to them. And cause if i lost my phone i surte would want that thing back!
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
At least I didn't locate my cell phone when It got lost or stolen. In my town there are not using new models which can track its situation after loosing it or getting it stolen. I was given an opportunity to buy a Nokia N73 @ 50 dollars only. In deed that was a stolen one but I didn't buy it because I didn't had money at that time. I am still repenting on it because it could have been a worthy buy you know!
@hotsummer (10376)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
i would definitely take it and try to return it to the owner. so that the owner will not have to buy a new phone. i would definitely be happy if someone do that for me too. if they will return the cellphone back to me. but i would have this worry though if the person who is giving back the phone will have other interest than giving back the phone. but i will not have worry if i am doing one going to return it back. cause i know myself. and i will not going to take advantage of them.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
When I first read your post it sounds like. I would definitely take it! Well, later on I went for rest and got to know that you would return it. Glad that you are not like someone who did take my phone!
@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I would of course try to return the phone. I well remember the time one of my friends lost her phone and I would wish to have no one go through that experience.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
I am really sorry about your friend but I would suggest you to be careful about your cell too!
• India
27 Mar 09
Hi lotter first of all iwill search some reliable number from the cell phone ,such as any relative or so ,and then return it to them.:)
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
Good. I wish I would loose my phone to you!
@nee_raks (205)
• India
27 Mar 09
ahh! never lost a cellphone yet and to Qualify to answer this i should lose one. Okay just kidding .. can't take it home because in one of my answers for the same mylotter i apperciated the teachers saying "HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY". you could easily understand what it means here in hindi (Apne Pairon Par Kulhadi Maarna)LOL sorry no joking ..is a serious matter. let me think, will check out the model and brand first .. hey everybody will do! Either i will call for police help or will make call from the phonebook to find clues. All depends on the real situation.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
Do want to qualify for my discussion? It is upto you man. I will not ask you to do anything for qualifying or something. All I know is that I was really sad and started crying when I found that my phone was lost!
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I would absolutely pick up the phone and try and contact the owner. I would hope that they have their "home" number programed in their contact list. If not, I would contact a couple of the numbers in the contact list and have them try and find the owner. I was on the other end of this delema when my nephew lost his phone. Someone walking through the neighborhood found it and called the "home" number. it was great being able to surprise him with his found phone.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
You would find a number with name "Home number". If you find my phone then it is that easy contacting me and I hoped really hoped that someone would call my home number and i will get back my cell in my hands soon but it was not the case dude!
• United States
27 Mar 09
I would look in the contacts. Most will have one that says mom or dad and that is who I would call. They could tell you who the owner is and where to find them. Then I would find them and return the phone. It is the only right thing to do.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
Yes but I have saved a number with "Home Number" in my cell, which targets my landline numbers.
@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
27 Mar 09
i would look at the contact list and call and try to find the owner. i always hate when i loose my phone i usually start calling the number in hopes that some one will pick up so that i will know where i left it.i guess i really never thought about a cell phone being a bomb. i will have to say a little prayer next time i find one and hope for the best.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
If you feel that it is a bomb or it is linked with a bomb then you must call the police instead of touching it by your own hands!
27 Mar 09
yes most definately pick it up and take steps to find the owner, you would want someone to do that for you had you lost the phone. It did happen to me when I was visiting a local carpet shop, I had been moving about some large peices of underlay, although i did not know it at the time, my mobile fell out of my pocket as I was bending over. I use and rely on it for business and the inconvenience of replacement, loss of data is real hassle. Fortunately for me I recieved a call from my father a few hours later before i had noticed the loss, he explained he had received a call from the store and suggested I return to collect it. I was most grateful and gave a very small cash reward to the member of staff who found it.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
There are not many people who are honest these days. I have this expereince with me that when it was my turn then I shown them my honesty but when I lost something, no one dared to return it to I!
@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
27 Mar 09
If I found a cell phone I would try to get a hold of somebody in the persons contacts to try to return the phone to the owner. I know it's the right thing to do. I would want someone to do that for me also. If I was not able to I post add in pennysaver or greensheet and have someone call and see if they have claim it. description of phone and wear about they may have lost it.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Jul 10
Oh, I always think that if more persons are like you then we might not loose our phones a lot and I could have also enjoyed high priced mobiles!
@Dorrdavy (277)
• Jamaica
27 Mar 09
i would never keep someones phone if i find it NEVER! i would return it, its not mine, i dont want it.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
30 Mar 09
Ok, thanks for the honest response. Did you loose your cell in your life ever?
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
27 Mar 09
This is the era of terrorism and time and again we are reminded not to touch anything that is unclaimed. For my safety and others' as well I would over look that phone and be on my way. Why to take unnecessary risk.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
30 Mar 09
Right! Second response with terror. Well, will that not be a good idea that you call the police instead of letting it sleep in public?
• United States
27 Mar 09
I would turn it in if I found a cell phone....because I know of so many that have lost there cell phones, or had one stolen... etc, and I have seen the one side that they have to deal with getting new ones and eveything that goes with that. my hubby did find a laptop that someone threw away in a garbage, it worked and everything so he wasnt sure if someone got mad and someone and threw it away so he turned it into the police station....and after 90 days if no one claims it--it is yours free and clear....so we got the laptop last month... we have to get a cord for it, but now it is ours legally.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
30 Mar 09
Ok but with cellphones, the things are different. You can find the legal user by just looking into it contact list. If there is no once responding to it then only the cell will be yours, don't you think?
@mymytri (2032)
• India
27 Mar 09
I will return that cell to owner for sure.I have done many times.I dont like take anything others happily.Even if i find some coins on the road i will drop them in hundi in any temple.It was a habit from my childhood and learnt it from my parents.Happy mylotting sananu...
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
30 Mar 09
Many times! Really! That is great. Alas! my phone didn't get lost to you otherwise I would have saved some money in my pocket which was consumed in buying cells!
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
27 Mar 09
I would most certainly return it. The person who looses it would be having a tough time in trying to find it. I would try and contact someone from the contact list of his to return it to him. Even if i had gone through loosing a phone, i would not want someone else to to go through it.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
30 Mar 09
Hmm, good habit. I hope you will not change your mind if you find a phone. I will try to be with you all the time so that when I loose my phone you will be the one who find it. Thanks for responding my friend.