My son lost his cell phone

India
January 14, 2011 11:12am CST
Today is Makar Sakranti, a festival in India, we are in our son's home in Hyderabad. He had gone to temples to pray for prosperity and well being of all in the family, as today is the first day of the NEW YEAR as per our hindu almanac. He came home now in an auto rickshaw, while changing dresses he discoverd that the cell phone is not there, might have fall down, using my phone he called his cell phone, there was no ringing sound, this means some body has removed the SIM already. We all feel so bad, gone is gone, getting back chance is zero Last January when we were here, my hubby had given him this Black berry cell phone as New year gift. Tomorrow he will go police station, file FIR, get a copy of it to get new SIM of same number, the most painful thing is the numbers he saved in it. These days no body remembers all the saved numbers. Did you ever lost your cell phone? You got it back? What procedure is followed to get a new SIM of same number? kalyani
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12 responses
14 Jan 11
This is all quite a regular thing that happens and enough technology hasnt been made to improve tracking mobiles when they are lost or stolen my sons are always losing mobile luckily once we did get it returned as someone was truthful enough to make contact and return the phone.I hope you are sucessful in getting this sorted and for furture reference you can get a sim reader for between 3 and 5 dollar which keeps a memory of what you have on your sim incase it is lost at least that will mean you have numbers etc.
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• India
16 Jan 11
Well there may be such honest persons who can call back and return, but very very few lol, you were lucky thnxs for reponse kalyani
• United States
14 Jan 11
I am so sorry to hear that your son lost his cell phone. I haven't lost one but I have messed a couple up real bad. I dropped one in the toilet one time and had to go have it replaced. However, I lost all of my information that was on it and it couldn't be recovered. I do not know what I would do now if I lost my cell phone, it is such a part of our lives!
• United States
14 Jan 11
Sorry for OT.. I'm sorry to hear you dropped your phone in the toilet but I'm glad you shared it here. I have always had a fear that I would drop my phone in the toilet... I don't know why, it's crazy. Maybe not so crazy, you did it. So now I know it is possible for it to happen to me. I guess I should take more precautions. My daughter thinks I'm nuts sometimes because I have a few unlikely obsessions like the phone in the toilet or the cow in the road (another story, for another time ;))
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• India
16 Jan 11
dear mac i never carry cell phone to toilet, lest this might happen kalyani
• India
16 Jan 11
hi commonground Am eager to hear your stories lol.. kalyani
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
hi kal, informations stored in the cellphone seems to be the most important thing when one loses his cellphone. it is always best to have a back up, either you have a notebook for the numbers stored thereat or a list in the computer. your son did the right thing by complaining with the authorities. have a nice day. ann
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• India
16 Jan 11
Hi ann You know Santosh, he is a responsible officer in a big govt of india concern, he has stored all data in pc, he told me now.. Hubby is going to give him another cell phone, he likes him so much.. kalyani
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
16 Jan 11
that's wonderful. thank you for your choice of best response. ann
@abj163 (1038)
• India
15 Jan 11
hi aunty...i am akash..from nanded ,maharashtra...i am 19 now and i have been using cell phones from last 3 years and i never lost my cell phone....your son can get his mobile back even if sim is not inserted in it..if he know the IM number of the handset he was using then he can get his mobile back even the sim card is removed from it.....if he dont have that number of the handset then he cant get it back..... i have already saved all the IM numbers of all the handsets existing in m home... you can get your handsets IM number by dialing *hash 06 hash ....after dialing this u will immediately get your handsets number and if it will be lost in future then there are some chances of getting it back... happy mylotting
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• India
16 Jan 11
Well akash beta, nice to know you never lost, thnxs for information, the needful has been done already.blessings kalyani
@abj163 (1038)
• India
17 Jan 11
thx for blessings...have a nice day...!!!
@rushian09 (139)
• Philippines
15 Jan 11
I'm feeling very sorry for your son, Black berry is too expensive. I lost one, but it's only a 2nd hand phone so i'm not that very worried at all, but if I lost such as your sons Black Berry, my goodness.I may have an heart attack.
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• India
16 Jan 11
Thank you so much for kind words Hubby is gifting him another expensive set.. kalyani
• India
15 Jan 11
I had also lost my two cell phones. To get a new sim of same number 1) Register a FIR in your nearby police station 2) Take the original copy to the customer center 3) write a letter to them about lost SIM and give it to them with the FIR and a copy of ID proof 4) They will provide you with a new SIM of same number and with the balance in it There are 0% chances of recovering your cell phone
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• India
16 Jan 11
All these done friend, we are getting duplicate sim tomorrow monday, hubby is going to give him new phone too, thnxs for response kalyani
@jricky1 (6808)
• China
15 Jan 11
I've also been lost my cell phone. what a pity! at first, i'm not used to it and i went to the police station .But actually just like what you said ,the chance of getting back is zero. But we have to try,at least there is nothing to regret. little hope is better than no hope. it is true that your numbers has been lost, but there is nothing we could do about this and you can go to the local hall to tell them your situation. and then ,you can still keep your original phone number. Take care.
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• India
16 Jan 11
Thnxs for response friend kalyani
@r4v3n_ (178)
• United States
15 Jan 11
You should install an application that could detect the cellphone whenever or wherever it is. I hope there's a program like that. I hope someone could make something like that to help us all when we lost our phones.
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• India
16 Jan 11
Hey is there one, please tell me, will be thankful to you.. kalyani
• United States
14 Jan 11
I've never lost my phone anywhere except in my own house or in my truck. We've always been able to call it and find it from the ringing. That must be an awful feeling, I'm sorry for him. You're right about not remembering the numbers. I would be lost if I had to try to remember all those names and numbers. Luckily, most of the numbers in my phone are also in my daughters phone. And I have a list of all the names and numbers somewhere in my desk. Maybe you can encourage your son to also make a list, so if he should need it in the future he will have a back up and save a lot of stress. Luckily for you, someone in an above response has found the solution for you to deal with the loss of sim card and the same number. Tell him to cheer up... it is not as bad as it may seem. Just an inconvenience.
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• India
16 Jan 11
Glad to know you got back by ringing, it was just misplaced, he is getting a SIM tomorrow, hubby is going to give him new cell phone tomorrow, he is our first son, though 40, still kid for us kalyani
@AKRao24 (21409)
• India
14 Jan 11
I feel really sorry to know that your lost his Cell phone today, that is on the day of Sankranti. I can understand the sad feeling of loosing a precious gift from a loving father.Well forget about it as it is simply impossible to get the phone back as the person who found it already changed the SIM card which indicates that he is not in a mood to return the phone. Though I have never lost any phone so far my son who is about 24 years now lost at least 2 to 3 cell pones so far.I think to get the same number from the company, FIR would be the best thing to get and submit the same to the company to get the duplicate number.But getting a FIR is not again an easy task.I am living in the NCR Delhi here by submitting an affidavit about the lost phone we are in a position to get the duplicate number from the company. I think best thing would be to contact the Service Centre of the SIM card company to get proper details about the procedure which may vary from place to place! Wish you all the best! Thanks !
• India
16 Jan 11
Thanks for the response and information Rao, we are going to get SIM tomorrow, sorry to know about your son, the modern day kids are bit careless, is it not becoz of us, we provide them easily, if they bought, might be they become more careful.. kalyani
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
14 Jan 11
Hi, Kalyani.:) Sorry to hear about what happened to your son. I once lost my very first cellphone.It was snatched from me! I gave a good fight of tag and war because I thought it was one of my friend's prank joke. But when one of the guys whispered to me to let go or something bad might happen to me, I let go.I was so scared of my dear life that I gave it to the snatcher after realizing that they weren't joking. I went to the police station but I was so scared I can no longer recall the faces of the criminals when the officer showed pictures of possible snatchers. I did not get it back, worse, the snatchers are on the loose. You can request the network provider of the same number. Only, you have to pay for a higher price than getting a new sim. I hope things are all well in your family despite of what happened...
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• India
16 Jan 11
You certainly did a wise thing, better to keep away from criminals, we will get new SIM this monday only. kalyani
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jan 11
hi kalyni my son is now51 and he has lost three cell phones, and I kept'telling him do not take your cellphpme out and just lay it dpown in a cafe. when you are done stick it back in its zipped compartment in your back pack. He did report them and went to the police and did the paper work with the sims, but although whoever' got them cannot use them, he sure never got even one back. Now he is a lot more careful.Yes the numbers he had saved were painful 'too.I have yet to get one although my son insists it would be a safety thing in case I was away from here and needed help. but the plans all seem so expensive to me.But I saw first hand once how nice it would be to own a cell phone. we had gone shopping in the G old Crest'van and the driver said he would be back at a certain time to take us back home. the time came and went so an hour later my friend florence asked if I had the phone number for Gold Crest, which I luckily'did have. So she whipped out her cellphone and called Gold Crest. We found out the driver had taken this really ditzy resident to her bank and she had taken an hour to get her business done.So we did get picked up finally.
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• India
16 Jan 11
You had advised your son rightly, i too always told my son to buy a pouch like thing with a belt, so that the cell phone is safe, it is good from health point of view, but he did not buy. thnxs for response and sharing your story, rehards kalyani