Have you ever had your smartphone stolen?

Have you ever had your smartphone stolen?

  • Yes

    Votes: 92 54.8%
  • No

    Votes: 76 45.2%

  • Total voters
    168

Jamie McKane

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Has your smartphone ever been stolen? What measures did you take to secure the device following the theft?
 

satanboy

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First....no

:crylaugh:

I keep it in my pocket and never leave it lying on my desk.
 

Daruk

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I've lost one and had one succumb to drowning while chasing a cobra. But never stolen lol.
 

Craig

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Brand new phone, just over a month old, stolen off my desk at work just over 2 years ago.
 

jouda

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A friendly man asked me for mine in peak hour traffic one morning. He was so convincing with his gun and all... I just couldn't say no. :crying:
 

konfab

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I had one stolen from next to my bed when I was asleep. (Skellembosch ftw).

I phoned Capitec to cancel the banking app.
Then I got CellC to blacklist the number.
Then I changed all my passwords.
 

MEIOT

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I've lost/had stolen about 7 through the years :mad:

I'm absolutely terrible with phones!
 

Jola

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Ripped out of my hands in a Fishaways while waiting for order. Centurion.

Now sit in the corner with my back to a wall, while waiting for fast food.

Phone now encrypted and locks within seconds, a real PITA but what can you do ?

Edit : Lots of video of the incident, but it does not really help.
 
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AstroTurf

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My (6 months old flagship at the time) S5 :(

Taken out of my pocket in a queue.
 

Corelli

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Mine got swiped at the mall

Mine got swiped at the mall. Syndicate and when I asked for CCTV it took two hours. By then Criminals were long gone only to find out most Canalwalk cameras are for show. Anyway marched to MTN and asked to block and the agent laughed at me saying their system is offline. Nothing they can do. The criminal made 1k of calls. MTN blocked it next day only and immediately ran the debit order for the calls. Thats when i terminated my contract early and never went back to them. Even my worked offered me an MTN phone and I refused.
 

Daruk

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Mine got swiped at the mall. Syndicate and when I asked for CCTV it took two hours. By then Criminals were long gone only to find out most Canalwalk cameras are for show. Anyway marched to MTN and asked to block and the agent laughed at me saying their system is offline. Nothing they can do. The criminal made 1k of calls. MTN blocked it next day only and immediately ran the debit order for the calls. Thats when i terminated my contract early and never went back to them. Even my worked offered me an MTN phone and I refused.
Glad I'm not the only one to have that kind of MTN experience. No need to care.
 

jouda

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Mine got swiped at the mall. Syndicate and when I asked for CCTV it took two hours. By then Criminals were long gone only to find out most Canalwalk cameras are for show. Anyway marched to MTN and asked to block and the agent laughed at me saying their system is offline. Nothing they can do. The criminal made 1k of calls. MTN blocked it next day only and immediately ran the debit order for the calls. Thats when i terminated my contract early and never went back to them. Even my worked offered me an MTN phone and I refused.
MTN deactivated my sim and gave me a new one within minutes of me entering the store.... Sadly the new sim took ages to become "active". I phoned them and they told me the old sim was "re-activated". How TF do you re-activate a stolen sim???
 

epah

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No. I keep my stuff safe. Only the careless get their stuff stolen.

I don’t even know why I am paying for insurance on this phone
 

neilronaldson

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logged onto find my iphone immediately and put it in lost mode. 3 weeks later got an email about its location - somewhere in bruma....so ya dodgy dealings there
 

sand_man

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Yes, I iPhone 5 which I loved very, very much, out of my shirt pocket at the FNB stadium at a rugby match. We were a party of around 20 and pickpockets caught 4 of us.
 
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