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

psradebe

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Yes

Pick-pocketing in Pretoria CBD, September 2010.
The phone was 2 months old on contract (Motorola Milestone running Android 2.1 (Eclair).

*Sigh*
 

cr@zydude

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I don't know how many times I have seen people leave their phone and/or their wallet lying on the table of a restaurant. This is especially dangerous on outside tables were someone can just grab it and disappear.

I have tried to warn a few guys but mostly get "mind your own business or f...off" reply. From now on don't complain if it's gone.
I'll never understand people who do this. I haven't had a smartphone stolen but my Nokia 3200 was stolen while I was at school. I stupidly left it in my blazer pocket and then left my blazer laying around somewhere.
 

Solarion

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Old Samsung S3. Still not sure how it went missing. Was in the living room on the table and we were out back braaing. The neighbor also reported having someone jump over her wall about the same time my phone went missing so someone was doing a quick fly by snatch and grab.
 

Lupus

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A smash and grab in JHB CBD and then a few months later, the movers who came to move my stuff to my new house pocketed my sons old phone.
 

walterl

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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:
This happened to me a few weeks back. Luckily I kept my phone
 

TelkomUseless

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I was dropping the kids off at the pool in the cinema at Monte Casino, left it on the toilet paper holder. I went back like 30 seconds after washing my hands and it was gone.
I was VERY lucky. Was at the movies, phone fell out of my pocket. As we walked out, 2-3 minutes, I reach for my phone to Whatsapp, and phone is gone. I turn around , went back in, phone is gone. I thought FCK. Iphone 7 gone.

Ask, nobody saw anything. But one cleaner dude, told me he gave phone to manager etc. Gave the guy (cleaner) some money for being honest, and got my phone back
 

SmuGS

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Nope but managed to wash an old Nokia 6110 though..:ROFL:
 

xrapidx

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Does it count if my insurance provided me with a stolen phone?
 

Honey Badger

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One afternoon a few of us were having a braai at my place. A lady decided to steal my phone. She hid the phone in her private area not knowing friend of mine's father saw her putting it in there, he walked over to her and asked her if she took my phone and if she did, if she would mind giving it back. She denied having taken it.

He then stuck his hand in there and took the phone out.

I didn't want the phone anymore and I told him to hand it to the guy cleaning my yard and to just give back my sim card :D
 

Craig

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One afternoon a few of us were having a braai at my place. A lady decided to steal my phone. She hid the phone in her private area not knowing friend of mine's father saw her putting it in there, he walked over to her and asked her if she took my phone and if she did, if she would mind giving it back. She denied having taken it.

He then stuck his hand in there and took the phone out.

I didn't want the phone anymore and I told him to hand it to the guy cleaning my yard and to just give back my sim card :D
She must been around the block quite a few times to be able to stick it in there. I also wouldn't want it back.
 

Honey Badger

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She must been around the block quite a few times to be able to stick it in there. I also wouldn't want it back.
We later found out that she was heavily into drugs. We all knew her as she stayed in the area, but we didn't know she was on drugs. I'm using past tense because she's dead, and she died as a direct result of drug use.
 

PsYTraNc3

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I got robbed twice 10+ years ago.
Once with a knife to my neck by two guys (With many other people present)
The other time mugged by a group of 5 + and ended up with a stab to the shoulder and beer bottle over the head.

EDIT: Ooops! those were not smart phones
 
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R13...

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Yes. an iPhone 4S.
Just shy of 6am, I was sleeping, I wake up and find a guy crawling next to my bed with my phone in his pocket and the 6am alarm going off...
And you let him crawl away? With your phone?
 

Old_Liver

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And you let him crawl away? With your phone?
He made a run for it...
I was staying at my uncle's flat (2nd floor too), turns out he climbed onto the downstairs neighbour's child's swing and through the balcony window.
 

xrapidx

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I had a thread on here which seems to have been deleted, was last month or the month before - I'll try find it tomorrow from my PC.

Basically, the replacement phone the insurance provided two years ago was blacklisted recently as a stolen device - wasn't getting much help from the insurance, broker, or supplier of the phone until I copied in my banker (broker is one of their recommenced brokers).

The supplier of the phone collected the stolen phone within hours, promising a loan phone, then stopped responding to emails - and no loan phone was provided.
 
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