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Old 08-12-2012, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hope someone can help me,
I have never owned a Blackberry, and probably never will, but, and here's the thing. Recently I was on holiday in the North Yorks Moors area and I found, or came upon a Blackberry phone, I asked everyone I met if they had lost one, but no. There was some water damage, I have bought a new battery, and the phone will now switch on, but it is asking for a password, and I obviously don't know it. I would like to get this phone back to it's owner, but don't think I can do much more, I would like some help, if possible.
The battery I bought is now flat, I don't want to buy a charger, though I do know someone who could charge it for me if I needed to.
Old 08-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no way around the password. The smart thing for users to do is put their contact info on the owner screen, but sounds like the person didn't do it.

If it is a branded BlackBerry, you could try contacting the mobile service provider and giving them the IMEI number or whatever on the sticker in the battery comparment. Maybe they can give your phone number to the owner. It's a longshot.

Best thing to do is turn it into the police department lost and found.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your reply, it's twice I've done this, so if you get another thanks, it was probably me messing up the first time. I will probably turn the phone in, but would be surprised if anyone collects it, I don't know where the person who lost it came from, and I was in a popular tourist area when I found it, still, I tried, and they say god loves a trier!!
Thanks again for your help.
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Best thing to do is as aiharkness suggested is to turn it in to the police department. Even if the user cannot be found, they may notify their carrier who will have it disabled and make it useless.
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