I lost my Tour last night and have since had the service suspended with Verizon. I'm pretty sure the finder has been using the phone since out of the hundreds of calls I have made, only half of them went straight to voice mail. I checked the call log online and didn't see any outgoing calls made from the phone. I did however find a text to a number I didn't recognize that happened just around when I lost my phone. When I called that number, the message said that number was not currently accepting calls? Have I found my thief?
I have given up hope (mostly) that I'm ever going to see my phone so now I really just want to know if this SOB is going to be able to use my phone. If they were to use a new SIM card for Verizon or any other service provider, would they be able to? Would they have to unlock the phone? And what exactly can you even do on a BB without any service? How useful is this device to them right now? Say they sold it to someone else, would that person be able to even use it?
Also I saw on a lot of posts on craigslist that were selling BBs that some of these phones came with clean ESNs. What is an ESN and are these stolen phones? I've been trying to play detective and trying to figure out if any of these posters are the thief but I've been unsuccessful.
Does anyone have any suggestions? And no, unfortunately, my phone was not password protected so.. way too much of my personal information is in someone's hands right now...