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Hello everyone.
I didn't know where to post this and I've googled this and it all leads to contacting the service company and/or last called number.

Before I get this started, I assure you I didn't steal this phone nor just "acquired" it.
With that said the Story"
I work as a graveyard shift "Cashier" in a 24/7 store in the tourist district where I live*Guam* the area/village is in Tumon. I am pretty sure the people that have went to Guam for pleasure or business know about it. Anyways I work there usually Monday through Friday. A few months back, I would say Feb. or March I don't remember, my boss tells they found a phone on the ATM and she was wondering how to find out who owns it or what ever. I am the only one that has a Smart phone and knows a bit on how to use them. So she goes on asking if I brought my charger with me*I had to work day shift* that day. I usually bring my charger for my phone, so I asked her what kind of phone it was she didn't know so I had to look for myself. It was and HTC phone an HTC EVO to be exact*don't know the exact model but I know it is an EVO.
Anyways, after charging it for a bit, enough to go through contacts last called numbers and what not. I see there is a roaming icon/service thing showing, I knew this phone is from off-island. So after looking further into the info on the phone I look for the usual things to look for if someone found a phone or wallet*not money.. lulz.. In there contacts I looked for anything that signifies a loved one e.g "mom", "dad", "girlfriend" etc. I used my phone to text message and email the registered Gmail account that we/I found the phone. With the text message I sent, I sent a text to the "mom's" number and to the "girlfriend".
Another thing, usually when someone loses something at the store, what ever it is, the owner will come back or trace where they were last. We keep the item behind the register and if someone tries to claim it we do the usual "call the number to the phone" or "I can see your I.d" for verification. Cause if it's a Credit Card or lost I.D we make sure it belongs to them. So we take these lost items seriously.

Anyways, I've gotten no replies at all till this day and I almost forgot about it as a matter of fact. My work's lost and found policy is the usual, after so and so amount of time if no body claims it is usually is whom ever finds the items, if they want it they can do what ever with it.

My co-workers don't have that much knowledge of "tech" stuff, like smart phones or computers, they actually ask me about it. I know they wouldn't want/need it at all. So that leaves them not wanting it, and leaves me interested.

I understand that this phone isn't "from around here", and I have the ability to get it hooked up with my local carrier that I use for my HTC phone.
But should I look into trying to contact the owner and who ever might know him/her from the contact list further?
Should I just let it collect dust and do nothing with it, I'll admit it's a nice phone and prolly a step up from what I have which is an HTC Incredible, but what should I do.

Sorry for the wall of text but I don't know how to explain this situation.
I guess that's all for now.

What would you do?
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Im guessing the carrier is sprint so just contact sprint by email or phone and tell them. They can find the exact owner through the simcard.I know if i lost a phone like that and you were able to return it to me i would be forever grateful.
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Well, being the good man that I am I would try my hardest to return it to the owner, including calling the carrier and asking them to try and contact the real owner. If after a month noone claims it or shows interest in it, then its yours to do waht you will.
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i would say try to call the mom or girlfriend. leave a message. if they dont get back to you in a week or so, keep it.
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Well, being the good man that I am I would try my hardest to return it to the owner, including calling the carrier and asking them to try and contact the real owner. If after a month noone claims it or shows interest in it, then its yours to do waht you will.
Well it's been quite a long time.
The phone is in my boss' office and while working the Graveyard shift I don't have access to it.
To add to this, I email the registered gmail account as well and told them to send their email to me, but still no reply.

I guess I will just have to look at the phone and get the phone number, and contact Sprint. I know the Owner is from South or North Carolina from the Area cod.
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i would say try to call the mom or girlfriend. leave a message. if they dont get back to you in a week or so, keep it.
I've done that and it's been months.
The phone, I know is from "Off-Island", so I know they are not on Guam. Which leads me to think they were just passing through *lay over or what ever.
The phone service has been turned off or cancelled cause there is no roaming at all, and to my knowledge if I use my phone in the States the phone carriers have a roaming thing associated with the Plan.
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With those months that passed, I actually just thought let the "lost and found" policy from work take effect and see what happens.
The day my boss found it, I tried to get as much info from the phone as I can and tried to contact owner or loved one. After that it's been a while, since I messed with it.
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keep it
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if its a sprint phone the owner most likely had some kind of insurance and has had it replaced by now, that said the phone will stay activated since it has been reported lost and it cannot be activated on any service without some hacking its pretty much a tablet now, a very small tablet.
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if its a sprint phone the owner most likely had some kind of insurance and has had it replaced by now, that said the phone will stay activated since it has been reported lost and it cannot be activated on any service without some hacking its pretty much a tablet now, a very small tablet.
That is another thing I was going to bring up, I know about Dirty ESNs and all that and I know if the phone's status coincides with that then won't be able to do anything with it.

Would I have to still contact the owner and tell them that I tried to contact them or what ever.

I want to do the good thing here, which I have done since the phone was found.
And with no replies and having this phone "marinate" in the back office for a bit, I wonder if the owner would think I stole the phone.
Edited by v1ral - 10/11/11 at 5:02pm
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