Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 9:58 PM (in response to wleorue)
Call your carrier and have them shut it off.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 10:06 PM (in response to sdpitbull)
Request the phone's IMEI number be placed in the worldwide blacklist.
It is a global effort to ensure stolen phones become worthless since no carrier is supposed to grant service to any phone listed there. Still an ongoing effort, but every day more countries and carriers adhere to the agreement and give it bigger and bigger teeth.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 10:12 PM (in response to wleorue)
File a police report.
Bug the officers to contact apple.
Contact the carrier have them cancel your service.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 10:21 PM (in response to Big Barlow)
Police report, good idea. Bugging Apple won't help a bit, since the company is in the business of selling iGadgets and not law enforcement. In some places, taking the police report to the carrier, which proves the robbery took place, may activate a phone replacement clause if specified in your contract.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 10:23 PM (in response to Courcoul)
Apple is not in the business of catching criminals. But I'm sure they have a department that works with law enforcement so that some phones can be tagged upon request from pd.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 10:33 PM (in response to Big Barlow)
That's the job of the carriers, not Apple. it is they who can block service to any specific IMEI or, if requested by LEOs, track the specific location of any device pinging their towers. And since this is not a generic no-name disposable phone, there is a much greater possibility of action.
But still, recovering a stolen phone is a low probability endeavor.