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    Question I lost my Blackberry! What are my options?

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    I lost my BlackBerry 8300 Curve. It was password protected with a simple 4-letter password and should wipe the data if entered incorrectly 20 times. I back up all my data on my laptop quite frequently so I am not worried about recovering the data. I already disabled the sim card by calling AT&T.

    1) Can RIM or anyone track down the phone?
    2) Can I replace my BB Curve without paying full price. I still have over a year on contract.
    3) In the future, can I send messages using the BB messenger PIN to my lost phone?
    4) Does anyone have a old BlackBerry lying around they can sell me for super cheap?

    5) DO I HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS THAT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT?

    I feel pretty hopeless right now so thanks for any help.

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    Re: I lost my Blackberry! What are my options?

    it will wipe after 10 wrong entries....hoooray for password protecting it,
    Sorry to hear you lost it.

    Call you carrier and have them suspend the line.

    I have had great luck with just non stop calling any of my own personal cell phones. Haven't had to try with a Blackberry though

    Just saw you already called AT&T.
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    Re: I lost my Blackberry! What are my options?

    Sorry to hear about your loss Jimdab. Hopefully, you will find it. Did you have contact information on your home screen (always a good idea to have your work phone number there in case it is found).

    Unless you recover the lost BB, you can't use that PIN anymore for BBM. Good job on the backup and password protect. Sounds like you took the necessary precautions.

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    Re: I lost my Blackberry! What are my options?

    Quote Originally Posted by j llama View Post
    it will wipe after 10 wrong entries....hoooray for password protecting it,
    Sorry to hear you lost it.

    Call you carrier and have them suspend the line.

    I have had great luck with just non stop calling any of my own personal cell phones. Haven't had to try with a Blackberry though

    Just saw you already called AT&T.
    Thanks for the reply.

    I had it set to allow 20 attempts just in case I forgot my own password.

    There is an option in the security settings to change the amount of attempts allowed. Just saying this in case anyone who is reading this wants to adjust the setting.

    I guess I'll be going for a refurbished curve or craigslist or ebay... or something.
    I just saw there's a good deal on refurbished 8300s on the att website.

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    Re: I lost my Blackberry! What are my options?

    SOOO....

    I used my lost BB8300 situation to find an excuse to upgrade to a BB8310. Yay for GPS!

    I am so screwed. So far my college student loans have paid for 2 BlackBerries and the super top of the line $2000 Fujitsu Lifebook T4220 convertible notebook I am using. I love America! Thank you tax payers for investing in my future.

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