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Posts: 31
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Bold 9790
My Carrier: Wind Telecom SpA

Question about alighted BB Curve smartphone

I recently found a BB Curve smartphone at work. I asked if someone had dropped it, and no one had - so I picked it up and went home.


It has no data on it, only the default applications. It also has no SIM card inserted;I've tried to contact the owner, but in no way he could be contacted: zero SMS messages, zero emails, zero BBM messages.


Instead of selling it on eBay, I want to give it to my father. I have some questions about this:


- Let's suppose the owner has filed a criminal complaint including the IMEI; does this block the Curve from doing everything?


- Are there chances that the phone could be localized using the GPS service on the BB Protect ?


Please consider that I don't wanna steal anything; I'm just thinking «if no one pops up, I will use it».


I've also googled with its BBM PIN and found nothing. It's not registered to any website.

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS; PlayBook w/OS
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Question about alighted BB Curve smartphone

Yes, the IMEI could be blocked and reported as lost/stolen.

Why not turn it in to a lost/found at work. Is it branded to a specific carrier? You could always call that carrier and report that you found it and see if they can locate the owner by IMEI or PIN.

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Posts: 31
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Bold 9790
My Carrier: Wind Telecom SpA

Re: Question about alighted BB Curve smartphone

It's not branded to any carrier and there is no data on it; it was found without the SIM inserted.


So, we've definitely abandoned the idea of trying to track the owner and started using the Curve.


There is one issue: when the Curve and my Bold 9790 interact (with calls), my Bold can't hear anything WHILEthe Curve hears me perfectly. However, when the Curve speaks I hear nothing.


It seems to be an issue between the two BB's, because:


- The Curve can receive/start calls, so the IMEI is not blocked

- I've tried to call my home phone (which is not a mobile) and the conversation was flawless: each party could hear the other.


So, I don't know if this is a Curve-related issue or a Bold-related issue.


Can you help me with this?


Thanks in advance,