iPhone stolen in Paris

Old Oct 14th, 2015, 02:15 AM
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It's "Pinot", not "Pino".

On the Internet, you should never post go in the heat of anger. Write your rant, then delete it. Then two days later, if you have anything new to add, write and post.

You found an old post to add to, so this is not news. Nothing wrong with adding "it's still happening" but you could tell the same story about Barcelona, Rome, or Boston.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 07:27 AM
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Yes, I do always wonder about topping old posts, especially a brand new poster, but maybe when one is brand new, they look to see if there is interest in the topic they want to discuss….

I have been very fortunate in my trips to France, never having encountered an undrinkable wine….
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 09:06 AM
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Excellent revival - I ddi't read the old aprt, but i really loved the 'churches are all alike'.

A real open mind here, taking in the beauty and finding happyness in every day's life.

I'm just so glad I don't know anybody who is so negative.
Hope he didn't ruin his wife's trip.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 10:03 AM
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I know countless people who have had things stolen in Switzerland; especially iphones and purses.

Even if the thieves are caught, it's difficult to punish them. You can throw them in jail but as soon as they get out, their pickpocketing starts all over again. You can fine them but they usually don't have the money to pay. Depending on where they come from, you can or can't kick them out of the country and even then they usually sneak back in.

Law-abiding citizens are frustrated because there are no sound solutions to the problem.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 05:11 PM
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Pino ?? HA

<< I'll take sunny SoCal any day.>>

And I had my wallet stolen right out of my purse in my local sunny California grocery store !

So, what's your point?

Thefts can and do happen pretty much everywhere.

I'm sorry your wife's phone was stolen from her. That's not good. But, you sound like you didn't want to be there in the first place and didn't appreciate any of it. Perhaps next time your wife should travel with a friend. Someone who can appreciate European history. Living in So Cal our history is infantile compared to the history of Europe.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 05:36 PM
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First of all the stolen iPhone 6 is useless to the thieves as long as it's set to lock and iCloud has been set up.

They can't wipe and use the iPhone as new without the user supplying the iCloud password or the iPhone pass code or in the case of the iPhone 6, the fingerprint.

So it will be dead weight to the thieves, unless the owner unlocked it using the Find Your iPhone app/service.
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Old Oct 14th, 2015, 05:42 PM
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"If your iPhone was lost or stolen, the first thing you should do is to put your device in Lost Mode.

Lost Mode will allow you to passcode protect the device (if it wasn’t before), and add a personal message and phone number to the Lock screen. This way, if someone finds your phone, they can immediately call to let you know they found it.

Thieves being what they are, they won’t call you to tell you they stole your device, but by putting it in Lost Mode, you at least make sure that not only they can’t get into the phone, but the phone itself makes it clear that it was lost or stolen.

The best part of Find My iPhone is that it automatically enables Activation Lock, a feature that prevents anyone from restoring your device and activating it to make use of it. If your device is in Lost Mode, no one will be able to restore the device or use it as their own, making it completely useless for everyone but you."
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Well Ejiles, I hope your mood improves. I feel sorry for your wife.

Is it possible that you were not ripped off, and that a good French wine tastes diffent from the Californian wine that you are used to? What did you actually order?
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Old Oct 15th, 2015, 04:30 AM
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I guess you should not drink SoCal wines in SoPi.
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Since I use my phone as my main camera, I have a special case with a strap that goes around my neck. I keep the phone in my breast pocket...very convenient and relatively secure.

The first thing I do when my plane lands is remove my regular case, switch SIM cards to the local one, and put on the hanging case.

Works well.

Mine is a Genisen IPhone 6 case, which I got at Amazon for ten bucks, but is currently unavailable. I'm sure there are others like that out there.


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