Goldie loses phone in Korea, Comes to WSO fam for advices

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Whatup skwad, I'm in South Korea and I lost my phone last night. It's a work phone so I need it back asap. I hired my wife's brother to work for me and he's holding down the fort, so it's not a huge deal. But I do need to get on a phone again asap. Here's our situation: It's an LG Q7+ on T-Mobile. I anticipated this and bought an unlocked Google Pixel which I have with me. We won't be back to the States until late August. Now my phone is still on. We've retraced our steps and can't find it. I can text through my phone through the Android computer texting app. I did that shit where the phone makes noise and can't find it. My GPS is off because I'm retarded and worry more about EMFs than shit like this. Nobody has removed the sim or tried logging into my shit. I have like 20 missed calls from my wife and she sent a text in Korean offering cash for the phone. So I'm hoping whoever has it wakes up soon and calls her from my phone. I keep it unlocked too. The cafe I may have left it in is closed still, but I pressed my ear up to it and didn't hear it ring in there.

I can have my wife's brother go buy a sim card and overnight it, but as soon as it's purchased, my current sim will be deactivated. And I'm kind of holding out hope that some nice Korean person is gonna call me soon. How would you play this? Also, I'm trying to figure out how to prevent a similar event in the future. Can you carry extra sim cards? I don't understand shit about phones. My wife does everything for me in that department. What do you do if you're trying to do business domestically while being overseas for extended periods of time and you drink a lot?

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Jul 23, 2019

I use google voice. It's linked to my google account, so I can access my calls and texts from any web browser. It also forwards texts/calls to any number I control, and I can reply back from my phone as well.

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Jul 23, 2019

wow this is awesome, didn't know this was possibe

Jul 23, 2019

So I can get a Google Voice number and make it so people still see my original phone number? That's my hangup. My number can't change. It's listed a bunch of places, it's written on a bunch of metal signs, too many people have it. I'm stuck with this number. It's a good number too. OG chicago 224 area code. Very rare.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jul 24, 2019

you can port your number to google voice. its like 25 bucks and takes an hour

i usually port my old number when i change my new number. calls go through and texts go to email.

Array

Jul 23, 2019

just hop on the apple train already bro. They aren't in the business to sell your data (so you don't have to worry about GPS tracking you all the time), they're great for people who just want it to work easily, you can use imessage/facetime etc for calls and shit, you can do the find my phone or have wifey do find my friends next time you lose it, it's easy to switch phones bc dumbass apple users lose their phones at coachella in droves then find them in their purse with the rest of their drugs when they sober up monday.

Also, check your pants pockets from last night.

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Jul 23, 2019
urmaaam:

just hop on the apple train already bro. They aren't in the business to sell your data (so you don't have to worry about GPS tracking you all the time), they're great for people who just want it to work easily, you can use imessage/facetime etc for calls and shit, you can do the find my phone or have wifey do find my friends next time you lose it, it's easy to switch phones bc dumbass apple users lose their phones at coachella in droves then find them in their purse with the rest of their drugs when they sober up monday.

Also, check your pants pockets from last night.

Yo man I just read that coachelle line out loud twice and we both laughed our asses off. Thanks for that

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Jul 23, 2019

What's poppin in Korea?

Array

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Jul 23, 2019
WolfofWSO:

What's poppin in Korea?

Yeah Goldie we don't give a fuck about your phone but what's good with Korea?! You navigating off straight Hangul and broken Korean or you on some Bill Murray, Lost In Translation shit?

Jul 23, 2019

I'm gonna make a series of posts over the next month. Let's talk there.
Fucking nobody speaks English and I don't even know how to say thank you in Korean, so I'm a piece of shit right now.
The Korean Air flight attendants have the sickest dresses on and look like mannequins.
I'm so confused about Asian people's skin. How does it not wrinkle?
I reluctantly got in a light altercation with the flight attendant because she was trying to make me close the window shade thing in the middle of the fucking day as we flew over Alaska and I had to politely explain that this is kind of a cool thing for me to watch and I'm gonna go ahead and keep it open, so she stopped serving me drinks.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Jul 23, 2019

The air is atrocious and I can't find any drugs.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Jul 24, 2019

who typed up this post, you or your wife?

What is the answer to 99 out of 100 questions?

Jul 24, 2019

Me, why?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Jul 24, 2019

I have a lot to say about Singapore, Korea, and the Chinese people but the forum won't let me make any more threads. I'll try again tomorrow

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Jul 24, 2019

You are pretty much SOL otherwise unless there is anything of such value you are willing to spend a couple thousand to get the phone back. There are a few things that might work for you though.

If you left Bluetooth on you can use a third party network scanning app on your Pixel to determine the relative proximity of the device. Find your Bluetooth address from a previously connected device or Google Account.

Otherwise, if you have location history turned on in Google Maps you may also determine a list of your last movements on your timeline. Maps can track your movements using cell towers and WiFi access points. Retrace steps from Maps.

If you are really desperate you can try playing a song from Spotify on your lost device by using the account on your Pixel and sending it to the LG, might be easier to hear. Plus, if the ringtone was muted the media volume is separate.

Jul 24, 2019
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heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/