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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
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    Water MDing Turns-up Galaxy 9 Phone

    Woke up at 4:30 to go metal detecting Clearwater beach. Got there around 6:00am and spent 1 hr on the dry sand and 6 hrs in the quiet surf starting at sun rise. Felt like I really needed a work-out and I got one – I swing a CTX 3030 with 17” coil in the water. In the surf, the targets were as rare as Hen’s teeth. Found a few coins, a junk ring and a Galaxy 9 cell phone. The rest of the coins were found on dry sand. I stuck the phone in my junk purse figuring it was water-logged. I was really surprised when I got home; when I dumped the junk out, the phone hit the ground and the menu page appeared. It works! The waterproof case, by Lifeproof, obviously saved the phone.

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    The phone is locked and in airline mode so can’t receive or send calls or messages. I tried various techniques found on-line to change the phone from airline mode to normal so I could possibly contact the owner but to no avail. While working w the phone, I discovered the carrier – Sprint. I’m about the take the phone to the nearest Sprint store so they can return it to the owner. I placed a note in the case telling the owner that a Metal Detectorist found the phone under 3” of sand in 2 ft of water. And, that he can read a thread of the phone’s find on Treasurenet.com by LawrencetheMDer.

    Happy Hunting
    Now that Wife is happy with large diamond ring found last year, I search for happiness and find it every time I go metal detecting.

  2. #2

    Apr 2017
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    Nice. There is a tiny number on the sim card that may help.

    Chub
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    Todd In Lutz FL

    Apr 2014
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    did you try the emergency call as sometimes there is personal contact info contained there
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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddbbq View Post
    did you try the emergency call as sometimes there is personal contact info contained there
    I thought the Emergency call icon was for 911. Already turned-in the phone to the Sprint store and they assured me that they would get it back to the owner w my note.
    Now that Wife is happy with large diamond ring found last year, I search for happiness and find it every time I go metal detecting.

  5. #5

    May 2013
    Tesoro sand shark, fisher cz-21 Whites beach hunter300 minelab equinox 800
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    Sometimes the carrier is not to anxious to return the phones. I actually found a kyocera phone and the carrier was Boost,they wouldn't even try to help.

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    I'm never quick to turn a phone in. Sometimes you'll get in incoming call that you can answer without unlocking the phone. I've found several owners that way.
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    CASPER

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    Tommy

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    Cool find I find many cell phones hope you can open it I turn them into the phone stores and let them do what they do
    Still Available Approved TreasureNet Sticker $2.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::. I have 34 left PM me if you would like to buy any Tommy.................... Put it on my Trans Am FREE SHIPPING Street Racing My Trans Am W/Tnet Stick

 

 

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