I found an iPhone lying on my table. I called every person I know that was in my house to check if it was theirs. No one said it was theirs. I waited a month later, keeping the iPhone in my drawer. I come back to it and, since nobody's claimed it, I guess it's mine now. It had no SIM card in it. But can I buy a new SIM for this? I have no phone & I'm having this iPhone for the first time. I ask my dad & he tells me I can't buy a SIM card because once I go to the Apple Store & I'll ask to buy a new SIM on the iPhone, they'll think I stole it & report me. When I go to iMessage & try changing the number, it's locked on the number that was on the SIM before it was taken out. What to do? Help! I need to know if it's safe to buy a SIM card. Will they report me?
Go to your local GSM carrier (AT&T in the US) and try to reactivate it. A couple of possible scenarios seem likely:
(Note: I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. If you're really worried about the ramifications of the phone possibly having been stolen, you should talk to a lawyer.)