My sister in law's iPhone 5 just showed up as online in Pakistan 4 months after it was stolen from Australia.
We have locked the iPhone remotely from the Find My iPhone function on icloud.com
If we choose to erase the iPhone remotely, will the person with the stolen phone then be able to use the phone, but with all her personal data gone?
Ultimately she just wants her personal photos and whatnot gone from the phone. But it would be nice if we could do that and stop the person with the stolen phone from just re-activating it with their own iCloud account.