Lost cell phone and cut power line

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  1. Oregonhunter5

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    Had to trench a 150 40 inch deep trench for a water line. Bad day. I cut a unknown power supply line. Was doe the ac. Then I loose my iPhone I believe somewhere in the trench or piles of dirt. Can't hear it when we call. Any ideas?
     
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    iPhones have a locater service for lost phones - but I think you have to be registered with Apple and have an account?

    But not sure it would be precise enough to tell you exactly where it is? Plus I think the GPS would maybe have to be turned on to be precise enough.
     
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    iCloud.com

    Locate your device through "Find my iPhone"
     
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    It would be nice to have an app that could find it with bluetooth or NFC or wifi by signal strength and direction. But then, you would have to have those services turned on. I usually have almost everything turned off to save battery power. At home I run with wifi on because I don't get much cell signal here.
     
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    I believe the location services need to be turned on in the iPhone settings to use the find my iPhone option.
     
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    Maybe rewinding in slow motion? Bound to learn something. Kidding.
    I remember the day my phone fell outta my pocket. Right in a half-full bucket of sticky glue. It said on the bucket, "clean-up" tools with paint thinner. :confused:
     
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    find my iphone on icloud
     
  8. Mygrainman

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    Unless the NSA was looking for it... were that the case the the battery could be dead, and the phone buried 5 ft deep, and theyd find it and have a drone running surveillance within 30 seconds.
    I've seen Eagle Eye.:s0131:
     
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    Build a sifting table and pay some kids to find the artifact!

    At least you didn't get turned into fried chicken cutting that power line
     
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    More like meat-sack pizza that was boiled, then micro-waved. ;)
     
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    When I saw the cut line, I was like, good hell thats bad. And good hell Im lucky.
    Farmer wire job. 6 inches deep with no cover over it.
     
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    Yeah - I have been fortunate, with all my ground clearing and dozer work and the previous logging, that when the underground lines for the neighborhood were put in, they seem to have been put in good and deep. I've run over the areas where they are several times and all I have hit is roots and I have uprooted a number of stumps.
     
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    Will an iPhone register on a metal detector?
     
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    Still wanting To know that myself
     
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    The best way to find it for sure---is go buy a NEW one first:s0037:

    That's my luck anyway:s0058:
     
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    Yes - there is metal in there, it will cause a metal detector to ping.
     
  17. Oregonhunter5

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    Here's my issue. If it in the 3.5 foot deep trench, I can't get the detector in the trench. To narrow.
     
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    Some of them you can take the head off, just let it dangle by the wires
     
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    I had an inspector working an airport runway in Alaska years ago... He lost his phone during the pour but didn't know where. Word was that it was heard ringing in the concrete for days later until the battery gave up...o_O
     
  20. Oregonhunter5

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    I grabbed a detector. It pretty Kc's up my wife's phone big Time. But I can't locate it in my yard.
     

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