$300 later, I have a phone, same contract, same number. And the lassie at the Telstra shop (who was extremely helpful) told me that if the phone ever shows up, I’ll be contacted, and at the same time, the handset is absolutely worthless to anyone else – it won’t take another SIM card. Why bother keeping it you moron who took it?
So, friends, if I had your mobile number stored in my phone, I no longer do. Imagine they’ll gradually build up again, but for now, I am numberless!