phone theft can land you a jail sentence in the uk these days
When you say "these days", are you saying the UK has become more conservative in recent years? Will one phone theft be cause for incarceration in the UK?
and what you are doing is theft.
Who? Me? Or the OP? You seem to have replied to me, but that would be a senseless reply to what I've said.
If I assume you meant to direct that toward the OP, I wouldn't call it theft. Granted, I'm at a disadvantage not knowing UK law, but do we know if the OP is in the UK?
Suppose he were in the U.S. In the U.S, if you receive something you did not order, it is legally defined
as "a free gift". That means if you order one phone, and the merchant sends you two, one of them is a free gift - yours to keep. In fact it would be theft on the part of the merchant if they were to take it back!
Are you saying if you receive something in the mail in the UK that you did not order (or in excess of your order), you are legally obliged to return it? And it's theft if you don't? Do you have to return it at your own expense? The reason for the above mentioned US law is to protect consumers from scams and merchant mistakes.