Well Janna glad to see you was able to get another one but it's hard to part with the one you had even if it's a phone.b33
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Even if the iPhone is turned off, as long as you have FindmyiPhone activated you will be able to ping it through iCloud, that is, through the Find my iPhone on the icloud.com website or the app, if someone you know has an iPhone and has the app on their phone.
You more than likely would have to do this within the first 30 minutes of losing your phone. Once someone does a factory reset the device is no longer connected to the clouds.