Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6


39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660061 22-Jul-2012 21:09 Send private message

awesome id pay someone if they have the magic fix fir it

1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 257

Trusted
Telecom NZ

  Reply # 660062 22-Jul-2012 21:11 Send private message

aidansmith96: awesome id pay someone if they have the magic fix fir it


If it's barred, then it's probably stolen... And that should then involve the police as I am reasonably sure handling stolen goods is illegal.




I work for Telecom Spark, but as always my views are my own.



39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660076 22-Jul-2012 21:28 Send private message

iv checked telecom and its not blacklisted

BDFL
47917 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3540

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 660078 22-Jul-2012 21:29 Send private message

aidansmith96: I Just bought a samsung off trademe and it doesnt work on any networks in New Zealand.


Red flag...

aidansmith96: -It sees the network fine and all but somethings dogdy about this phone.

-Its not blacklisted or anything so I dont know what to try next.

?

Please help.


I put my money on being a stolen phone and blacklisted. Good luck with this.






39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660109 22-Jul-2012 22:09 Send private message

so telecom have told me its not black listed but it still could be ?? Has the phone been locked by a 3rd party source ?



39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660113 22-Jul-2012 22:23 Send private message

Quick update. 

When i insert my sim into my old phone and then insert it into Galaxy S3 for 1 second it has

GSM Service: In service

And shows up as me being on telecom.

But after that one second of joy it show emergency calls only in network and

GSM Service: Emergency Calls only.

 

Telecom are lead to believe its due to my micro sim being version 2. Not version 3. I tried a brand new telecom micro sim at the telecom shop but had no luck. Also telecom see the Galaxy S3 as my old phones model when my sim is inside it. 

 

163 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
Telecom NZ

  Reply # 660165 23-Jul-2012 00:05 Send private message

Update : It is blacklisted as suspected.  I'll leave it to the OP to fill in details if they want to..

The reason why you may have got the not blocked reply from the CSr's, is because we employ 2 types of blocks, SIM blocks and device block or both.  Your SIM is not blocked.




39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660167 23-Jul-2012 00:13 Send private message

Awesome will follow up with telecom giving me false information over there 0800 service 

 

Where do I go from here can the police get it unblocked ? or what?

650 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted

  Reply # 660168 23-Jul-2012 00:22

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Help/CrmTopic.aspx?help_id=666&crm_subject_id=175&crm_subject_path=0172-0181-0175-

I
f it's blacklisted, then it's almost certainly stolen - you will need to contact the Police and/or Trademe.



39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660169 23-Jul-2012 00:25 Send private message

Wait is it me but usually if you have the box means that you brought it ? Maybe stolen from a store ??

650 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted

  Reply # 660171 23-Jul-2012 00:37

aidansmith96: Wait is it me but usually if you have the box means that you brought it ? Maybe stolen from a store ??


That's one of many possible scenarios.  Does the IMEI match the sticker on the box?

In any case, it will bear further investigations - it's not as easy as getting your phone unlocked, it is potentially stolen property so rightfully belongs to the original owner.



39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660172 23-Jul-2012 00:37 Send private message

I think that the original person has claimed insurence on his phone after he sold it (because its in the original box) for being lost/stolen and I have ended up with the "lost" phone.



39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660173 23-Jul-2012 00:38 Send private message

And box imei number match :(

3291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 238

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 660184 23-Jul-2012 06:36 Send private message

In your original post you said it doesnt work on any networks in NZ, have you tried 2Degrees? Strange as I didn't think they were part of the stolen phone database but hopefully that has changed.



39 posts

Geek


  Reply # 660189 23-Jul-2012 07:17 Send private message

Have a 2 degrees micro sim. No luck. could be out of date though. That exactly what I thought aswell. Im thinking to ring telecom and get them to add me to the block list and then unadd me. maybe this will wil remove any block on it.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by sir1963 on 18-Apr-2014 12:47 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by Yabanize on 18-Apr-2014 11:02 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Problem with NDSCam
Created by haydenmarsh, last reply by Benoire on 14-Apr-2014 21:28 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


Weather - Auckland
Created by networkn, last reply by Sidestep on 17-Apr-2014 13:47 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


NZ still in the stone ages regarding IT ?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by wasabi2k on 17-Apr-2014 16:49 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Why is there a lack of ultraportables with Intel Iris graphics?
Created by d3Xt3r, last reply by wasabi2k on 14-Apr-2014 13:21 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.