aidansmith96: 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 could be out of date though.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.
If its blocked its blocked, end of story
Once the handset is blocked on the network it is very hard to get it removed as it is marked as stolen.
You need to go to the police and also contact seller/trademe requesting a refund.
YOU WONT GET THE PHONE WORKING.
You don't own the phone as well, if the real owner did claim it was lost and got insurance to replace it then the insurance company owns it.