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# 142519 15-Mar-2014 14:33

hi there. i bought iphone 5s from a random guy bcoz he was selling it cheap everything is good but the network doesnt work. i put vodafone in and it says no service i put telecom and 2 degree which comes up with the service but no network bar is coming but 3G internet is working good and i can browse internet anywhere. i cant see any network bar i cant make any call cant send any message. please help me out.

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  # 1006227 15-Mar-2014 14:43
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It's probably stolen. So if you message me the IMEI of the phone I can look it up. Then you can report it to the police but I doubt you would get your money back.



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  # 1006228 15-Mar-2014 14:46

i bought it for 500 $. IMEI is 358751055430496. i tried everything like reset network settings restored the phone with itunes but no luck.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1006231 15-Mar-2014 14:51
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jattboyracer: i bought it for 500 $. IMEI is 358751055430496. i tried everything like reset network settings restored the phone with itunes but no luck.


Just had a look at the IMEI, Unfortunately no amount of resetting / changing settings on the phone is going to get it to work, I'd reporting this to the police

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  # 1006232 15-Mar-2014 14:53
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Avoid buying expensive phones without a receipt and also put your own SIM card before completing the purchase to make sure it works by calling out of it.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  # 1006292 15-Mar-2014 17:28
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jattboyracer: [snip] i bought iphone 5s from a random guy bcoz he was selling it cheap


This is the problem.

Can also be known as receiving stolen goods.

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  # 1006300 15-Mar-2014 17:46
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Some things are also too good to be true. If you feel it is then do your checks.




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  # 1006335 15-Mar-2014 18:31
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Just a question plambrechtsen

If I report a phone Stolen and its put on the "blacklist", I presume it can be removed if it is ever found?

And I presume from what jattboyracer is saying (that no carrier worked properly) that the blacklist is shared between Carriers now?




 
 
 
 


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  # 1006339 15-Mar-2014 18:36
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LennonNZ: Just a question plambrechtsen

If I report a phone Stolen and its put on the "blacklist", I presume it can be removed if it is ever found?

And I presume from what jattboyracer is saying (that no carrier worked properly) that the blacklist is shared between Carriers now?





Yes it can be unblocked if found if you can provide proof of ownership. And I believe the EIR is now shared.

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  # 1008221 18-Mar-2014 17:07
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Proof of ownership and must be unblocked by the carrier that originally blocked it.
Blacklist sharing was launched in Dec


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  # 1008279 18-Mar-2014 18:29

plambrechtsen:
LennonNZ: Just a question plambrechtsen

If I report a phone Stolen and its put on the "blacklist", I presume it can be removed if it is ever found?

And I presume from what jattboyracer is saying (that no carrier worked properly) that the blacklist is shared between Carriers now?





Yes it can be unblocked if found if you can provide proof of ownership. And I believe the EIR is now shared.

EIR blacklist has been shared between Vodafone and Telecom for ages. Since Dec 2013 they have automated and formalized this sharing process, and included 2degrees under a TCF agreement encompassing the 3 main networks.

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