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  Reply # 1198859 17-Dec-2014 09:25
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All iPhone handsets work in all New Zealand networks - obviously if someone reported lost or stolen then it will be blocked.

Your "friend" is not really your "friend".





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  Reply # 1198861 17-Dec-2014 09:28
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No NZ new iPhones are locked to a network (so if you but an iPhone from Spark, 2Degrees or Vodafone, it will work on any network).

It looks like you have acquired a stolen or lost phone. I hope you got it cheap, or you can get your money back from the person who sold it to you. If it is stolen, you have both broken the law (receiving stolen goods).

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  Reply # 1198863 17-Dec-2014 09:28
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anewguy2014: As you said, Spark and 2degrees will lock it soon. Is it right ? If yes, it's a bad news for me

 

Yes, Spark 2Degrees will block the phone soon,

 

 

You need to go and talk to your "friend"



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  Reply # 1198866 17-Dec-2014 09:39
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Thank you everyone for your help !

Now, I need to contact him, he's not really a friend, a guy that I knew on social network.

Thank you and have a great day !

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  Reply # 1198869 17-Dec-2014 09:41
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People in social networks aren't friends really, unless you know the person in real life.




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  Reply # 1198974 17-Dec-2014 11:33
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trig42: No NZ new iPhones are locked to a network (so if you but an iPhone from Spark, 2Degrees or Vodafone, it will work on any network).

It looks like you have acquired a stolen or lost phone. I hope you got it cheap, or you can get your money back from the person who sold it to you. If it is stolen, you have both broken the law (receiving stolen goods).


Well they all lock the elcheapo new phones these days but premium phones should be OK..




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  Reply # 1199044 17-Dec-2014 12:48
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Make a police complaint. They are looking into the trade of stolen stuff on facebook etc at the moment so they may actually do something for a change.




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  Reply # 1199047 17-Dec-2014 12:52
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richms: Make a police complaint. They are looking into the trade of stolen stuff on facebook etc at the moment so they may actually do something for a change.


Please report this, not only to see if you can get your money back, however unlikely, but to help to get justice for whomevers phone this was.

Give the police everything they ask for and be as helpful as you can.

Oh and if it sounds too good to be true..... it is.

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  Reply # 1199085 17-Dec-2014 13:21
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ah the good old Facebook trade pages - it looks to me like 50% of the stuff is potentially stolen goods

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  Reply # 1199181 17-Dec-2014 14:32
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Rule of thumb: Don't EVER buy goods from people you don't know via Facebook, especially high end goods as it is one of the easiest ways now for somebody to flog stolen goods off these days.

Reason: the police can come to you if the device is tracked in any way - I know this as I have been involved in a recovery of some stolen laptops recently and some "innocent" people bought them from Facebook but are however in trouble for receiving stolen goods.

If you believe you've got any stolen goods then report this right away else it can come back and haunt you, you'll never get this phone unblocked, it'll be turned into a paperweight soon enough.




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  Reply # 1203801 25-Dec-2014 22:33
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"If it sounds too good to be true (ie it is cheap) then it probably is too good to be true!"  innocent

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  Reply # 1204159 26-Dec-2014 18:55
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So, what happened here? Did the OP get their money back from their "friend"?

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  Reply # 1204189 26-Dec-2014 19:41
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quickymart: So, what happened here? Did the OP get their money back from their "friend"?


Plot twist: OP got phone for free.




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  Reply # 1204206 26-Dec-2014 20:07
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"friend" must have stolen it, then it stopped working, later "donated" it as a charitable deed.

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  Reply # 1204353 27-Dec-2014 08:46
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Really? In his first post he said:
anewguy2014: Hi all,

My friend has sold me an Iphone 6....

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