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02-20-2012, 03:26 PM #1Have i been done buying iphone4 via ebay
Hi I am a iphone newb so ps bear with me here. Long story,i purchased a 16gb iphone 4 on ebay for £260 last month but for the life of me cannot get damn thing to work. It was meant to be unlocked and open to any network but the phone part has no dialing tone, everything else seems to work fine and its in great condition. Re paypal: The item took 3 weeks to get delivered, because i could not contact seller i stupidly opened up a paypal report complaining item had not been recieved, so when i did eventually get the phone and found it not working i could not open another complaint with paypal because only its 1 complaint per item, thatss paypals policy. I have tried to email/telephone this seller but no awnser. I would go up to his house but its in sunderland and i am in essex. I have tried ebay but they tell me to go through paypal. I did try and explain but to no avail, so i am stuck now! Could my phone be stolen and barred? Thanks in advance
Black 16gb iphone 4
A1332 | iPhone 4 (GSM - 2010)
02-20-2012, 06:01 PM #2
You posted the baseband (modem firmware) firmware. What is the firmware version? Check in your settings, general, about. Is it 4.x or 5.0/1?
02-20-2012, 06:04 PM #3
02-21-2012, 10:35 AM #4
Thanks for awnsering my thread.
There are sounds when dialing but there is no dialing tone and it wont connect to any number.
Is this thefirmware- 4.3.5 [8L1]
02-23-2012, 10:39 AM #5checkmend report
Just done a checkmend report (below) and it seems the person who sold phone did not pay his bills etc. Is there a way i can get original network or another one to remove block so its working again? Or will it be possible to sell it on as its not been stolen or lost? Many thanks
Last edited by wasunbeatable; 02-23-2012 at 10:49 AM.
02-23-2012, 11:33 AM #6
Go into a phone store and ask. Or get it insured and break it!!
02-24-2012, 02:00 PM #7
can you ps explain a bit more. Are you saying i can get it back on line even though its not in my name. Sorry complete newb when it comes to iphones. Thanks
02-25-2012, 03:31 AM #8
I'm not sure, but would it be possible to jailbreak, save SHSH with Cydia then do an unlock?
02-25-2012, 08:10 AM #9
Go to Settings->phone then scroll down to the bottom there should be a carrier option with numbers to call just call them tell them your situation politely and see what they can do
Just buy micro sim card activate it with your carrier and put it in the phone.
02-25-2012, 09:12 AM #10
Last edited by docmagoo2; 02-25-2012 at 09:15 AM.
02-25-2012, 05:57 PM #11
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02-28-2012, 09:13 AM #13
Thanks guys. I would luv to keep it but dont think it possible to put a micro sim and use it as 'nicom0d said. So i think i will reluctantly ebay it but its going to be risky selling overseas because they will not have a confirmed paypal just in case i get ripped off. Also how should i word it...I mean i cant say its blocked can i? (ebay rules etc)
03-02-2012, 11:40 AM #14
Did you try talking to the network company that blocked it? Maybe if you get the right person they will unblock it ^_^
03-02-2012, 05:59 PM #15
In the USA this is called insurance fraud and you can go to jail for that.
03-03-2012, 02:32 AM #16
I would seriously call paypal, not just go through the website, also log a complaint with Ebay. You shouldn't have to resell it cause the guy ripped you off.
03-03-2012, 05:19 PM #17
Hey you can reinstall the iOS for ulterior iPhone 4 in iTunes and if it is unlocked by apple you would still be able to use the iPhone on any carrier in your country you like.
03-11-2012, 11:14 AM #18