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Thread: Blocked iPhone 4S
05-10-2012, 09:52 AM #1Blocked iPhone 4S
Hello, I purchased a iPhone 4S from a my friends friend who doesn't live near me sadly, It has signal on Orange T-Mobile but no signal bars on Orange, I cannot text or ring out or receive calls. I checked the IMEI number with CheckMend and they said it's blocked on certain networks, but it has not been reported as lost? So I am really confused whats going on and is there anything I can do?
05-10-2012, 11:19 AM #2
It sounds like your iPhone is carrier locked to Orange T-Mobile.
Oops, can't work out how to edit my original post....lol
The best thing you could do long term is try & contact the original owner of the iPhone & ask them to get it unlocked via IMEI if it is eligible- Orange UK did mine in March & from what I can remember it was just under £20. )
Last edited by Touri5t; 05-10-2012 at 11:27 AM.
05-10-2012, 11:52 AM #3
The guy who sold me the phone had a Orange Sim Card in it, I bought a new sim and it has no bars when on Orange. Im starting to wonder if its IMEI blocked because he sold it cheaper than the usual price. In UK Orange share networks with T-Mobile, I just find it weird how I get signal on T-Mobile and not Orange.
I get 3G on Orange but when I try to make any call it just beeps and cuts off.
Last edited by NathanKent; 05-10-2012 at 11:55 AM.
05-10-2012, 02:12 PM #4
I doubt I will be able to get a refund, I only paid £100 so guess its not bad for a iPod
05-12-2012, 12:02 AM #5