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05-11-2013, 04:45 PM #1Questions on Blacklisted Verizon iPhone 5 before I buy it
I know a guy who is selling his iphone 5 for a good price. The down side he admits it is blacklisted he claims from lack of payment. I am not familiar with verizon. I have never had a phone blacklisted before and not a 100% sure what that means.
1) Is this true, does Verizon blacklist phones for lack of payment or does this mean the phone is stolen.
2) I read that the Verizon iphone 5 is the first to come unlocked by default. Is this true?
3) If it is blacklisted and unlocked, can I use the phone on Att or Tmobile without worry of my sim getting locked. i have found mixed info about a national blacklist, and carriers will lock your account if it detects a blacklisted device. Is this True?
4) If it is blacklisted and unlocked, are there prepaid services that do not check to see if device is black listed?
I dont want to buy this phone and get stuck with it but I am will to take the risk if he is selling it cheap.
Last edited by rah10; 05-11-2013 at 05:09 PM.
05-11-2013, 07:52 PM #2
Don't buy it although it comes unlocked it will work with AT&T or t mobile but if Im right they might not accept the phone if its black listed
06-28-2013, 07:14 PM #3
All US carrier share the same Blacklist so if it is blacklisted it will not work with any US carriers.
However IDeviceGuys can unblacklist it
07-27-2013, 05:42 AM #4
so for $100 the ECN OR IMEI can be fixed so an iphone can be activated. or you can just pay the outstanding bill for the blacklist. likely cheaper to pay $100. but seems like a rather significant risk.
08-04-2013, 05:05 PM #5Passionate tech blogger, student in college and part time worker at SoldMyDevice.com