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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:38 PM   #26
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IMEI gets blocked by AT&T and T-Mobile. All GSM carriers in the US. It will stay at "No Service" ; the iPhone becomes an iPod only unless you use it overseas.
from personal experience, thats exactly what happens.

if you use a stolen phone and the original owner reports it stolen, the phone will eventually stop working with a message saying device is blocked from this network or something. (for ATT and tmo)

and if you have an ATT sim your account also gets locked out.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:10 PM   #27
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I think that you should only be able to report your phone stolen if it has active on your account recently. This will prevent someone from selling their phone and then next week report it stolen to get another one.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:23 AM   #28
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I have a friend in the UK so he is going to get it.
I hear you, that's a better option.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:58 AM   #29
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I hear you, that's a better option.
Yep and he is paying $500 for it so I'm not at a loss.
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Just a quick update.

So I blocked the IMEI. I got an email yesterday from AT&T saying someone was trying to activate the iPhone I blocked and the person was in Boston. (200 miles away from me) I live in manhattan. I just had an awesome laugh that the stolen iPhone cannot be used.
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Just a quick update.

So I blocked the IMEI. I got an email yesterday from AT&T saying someone was trying to activate the iPhone I blocked and the person was in Boston. (200 miles away from me) I live in manhattan. I just had an awesome laugh that the stolen iPhone cannot be used.
can't be used in the united states but will work in other countries when unlocked.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:19 AM   #32
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can't be used in the united states but will work in other countries when unlocked.
That's good enough.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 05:40 PM   #33
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can't be used in the united states but will work in other countries when unlocked.
What if the phone was unlocked first, then months later it was reported stolen. Can the phone be used on Tmobile in the USA?

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Old IMEI status follows to new IMEI with replacement at least for locks/unlocks. Not sure if stolen IMEI info shared between carriers and Apple.
What if the phone was unlocked first while on AT&T, then months later it was reported stolen. Can the phone be used on Tmobile in the USA?
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What if the phone was unlocked first, then months later it was reported stolen. Can the phone be used on Tmobile in the USA?

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What if the phone was unlocked first while on AT&T, then months later it was reported stolen. Can the phone be used on Tmobile in the USA?
Once blocked it won't work on any US carrier.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 08:13 PM   #35
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That's good enough.
He's going to ship it over seas and make a fortune...I bet it sells for almost double in countries like Africa, Mexico, Middle East-Asia
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