Buying a used phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    If I buy one from someone on Craigslist... And I get it activated before the purchase... Can it later be reported stolen? Can the carrier then shut off the phone?
    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Jan 9, 2013
    #2
    Once you get it activated, it cannot be reported stolen by the previous owner.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 20, 2010
    #3
    Great! That makes sense because otherwise you could make people's lives miserable by reporting their phone stolen... But thought I'd make sure!!
     

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