Is this my best bet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tirox, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Dec 26, 2012
    #1
    Alright so i found out my new iPhone 3gs was blacklisted/locked etc.
    I thought about doing an unlock service: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Unlock-Code-Serv...56507e95bb it looks promising and such.
    But should i just unlock my phone, switch to T-Mobile and use them?
    They both us GSM so i ASSUME it would work correct?
    Any advice is greatly needed!
    Or should i try the Unlock service?
    i Live in the USA by the way.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    dictoresno

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    #2
    im not quite understanding you here. if the phone is locked to at&t, you will need to unlock it in order to use it with any other GSM provider.

    cell companies in the US dont blacklist IMEI's that are lost or stolen. theres a big difference between being carrier locked and blacklisted.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    If you phone is blacklisted, then it's likely stolen. Why would we want to help you with unlocking that?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i bought it off of ebay... not knowing.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    I assume it is an AT&T phone? If it is, call them. It may be blacklisted because the original owner may not have paid, or lost phone etc. AT&T may be able to help you there. If it is stolen, then you need to return it. Just because you paid for it, does not mean you own it, if it was stolen. You would be just as guilty in the eyes of the law if you keep it, as the person who stole it.
     
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    bandofbrothers

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    #6

    its not just theft its also if the original owner defaults on the monthly payments.

    lodge a dispute on e bay and paypal
     

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