Carrier Does AT&T block iPhone IMEI's for non payment?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JOSE891, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

    JOSE891

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    I ask because I've told my sister a million time's not to buy any type of phone on CL and she came home with this iP 5S she payed $800 for, the seller told my sis he isn't keeping att and that's why he's selling it.

    I told her he's probably not gonna pay his bill and in a few weeks there gonna block it.

    Just wondering if this is true, that AT&T will block phone's that are tied to a contract and the owner hasn't payed them in months/weeks.
     
  2. DarkSel macrumors regular

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    Yes, AT&T will block phone IMEIs for nonpayment.
     
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    If the phone was bought on ATT new "Next" contract, I can see them doing that. I am sure it is in the contract the original customer signed.
     
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yes they block them now if a customer stops paying their bill before the end of their contract.
     

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