Carrier IF you fail to pay your bill will T-mobile blacklist your imei?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mplayers2005, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. mplayers2005 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2012
    This guy wants to sell me his phone from T-Mobile, but he plans on stop paying his bill overall. If im right he is on that $27 a month for 20 month thing they have going on so its like a contract to say.

    my question is will T-mobile blacklist the imei? I know if this was an att account& phone they would not blacklist the imei but verizon or sprint will.
  2. BHP41 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    Not sure but it seems like too big a chance to take. I'd recommend a different seller. What's to stop that guy from claiming lost/stolen on his insurance? He may be telling you one thing while planning on something else. You can't trust people who lie,cheat,and steal. Seems that guy is doing all three.
  3. predation macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2013
    the phone will be blacklisted unless he pays the remaining balance. which i assume he won't.
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    "This guy" is not a guy I'd buy from. They will indeed blacklist the IMEI.
  5. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2013
    "A guy" stories are like "hold my beer" stories, they never really work out well.

    Trust me I've had PLENTY of hold my beer stories!
  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Yes it will get blacklisted if he stops paying. Do not buy that phone.
  7. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Carolina
  8. pixelwix macrumors member


    Nov 1, 2011
    I work for t-mobile, and yes we do blacklist imei's for EIP none payments. it takes about a month but it will eventually be blacklisted!
  9. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I've heard that they will indeed blacklist. I recently just sold a couple of that are still on EIP, but I have 3 lines w/ T-Mo that I have to keep so they will still be paid on.
  10. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    Hmm...I was on someone's line that had stopped paying and my phone never got blacklisted. Months and months went by, swapping SIM cards (Tmobile pre-pay cards) in it before finally getting a Sprint phone.

    Is there a place to see if an IMEI finally got blacklisted?
  11. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    I'd imagine you could call t-mobile customer support and ask if a IMEI is available to be activated.
  12. nox5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013

    It shows if imei is blacklisted or if there is a balance still to be paid
  13. Knobi62 macrumors newbie


    Aug 14, 2015
    I have a question,
    I also have 2 phones on the payment plan with tmobile. I recently switched to cricket with those two phones and the tmobile rep gave me my sim unlock codes even though they are not paid off. I want to pay the monthly payments to pay the phones off, i just don't want tmobile. Is there a way to pay the payments and not have service . I don't want my phone black listed.
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Call them. They will give you a balance to pay the phone off.

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