imei checker?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applemessiah, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. applemessiah macrumors member

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    Need to know if there is a way to check imei on at&t iphones and smartphones other than calling the carrier directly to see if they are on someones account or blacklisted. I buy iphones and smartphones from time to time but i have gotten burned lately and so if anyone knows of a reputable service free or paid, i would appreciate it. Tmobile has an imei checker which will tell u if a device will work on there network but sometimes it can be blocked for at&t and not tmobile so its no entirely accurate for my purposes. Any help is appreciated and sorry if this question has been asked. i used the search option but couldnt find any relatable posts. thanks in advance.
     
  2. techstyle macrumors member

    techstyle

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    You can just walk in to any Corporate Store, and ask them to check the IMEI.Too many people have been getting burn with buying Iphones
     
  3. Bamff macrumors regular

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  4. mfilova macrumors newbie

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    I think they have a shared database in the USA.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    T-Mo and ATT share a database, Sprint and VZW share a database. I don't think there's one unified blacklist that all the US carriers use.
     

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