iPhone 6 plus 128GB

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  1. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    I have acquired the above however I do not know the provider, I tried calling Apple but no dice. The phone has a valid purchase date and IS NOT STOLEN, funds are quite tight right now and I would like to sell its still sealed in box. I wheel and deal a lot I had the receipt but lost it (or one of the kids got a hold of it) how would I go about selling it? How would I go about finding the provider? I live in Canada if that makes a difference
     
  2. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    So you "acquired" the phone somehow and had the receipt, but lost it? Sounds fishy. But anyway the provider should be listed on the retail box. Or take your NOT STOLEN phone to the Apple store.
     
  3. ipooed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Acquired is what I put to avoid having to type up the whole story. There is no provider on the box, and the nearest Apple Store is quite a ways away.
     
  4. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Check the IMEI number on one of the many IMEI checker websites. I want to hear the story though. Did someone give it to you as payment for rent? Caught a guy with your wife and he left it behind while you chased him? Mug someone?
     
  5. ipooed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The guy I bought it from filed a claim after his old phone (iPhone 6 plus 128GB) was smashed, the insurance was through the provider he payed the deductible, when the company mailed out the phone there was an error in shipping and the phone was mailed twice by accident, his credit card was charged for the second phone however a dispute with the credit card company and they removed the charges.

    I never tried the IMEI sites or thought of them thanks for idea.
     
  6. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Why couldn't you ask "the guy" which carrier mailed him the phone?

    By the way, this carrier would likely blacklist this "lost" phone, or even go after you by turning it to the police.
     
  7. ipooed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was on the receipt I lost, I payed around $5 to check the IMEI and found the carrier it was locked to. Turns out to be my current provider (bonus if I wanted another 6 plus, but I am happy with my 6)

    So I opened it, inserted my SIM card and it works :) I am able to make calls send texts etc

    So does that mean it's not blacklisted?
     
  8. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    If that is the case, the IMEI will be blocked, whether now or in the future. The insurance company aren't stupid.

    You said the phone isn't stolen - it was stolen from the insurance company.
     
  9. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    ...Why should it be blacklisted, unless it was stolen?
     
  10. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    It will take time for the insurance company to process the "lost" phone, and have it blacklisted. When it happens, the carrier will also have records all the SIM cards that have been put in that phone. That's enough information for the police to go knock on their doors if they choose to pursue it.
     
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    [MOD NOTE]
    This thread consisting of insurance fraud/unjust enrichment will surely devolve. Closing now to avoid such behavior.
     
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