Iphone IMEI barring o2 uk

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by khizrs, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. khizrs macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2007
    I quite literally went to the Apple store to buy a phone with the intention of buying it and unlocking it, while looking at the device more closely, I noted the IMEI on the back of the handset, then I remembered about IMEI blocking.

    What will happen if O2 barr all unlocked iphones from their network because the imeis havent been registered as having had a contract or whatever, is this legal? Is it possible?
  2. tonywob, Dec 6, 2007
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  3. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    It would probably be illegal to block the IMEI of a device which is not stolen...

    It'd be pretty bang out of order.
  4. sam3020 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    No they cannot block your imei. There has been a law suit against t mobile in some country and also orange in france because apple have not been giving people the opportunity to choose there networks and they now sell a sim free version. So technically they cannot barr it because unlocking a device is not actually illegal in the first place unless your changing your imei number is what i have been told
  5. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    Absolutely, and they don't have to give Apple a share!

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