is it bared?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rever, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. rever macrumors newbie

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    hi
    iphone 3gs 32g.
    brought it from a dude through a market.

    every time i put any sim card in it, it will display reception for 30-60seconds
    then say no signal....it continues to do this no matter what sim is in.
    does this mean its bared? if so what can i do about it?
    thanks
    (new to site)
     
  2. rever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Australia network 3
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    On your own... sorry, I'm not Austrialian network knowledgeable.
     
  4. rever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bared iphone

    can you get you iphone un bared?
    if so how
    thanks?
    (new to site)
    also if its not able to be unbared what are my options?
     
  5. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    do you mean blacklisted?

    If it is, talk to the carrier who blacklisted the phone/
     
  6. rever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they say the orginal owner has done
    it
    no idea who that is...is there another way around it
     
  7. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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  8. rever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    through a guy at a market
    tried to contact him he said hes unable to help and he bougt it off someone else
    can i unbar it somehow ...with some program or something...srry i dont know much in this subject
     
  9. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    The short answer is no.

    It looks like you got royally screwed by the guy who sold it to you in the market.

    Don't buy iPhones from unauthorised sellers is the lesson.
     
  10. rever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been. Reading some threads and they said that if I sell it in another country it will work or work out a trade with someone in another country withthe same problem......
     
  11. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    For what reasons do iphones get blacklisted/bared?
     
  12. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    That might work, but there may be other issues such as carrier locks, etc.
     
  13. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think it happens when they are reported stolen. so the OP probably bought the iPhone from the guy who stole it.
     
  14. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it could be barred at the network.

    If so, it is the IMEI, and if it is anything like th U.K. then the blacklist is shared across all networks.

    You can check by phoning your carrier and asking them.

    Might be easier just to take it back though.
     
  15. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    The phone is stolen which is why it is barred from the network. Barring on a network is generally country specific, it should be usable in any country other than Australia once unlocked. Sell it overseas.
     
  16. rever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well it isunloked so I should sell it overseas
     
  17. johnoporritt macrumors member

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    you cam but you can also be prosecuted as it has been reported stolen so if you try to sell it on ebay you coiuld be having an unexpected knock on the door from the police
     
  18. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    you do know ... selling stolen property is against the law in every country?

    it is known as fencing stolen goods here in Canada
     

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