serial number

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shiunn, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. shiunn macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
    Hi there,
    Quick question. I just got my iphone 4 delivered today and am intending to sell it for a quick profit. the buyer seems to be interested in my IMEI which he claims will tell him whether the phone is unlocked or not. i told him there won't be an IMEI on my invoice but there would be a serial number instead on the box and on the invoice, for which he seems satisfied as well.

    does the IMEI or the serial number tell you this information?

  2. ddoolin macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Bump. I'd like to see if this is true or not.

    I don't think it is. But you can check info. about the phone online with that info. I think.
  3. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Never give out your IMEI to someone you don't know. There are people out there who Clone IMEI to get around network blocking. Any phone that is stolen in Europe gets its IMEI blocked on multiple networks so the phone is useless. These phones are either sold on to other countries or have a new IMEI applied to them.
  4. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
    what kind of info can you check with it?

    surely, if I show the buyer the invoice, he'll know it is shipped by apple store, and apple store only sells unlocked phones no?
  5. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
  6. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
  7. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
    what about serial number? what can they do with serial number?
  8. insidmal macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2010
    imei or serial number or no other number will tell them if it is unlocked or not

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