Carrier T-Mobile iPad blacklisted... Will it still work on AT&T?

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  1. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    I have a tmobile iPad mini that is blacklisted. I bought it on ebay last year, and the 4g stopped working soon after that. A few months later I find out that it is blacklisted. Will it still work on AT&T?
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    For iPads I'm not sure. I do have a friend who bought a Sprint iPad that was blacklisted by Sprint and still works on T-Mobile if that's anything to go by.
     
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    Either reported lost/stolen or blocked from the network due to nonpayment of monthly service contract.

    Blacklisted means the device is blocked from connecting to a particular network due to one of the above conditions.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    They just did and gave you an example. Call AT&T and signup for a data plan.
     
  8. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They said they had a sprint iPad and got tmobile. I heard that tmobile and AT&T use the same blacklist database, but I son't know if that is true.
     
  9. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    does anyone know?
     
  10. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Or, stop paying for cell access like we did. Between wifi, and tethering from my iphone, we save lots of money.
     
  11. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't need 4g, I just need to know for when I sell it.
     
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    Selling a blacklisted iPad might not be easy. You might be forced to sell less than 100 buck for that. Good luck. :apple:
     
  13. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    100 bucks... LOL
     
  14. HouseOfCards macrumors newbie

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    If the iPad was being financed and is blacklisted on T-Mobile due to non-payment, it will still work on AT&T. However, if it was reported lost or stolen, it won’t be usable on any carrier.

    You can determine which situation you are in by going to t-mobile.com/verifyIMEI.aspx
     
  15. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It says that it is blocked and will not work on T-mobile's network. So that means it will work on AT&T, right?
     
  16. HouseOfCards macrumors newbie

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    Correct. The message you received indicates the original buyer did not finish paying for the device. If it were reported lost/stolen, T-Mobile’s system would have explicitly stated that. Currently, AT&T will only block another carrier’s device when it has been flagged as lost/stolen. So the iPad should be usable on AT&T. It’s worth noting that these policies are subject to change so it’s possible it may no longer be usable on AT&T at some point in the future.
     
  17. jcarlough macrumors newbie

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    Why the LOL? He's right. Who in the world would buy a blacklisted iPad unless they were getting a price that represented the loss of feature?

    Assuming that you're going to be honest when you sell it.

    Why don't you sign up for a data plan and try it?
     

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