What's this about? -New/ Unactivated VZW iPhone blacklisted on T-Mobile

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  1. rockitdog, Mar 9, 2015
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    rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I have been talking to a guy about buying his "new" iPhone 6 from him from CL. He's says the device is new and the IMEI shows it as new/unmotivated on the Apple IMEI site. When I check it out on Swappa, the IMEI comes back as Black listed on T-Mobile. Any ideas why this would be? I'm confused! It is a Verizon device - Not a T-Mobile phone.

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  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Probably purchased it from T-Mobile using EIP and didn't pay the bill or using a fraudulent account. The Verizon and T-Mobile Iphones are identical so there's nothing you can tell by looking at it which carrier it was originally for. I wouldn't buy it.
     
  3. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I stated that it is a VERIZON device with a Verizon model number - NOT a T-mobile number.
     
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    Either way I wouldn't buy it. There are so many phones out there for sale...why take a chance if there's any question at all?
     
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    I'm guessing the OP may have their heart set on this phone because it's a "really good deal" which adds to the red flags (the old adage "if its too good to be true..." comes to mind).
     
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    Why not call T-Mobile directly? These imei sites are not always accurate and I would never rely on them.
     
  7. mustafu macrumors newbie

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    I checked my VZW 5s on Swappa before buying and it was correctly identified as a Verizon model, not listed as a T-Mobile one as depicted in your screenshot.
     
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    It says it has been reported lost or stolen, so possibly a new phone stolen from a T-Mobile store that he figures he can sell as a Verizon model and disappear before whoever buys it tries to switch carriers to T-Mobile and finds out it doesn't work.
     
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  10. mustafu macrumors newbie

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    What's this about? -New/ Unactivated VZW iPhone blacklisted on T-Mobile


    He claims it's VZW, screenshot shows T-Mobile.

    Edit: you said number, I didn't read very well. My apologies!
     

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