Carrier Will a Verizon blacklisted phone work on T-mobile prepaid?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by g35, May 6, 2015.

  1. g35 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2007
    So I found this iPhone on Craigslist. Says he's the original owner, bought no-contract Verizon iPhone 6 from Apple Store, has accessories, no box or receipt.

    If this is one of those scams where the phone is on Verizon Edge, I buy it, and it's later blacklisted, will it still work on T-Mobile prepaid? How about Rogers in Canada? Those are the two carriers I need it for.

    Is there any way to confirm with either a) Apple Store that it was bought at full price, or b) Verizon that it's not on Verizon Edge? I have the IMEI and Serial No.

    Just asking before I spend a long time on hold on the phone.

    As long as it's not blacklisted I believe a Verizon iPhone 6 will work on either of my networks as it's SIM-unlocked and has the appropriate GSM bands.

    Thanks for any assistance.
  2. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2009
    Meet the seller at your wireless store and have them verify. Anything less and you are gambling.
  3. Allthings-I macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2014
    If for any reason the phone is blacklisted will not work on any carrier in the US
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Has the sharing of blacklisted phones from any carrier started being shared across all carriers (be they GSM or CDMA)?
  5. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    Be aware that it could show as a clean ESN/IMEI currently but if the seller reports it lost or stolen later (for insurance fraud) then you now own a paperweight and there's no recourse.
  6. Allthings-I macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2014
    Pretty sure now CDMA carriers share with GSM carriers as well as just about all iPhone's can now be used on any network through their respective BYOP programs.
  7. AppleFan91 macrumors 68000


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    As someone who works for one of the "Big 2" wireless carriers in the US. The global Blacklist is shared between all of the carriers. It's to prevent any lost/stolen device from being activated on a cellular network. So to answer your question, no.

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