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  1. rah10's Avatar
    I know a guy who is selling his iphone 5 for a good price. The down side he admits it is blacklisted he claims from lack of payment. I am not familiar with verizon. I have never had a phone blacklisted before and not a 100% sure what that means.

    1) Is this true, does Verizon blacklist phones for lack of payment or does this mean the phone is stolen.

    2) I read that the Verizon iphone 5 is the first to come unlocked by default. Is this true?

    3) If it is blacklisted and unlocked, can I use the phone on Att or Tmobile without worry of my sim getting locked. i have found mixed info about a national blacklist, and carriers will lock your account if it detects a blacklisted device. Is this True?

    4) If it is blacklisted and unlocked, are there prepaid services that do not check to see if device is black listed?

    I dont want to buy this phone and get stuck with it but I am will to take the risk if he is selling it cheap.

    Thanks
    Last edited by rah10; 2013-05-12 at 12:09 AM.
    2013-05-11 11:45 PM
  2. mag12's Avatar
    Don't buy it although it comes unlocked it will work with AT&T or t mobile but if Im right they might not accept the phone if its black listed
    2013-05-12 02:52 AM
  3. Cowboy's Avatar
    All US carrier share the same Blacklist so if it is blacklisted it will not work with any US carriers.
    However IDeviceGuys can unblacklist it
    2013-06-29 02:14 AM
  4. offroad1994's Avatar
    so for $100 the ECN OR IMEI can be fixed so an iphone can be activated. or you can just pay the outstanding bill for the blacklist. likely cheaper to pay $100. but seems like a rather significant risk.
    2013-07-27 12:42 PM
  5. LucySterling's Avatar
    i believe you may still be able to use it overseas, thats what a lot of people do with blastlisted phones. but now theres rumors of international blacklisting... thats going to hit those sellers really hard
    I know a guy who is selling his iphone 5 for a good price. The down side he admits it is blacklisted he claims from lack of payment. I am not familiar with verizon. I have never had a phone blacklisted before and not a 100% sure what that means.

    1) Is this true, does Verizon blacklist phones for lack of payment or does this mean the phone is stolen.

    2) I read that the Verizon iphone 5 is the first to come unlocked by default. Is this true?

    3) If it is blacklisted and unlocked, can I use the phone on Att or Tmobile without worry of my sim getting locked. i have found mixed info about a national blacklist, and carriers will lock your account if it detects a blacklisted device. Is this True?

    4) If it is blacklisted and unlocked, are there prepaid services that do not check to see if device is black listed?

    I dont want to buy this phone and get stuck with it but I am will to take the risk if he is selling it cheap.

    Thanks
    Passionate tech blogger, student in college and part time worker at SoldMyDevice.com
    2013-08-05 12:05 AM
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