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    Unblock a Phone!!

    Is there anyway to unblock a phone?
    Like 1 that has been blocked by a network and it cant be used in the U.K?
    Someare sold on ebay cheap?
    is there any software or something?

    Thanks Liam

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    Changing the IMEI on the phone is the only way. I wouldnt recommend that because its illegal and hard to do.

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    It's nearly impossible to do. The IMEI is written on a write-once chip in your phone...

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    oh right thanks! becuase they have cheap blocked phones on Ebay, and it thought there mustbe some way to unblock them, but if its that hard and illegal!!!
    Just wondering!

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    Yeah I wouldn't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamss
    Is there anyway to unblock a phone?
    Like 1 that has been blocked by a network and it cant be used in the U.K?
    Someare sold on ebay cheap?
    is there any software or something?

    Thanks Liam
    Don´t support thieves! If you get a barred phone, return it to seller *and report him to authoroties, optional*
    Why do you think it´s cheap in the first place?
    Always be suspicious when seller states Phone only, charger, box and receipt "dahh.. lost when moving to new address"

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    liamss, I don't think it's worth 5 years in jail

    They usually go quite high anyway on ebay.co.uk because foreigners who use UK ebay can use the phones in their country.

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    i think that info is wrong, even though im not really sure

    Hello, could you explain me this?

    Because i don?t know much about but i think that the IMEI but i think it is a world wide code.

    So if a telephone is stolen in the uk and blocked even though it can be used in any network, when it is used in spain it will get blocked.

    Im not really sure, but it is what i think would happend.

    are you sure what u said is correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvin66
    So if a telephone is stolen in the uk and blocked even though it can be used in any network, when it is used in spain it will get blocked.
    This is currently true to a degree...

    a phone blocked in one country can be used in certian other countries - lots of danish/finish nokias blocked there are being used in the UK and lots of UK phones being used in india -

    HOWEVER

    there are agreements going in place with all the major worldwide networks that will share their common IMEI blacklists - so phone blocked in country 1 - will also be blocked in country 2 etc etc

    if i find the article again i will post it up

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    illegal? Yes and no

    Can't really agree it's illegal to unblock the phone. Yes, I'm sure there's plenty of stolen phones on ebay, but for example my friend gave me his old phone as his provider gave him free upgrade. As his phone worked only on Orange and I use Vodafone, I'll unblock it and don't feel like a thief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarda View Post
    Can't really agree it's illegal to unblock the phone. Yes, I'm sure there's plenty of stolen phones on ebay, but for example my friend gave me his old phone as his provider gave him free upgrade. As his phone worked only on Orange and I use Vodafone, I'll unblock it and don't feel like a thief.
    thats unlocking - ie unlocking it so that it can be used by another network. thats perfectly legal. this thread is about unblocking - ie when a phone is blocked(ie blacklisted), it (usually) means that the rightful owner has reported it stolen or lost. unblocking a phone involves changing the IMEI number, and thats highly illegal.

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    thats unlocking - ie unlocking it so that it can be used by another network. thats perfectly legal. this thread is about unblocking - ie when a phone is blocked(ie blacklisted), it (usually) means that the rightful owner has reported it stolen or lost. unblocking a phone involves changing the IMEI number, and thats highly illegal.
    Its easy not to go to jail when we have smart guys like you around here..

    P.S. Im not gay,.. well not now, used to be j/k

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    i once had a Samsung E700 blocked, but i went to korea and went to their service center and they unblocked it.. i was suprised cos Korea doesnt have GSM coverage and yet they managed to unblock my device...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Children View Post
    i once had a Samsung E700 blocked, but i went to korea and went to their service center and they unblocked it.. i was suprised cos Korea doesnt have GSM coverage and yet they managed to unblock my device...
    Why was it blocked in the first place?

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    would a blocked mobile work in a country such as america? if its a blocked uk mobile

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