05-13-2013 6:08 PM
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05-14-2013 3:31 AM
05-14-2013 5:27 AM
My understanding is that AT&T doesn't blacklist phones.
Sounds like an issue with Net10 not wanting to play well with iPhones. Have you done a google search to see if any solutions pop up?
ATT does indeed blacklist phones if the original owner calls in an reports the phone as stolen.
Not familiarwith Net 10 but all ATT iphones are locked to ATT and will require the phone to be unlocked. The unlock process can only be done by the person that had the phone when it was on att service or it was purchased from a autorhorized retailer at full retail price - craigs list is not a authorized dealer and 300 is not the full retail price.
05-14-2013 6:41 PM
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05-14-2013 10:41 PM
Yes, the message means it has been unlocked, for sure. You don't get that message until iTunes succesfully downloads and installs another carrier's firmware onto the iPhone, which wouldn't happen if it was locked.
It really sounds like the phone was blacklisted. The only way the blacklist could be removed legitimately would have to be done by the original owner.
I beg people all the time, don't buy phones from Craigslist, ever. It's always almost certainly a scam. Scammers sell the phone for more than the deductible, file a stolen claim which blacklists the phone, pay the deductible, and end up with the same phone plus a hundred or two dollars. The deductible for an iPhone 4s is $199, so whoever sold it just made $101.
05-15-2013 4:22 AM
I think a few people have gotten me. I'm new to the iPhone an did not know you had to be the original owner to unlock it. I just thought the phone had to be originally bought before January. This one was bought in November. I went through, what I thought was a credible website, to unlock the iPhone for some money and they said that they go straight to AT&T to have it unlocked and that I would get an email confirming it from AT&T. Now that I look back the people from the website said they forgot to request the confirmation email to be sent to my email and forwarded it from theirs. So it probably wasn't even unlocked. So that brings up the question if its just not unlocked and that's why it isn't working or if its in fact blacklisted. Is there a policy to where if this happens can anything be done?
you are right a few people / organizations have gotten you, the website that claimed they went to att to get the unlock, it does not work that way as you have already been informed. They did not forget anything, they can;t do that to unlock a iphone.
did you try and activte the phone on ATT's network? Suspect that if the phone has been reported stolen or lost on att's network then it is blacklisted, you might want to follow up with att and actually ask them about the status of the device. If it is listed as stolen then you need to contact the proper authorities to handle the issue.
05-20-2013 8:14 AM
04-16-2014 6:22 AM
My husband and I have a joint account but have been seperated since November 2013. I started a transfer of service for my iPhone 4S and then my husband reported my iphone as stolen. So it was cut off and blacklisted. I have the proof the phone was purchased by my company under my name from Fry's and shows I activated it under AT&T the same day it was purchased. Again... MY NAME. MY COMPANY CARD with MY NAME. RECEIPT with matching IMEI number in MY NAME. Despite the fact the IMEI number on the receipt and the iPhone matches and despite that the receipt shows I personally activated it on AT&T, they absolutely refuse to unblacklist the phone. Effectively allowing my husband to steal property that does not belong to him while telling me they can't do anything about it.
This is supposed to be a feature that protects people from REAL theives... but it is actually allowing someone to steal from me and AT&T just shrugs and says "oh, well"?!?!?!
I have been an AT&T customer for almost 10 years. After this, I will never use AT&T again unless they do the right thing.
- edited 04-16-2014 12:15 PM
Sounds to me as though your husband has committed some sort of crime by reporting it as stolen when it wasn't. Perhaps you should talk to your lawyer. I don't see that AT&T has done anything wrong by refusing to get in the middle of a domestic dispute.