Can you get a phone off the blacklist?
Only the person who reported a phone stolen can have it removed from the blacklist.
If you purchased your phone through a classified listing (like kijiji or craigslist) then your only option is to contact the seller and ask for a refund or to remove the phone from the blacklist (if they were the ones who put it on)..
What can someone do with a stolen phone?
They might do this by pulling out your battery, removing your SIM card, switching the phone to airplane mode, or, well, turning off your phone. Second, a thief will try to wipe your device. In order to resell it, they’ll want to prime it for the next owner.
Can IMEI be tracked when phone is off?
However, if the phone has been turned off or even the location services have been turned off, this won’t work. To track the IMEI, you have to get in touch with Law Enforcement Agencies in your country. They will be able to track as well as blacklist the IMEI of your lost phone.
Can an IMEI be unblocked?
All phones are identified by their IMEI number: A unique string of numbers which you can find out by dialing *#06# on your phone. If this number is on the blacklist, your phone is blocked; simple! So the only way to unblock your phone is to change the device’s IMEI number.
Can a stolen cell phone be activated?
A stolen phone can not typically be activated. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to do it regardless. There are people out there that can change the IMEI to one that isn’t on the blacklist as well as the possibility of activating it in a different country.
Can I use a phone that I found?
If the device is unlocked, meaning there is no lock placed by the carrier so that you won’t be allowed to use the phone on a different carrier, it can be used on any GSM carrier in any country supporting that phone. In the US, the only major GSM carriers are AT&T and T-Mobile.