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Hi, I am looking buy a used mobile from someone on Amazon. I 've asked the guy to unlock it for me prior to the sale, but he declined to do so. Could someone please suggest any issues/problems with bu… Read More
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
Hi, I am looking buy a used mobile from someone on Amazon. I 've asked the guy to unlock it for me prior to the sale, but he declined to do so. Could someone please suggest any issues/problems with buying unlocked used phone?
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
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#1
If it is still in contract and they stop paying the bill it could cause you problems...
#2
if reported as stolen / or defaulted on contract it could get barred by network be very wary
banned#3
just don't buy it you will thank yourself.
#4
Some networks will only unlock a monthly contract phone after 6 months.

Some people get a contract phone with no intention of ever paying for it, then sell it. The network will then blacklist it when the contract is defaulted on. This can take 3 to 4 months...

Edited By: steve1221 on Nov 15, 2016 15:57: edit
#5
My wife got an iPhone contract three years ago from EE, they told her that after 6 months, the phone was hers to do with as she wanted.

You need to beware though, that some networks may not do this and a defaulted contract may cause the phone to be barred by the network
#6
people also need to bear in mind that any phone can be insured and blocked in order to allow an insurance claim. its not just failing to pay a contract which can cause a phone to be blocked
#7
avoid
#8
Thanks for folks...not going ahead with the purchase.

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