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Should I use this phone with my original sim card?

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
I lost my phone about a year ago, and was sent out a replacement from the Geek Squad (insurance).
A couple of days after, I went into work and they said a customer handed it in. The IMEI wasn't blocked, so I decided to keep the phone for TomTom, and an iphone sim for the free internet. This has now expired.

Question is, should I risk using my original sim card in it for the unlimited internet, or are they likely to block the imei?
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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Well chances are if they haven't blocked it after a year then they wont now.
#2
GAVINLEWISHUKD;8973913
Well chances are if they haven't blocked it after a year then they wont now.


Yeah was thinking this, but if I use my original sim, will it not set alarm bells ringing?
#3
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well chances are if they haven't blocked it after a year then they wont now.
1 Like #4
The phone now belongs to the insurance company, and you should have informed them when the phone was found a year ago. They will have systems in place to detect fraud. so putting your old SIM in may well start alarm bells ringing.
#5
kewldeals
Yeah was thinking this, but if I use my original sim, will it not set alarm bells ringing?


No, the network should have blocked it when you reported it to them as lost or stolen. There is no magical system that scans through retrospectively.
#6
GAVINLEWISHUKD
No, the network should have blocked it when you reported it to them as lost or stolen. There is no magical system that scans through retrospectively.


But networks can see which phone a SIM is being used in.
#7
peodude
But networks can see which phone a SIM is being used in.


Yes if they are investigating it, but why would they? They should have put a network lock on the phone by blacklisting the IMEI number, which for whatever reason they didn't. They have had the chance for the last year to block it but have chosen not to, so no reason they would do now.
#8
They may well have an automated system that would flag it up.
#9
if you're worried, sell it and buy another, so imei is not blacklisted
#10
gordon999;8974595
if you're worried, sell it and buy another, so imei is not blacklisted

OK so you recommend he sells a stolen phone?

As it was replaced as lost through the insurance claim the phone now belongs to the insurance company, not the OP, they should have been informed of this as soon as it was found.
#11
OP I am genuinely curious what will happen when you put your sim in the phone, let us know what the charge is when they bail you :whistling:
#12
I remember a recent thread on here where someone had purchased a phone and it went on to be blocked quite a while afterwards.
#13
harlzter
OK so you recommend he sells a stolen phone?

As it was replaced as lost through the insurance claim the phone now belongs to the insurance company, not the OP, they should have been informed of this as soon as it was found.


dont get all **** about it, its not fricking oceans eleven
#14
Quick update on this:

Put the sim card back in, and its been working perfectly for the last 3 weeks! (Touch wood!)
Very happy!

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