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IMEI checker - app or site ?

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Found 15th Nov 2009
Is there a website or an app that when you type an IMEI in it tells you what phone it belongs to - would be good for when buying phones of ebay or something like that (obv people here can be trusted )

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There is but it costs to use it.

checkmend.com/uk/ £1.99

Not everyone here can be trusted, its better than it was though.


Be aware though that the majority of phones that are bought and blacklisted are blacklisted after the sale (often a few months later) so they can claim on their insurance so this wouldn't help

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harlzter;6900816

There is but it costs to use it.Not everyone here can be trusted, its … There is but it costs to use it.Not everyone here can be trusted, its better than it was though.



Thanks, but i might buy a iphone and i would like to check it first, but i dont want to pay as i will be checking a few

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harlzter;6900816

There is but it costs to use it.http://www.checkmend.com/uk/ £1.99Not … There is but it costs to use it.http://www.checkmend.com/uk/ £1.99Not everyone here can be trusted, its better than it was though.Be aware though that the majority of phones that are bought and blacklisted are blacklisted after the sale (often a few months later) so they can claim on their insurance so this wouldn't help



Thats what im afraid of tbh :/, but if i get the iPhone i was thinking i could just take it the genius bar and get it swapped before they try blocking it.

Is that a good idea ?

james_lfc;6900851

Thanks, but i might buy a iphone and i would like to check it first, but … Thanks, but i might buy a iphone and i would like to check it first, but i dont want to pay as i will be checking a few



See edited post above.

james_lfc;6900913

Thats what im afraid of tbh :/, but if i get the iPhone i was thinking i … Thats what im afraid of tbh :/, but if i get the iPhone i was thinking i could just take it the genius bar and get it swapped before they try blocking it.Is that a good idea ?



It has to be broken though to do that.

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dcx_badass;6900998

It has to be broken though to do that.



Could i not say it keeps crashing and its very buggy or whatever ?

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colinsunderland;6900955

http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=imeinrfree



thanks for that one, would someone who already has an iphone kindly check that it works ?

It works with my HTC G1 but may be different with iPhone

james_lfc;6901099

Could i not say it keeps crashing and its very buggy or whatever ?



No because they all run the same software, that would be fraud, they have software to check whne it last crashed and was re-flashed and things.

That site works, but it doesn't tell you if it was stolen.

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dcx_badass;6901145

No because they all run the same software, that would be fraud, they have … No because they all run the same software, that would be fraud, they have software to check whne it last crashed and was re-flashed and things.



dcx_badass;6901208

That site works, but it doesn't tell you if it was stolen.



Okay thanks for that, would i be able to fight my case if i did buy an iphone and then a few weeks later got blocked ?

james_lfc;6901235

Okay thanks for that, would i be able to fight my case if i did buy an … Okay thanks for that, would i be able to fight my case if i did buy an iphone and then a few weeks later got blocked ?



Not sure, I'd try get a copy of the original receipt aswell though.

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dcx_badass;6901208

That site works, but it doesn't tell you if it was stolen.



He didn't ask to be able to check if it were stolen?

Just ring your service provider and they will tell you free if its on the imei blacklist.

try this one prod.eie.net.au/por…/OK

Its aussie though so not sure if imei numbers are shared over there, I dont know where my blocked phone is or I would try it (thought I'd lost it then found it after having it blocked, t'was a good phone too LG Renoir!!!)

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