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Prevent a phone purchased from eBay being blocked

Posted 15th Jul 2013
Hi all.

I am looking at a mobile phone on eBay listed as new.
The seller appears to be pretty genuine and has also replied to me and assured me the phone is neither barred or stolen.

I understand that phones get sold, then blocked if reported stolen or for insurance purposes.

IF I were to purchase the phone from him, is there any way I can contact someone (EE, Nokia, IMEI database, whoever) ...to say "look, I have just bought this phone and I own it. Here is my proof of purchase from eBay" so as to prevent the IMEI from being blocked and having piece of mind?

The phone is 'brand new', but not sealed.

Your help is very much appreciated in advance.

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