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    Should I use this phone with my original sim card?

    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?

    14 Comments

    Well chances are if they haven't blocked it after a year then they wont now.

    Original Poster

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;8973913

    Well chances are if they haven't blocked it after a year then they wont … 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?

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;8973913

    Well chances are if they haven't blocked it after a year then they wont … Well chances are if they haven't blocked it after a year then they wont now.

    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.

    kewldeals;8973922

    Yeah was thinking this, but if I use my original sim, will it not set … 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.

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;8974147

    No, the network should have blocked it when you reported it to them as … 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.

    peodude;8974445

    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.

    They may well have an automated system that would flag it up.

    if you're worried, sell it and buy another, so imei is not blacklisted

    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.

    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:

    I remember a recent thread on here where someone had purchased a phone and it went on to be blocked quite a while afterwards.

    harlzter;8974661

    OK so you recommend he sells a stolen phone?As it was replaced as lost … 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

    Original Poster

    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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