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Buying phones on Kijiji - Blacklisted

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Im bypassing this purchase, the guy doesn't have a receipt.
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Cousin bough t an iphone locked to Virgin from Kijiji. Tried recently to get unlocked and told there is a balance on the phone and Virgin/Bell wont unlock. Cousin using a 'cheat card' with the simm on Fido but voice calls are sketchy.

What would the group suggest on activating this phone to be able to use Voice? Not under contract and can migrate # to another carrier.
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partsguy100 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 8:28 pm
Cousin bough t an iphone locked to Virgin from Kijiji. Tried recently to get unlocked and told there is a balance on the phone and Virgin/Bell wont unlock. Cousin using a 'cheat card' with the simm on Fido but voice calls are sketchy.

What would the group suggest on activating this phone to be able to use Voice? Not under contract and can migrate # to another carrier.
I suggest telling your cousin Virgin are obligated, by law, to unlock the phone if requested to, customer or not.
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tip that has worked for me every time AND I have gotten like 7-8 phones so far

buy it from seller who can provide the sales invoice. that means you won't have to worried about getting the phone blacklisted.

if the price is $200-400 lower then the other phones that means there is same BS lol

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A receipt or sales invoice is no guarantee a phone will not be blacklisted.
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Just set up the meeting with the seller at Apple store, book the appointment with "genius bar" for 20 minutes later and ask them to transfer all the info to your email/name.
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No such thing as transferring information at the apple store.
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Phonophoresis wrote:
Sep 28th, 2017 2:17 pm
Yes, of course they can. That's the risk you take when buying a phone directly off of someone, unfortunately. If you're super suspicious, perhaps sneak a peak at their ID and commit the details to memory?
And that isn't as dangerous as the phone being black listed?
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Viper98 wrote:
Sep 30th, 2017 11:39 am
I've been buying/selling phones on Kijiji for the better part of a decade a d have never had someone blacklist a phone on me(literally several hundred phones)
But if you're buying and selling, how do you know a buyer didn't have his phone blacklisted at some point? Obviously you're not keeping the phones for a long time.
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jeff1970 wrote:
Dec 30th, 2017 10:21 pm
But if you're buying and selling, how do you know a buyer didn't have his phone blacklisted at some point? Obviously you're not keeping the phones for a long time.
That's a fair point


I actually had. My first experience with a phone getting blacklisted a few weeks back

Just sold it on ebay as a blacklisted phone and ate a $10 loss

Blacklisted in Canada will still work in the US at least
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Dec 26, 2017
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cant you have the buyer call his provider to note on the account the phone is sold to the buyer and it is no longer with the seller? and to provide buyer information to the provider?
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Never buy from Kijiji specially. Because I bought almost 5 phones from Kijiji and 3 from 5 got blacklisted after few days. And when you try to contact the seller they will never give you a reply.
Specially [...] guy he is the regular scammer. He sells defective and stolen phones on Kijiji [...] He scammed many people on Kijiji because I checked many complaint about him on Kijiji later on. When I try to post about his scams on Kijiji. Kijiji administration removed my post within 10 minutes by saying that I cannot give advice anyone on Kijiji. So my recommendation is never ever visit Kijiji for cell phone purchasing. I also tried to report that scammer to Edmonton police but they are not interested to get those scammer even I have all the records oh his conversation with me via text and e-mails. That's why those scammer are doing this bravely. Even mobile companies would not Listen you. Even you have box of the phone and seller i.d. that's the stupid policy of cell phone provider companies. Anyone can easily cheat any company by purchasing cell phone insurance due to stupid policy.
I don't know if companies have policy to transfer the phone ownership from sellers to buyers. If they do we should buy the phone by meeting the seller at the shop from where the cell phone was purchased with necessary documents to get the ownership transferred on our name.
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no there is no transfer of ownership. Carrier don't care
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Gee wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 1:12 am
First post and he replies to a thread that is 3 years old
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