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iPhone X with Bell suddenly blacklisted

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iPhone X with Bell suddenly blacklisted

Bought an iPhone X from some guy who took the bus to get to where I lived. It was a good deal but no box and no receipt.
It was not blacklisted at the time (2 weeks ago). Today, BAM its blacklisted. I am reaching out to Bell for assistance.

I have proof of purchase as I EMTed for the transaction

Any suggestions are appreciated
The guy's phone is no longer in service
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Not much you can do other than contacting Bell since you are not the original purchaser of the iPhone.

The seller may have obtained the phone through fraudulent means.

Did you check the National IMEI blacklist?

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where is the link to check if it is blacklisted in the US?
It is blacklisted in Canada currently
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Means the iPhone is not usable in North America.

The seller was a bell customer or you were using it on Bell when it was blacklisted?
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Did Rogers say it was Bell that blacklisted the phone?
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Lesson learned.

This system needs to be blacklisted. It's a win-win for carriers, corporate greed.
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Sorry to hear OP. Hope you can somehow find another use or use it on a different carrier.
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Hanif wrote:
Aug 5th, 2018 9:52 am
Rogers did not tell me anything
Game over man. List it on eBay as a blacklisted phone and go buy yourself a new phone (from a store).
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Hanif wrote:
Aug 5th, 2018 9:52 am
Rogers did not tell me anything
How did you find out it was Bell that blacklisted the phone?

Could the owner claim to have received the phone from Bell but it was actually from another carrier, even a USA carrier?

Could the owner have reported the phone as lost or stolen and then claimed an insurance replacement?

Was the phone new when you bought it?

Did you verify the warranty using the IMEI?

I know these questions may be moot at this point but it may help you get it removed from the blacklist. No need to post your answers here. If it cannot be removed, it may be best to sell it for parts or for use overseas. Hopefully, you did not pay too much for the phone.

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