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Use of a blacklisted phone

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  • Feb 26th, 2017 6:05 am
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Use of a blacklisted phone

In the unfortunate event that people have been scammed after having paid for an expensive phone which subsequently got blacklisted, these are my suggestions:
1. A blacklisted phone cannot make use of the SIM slot of your phone. With Wifi around, Textme can provide you with a local Canadian # (in my case a 647 #)
2. Texting (incoming and outgoing) is free. That part it excels.
3. Calling out (for Textme) is around 2 cents/min. Incoming call is free. Call quality is at par with Hangout Dialer. Call quality wise, I think Skype happens to be the best. But it charges for outgoing/incoming call and it can only allocate a US# at a monthly cost. Skype sms also costs extra too (unlike Textme)
Nowadays, getting a cheap phone/tablet with a good data plan (e.g. 3 Gb $15 a month for Fido plan) is easy. With that, one can easily generate a wifi hot spot wherever wifi is not around.
Overall it is workable even though it is not the best scenario. At least the victims of those Kijiji /Craiglist victim can make good use of their valued phone which otherwise would have been an expensive paper weight.
Daniel

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Also Canadian blacklist info not shared worldwide. Can sell phone on eBay for use abroad.
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I took at BLACKLISTED Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Cuba in 2015 and sold it there.

I actually reported that phone lost and got a brand new S4 from Asurion when I had the Rogers Device Protection.

Nothing wrong with that.

Blacklisted phones DO NOT work in North America but works everywhere else.
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ji2o0k wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 4:39 pm
how about IMEI swap?


Seems like a gray area before peeps jump in saying it is "illegal".....
This is a great option rather than keeping a paperweight. Found a guy in Vancouver who did it for my buddy when he got ripped off buying a craigslist S6 a year ago. Cost was $60 and everything worked as normal.
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JunkyardDog wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 9:55 pm
This is a great option rather than keeping a paperweight. Found a guy in Vancouver who did it for my buddy when he got ripped off buying a craigslist S6 a year ago. Cost was $60 and everything worked as normal.
I doubt that works for an iphone. The legit workaround I mentioned above works for iphone though.
Changing imei# by software won't last if I am correct
Daniel

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you are incorrect

danieltoronto wrote:
Feb 4th, 2017 5:24 pm
Changing imei# by software won't last if I am correct
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Gee wrote:
Feb 6th, 2017 3:36 am
Sounds like you stole money from the insurance company with a fraudulent claim

You get money to cover off your expenses on your trip ...

Somebody gets a phone and they won't go to the USA or Canada.

Win-Win for both.
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sprung wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2017 5:45 am
Also Canadian blacklist info not shared worldwide. Can sell phone on eBay for use abroad.
Does this mean that you can import phones that were blacklisted elsewhere?
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The blacklist is North American only.
jmomccxx wrote:
Feb 6th, 2017 2:39 pm
Does this mean that you can import phones that were blacklisted elsewhere?
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Gee wrote:
Feb 6th, 2017 3:36 am
Sounds like you stole money from the insurance company with a fraudulent claim
Insurance companies rape us every single day! More people should do that!
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Crowny10 wrote:
Feb 9th, 2017 4:23 pm
Insurance companies rape us every single day! More people should do that!
That's no justification for you to commit fraud.

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