3792 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2010 6:52 AM by esikala
Unfortunately, you have found the one real drawback to the blocking of IMEI numbers that can be done in the UK. We cannot do that here in the US, so if someone sells a phone, they cannot contact the carrier and have the IMEI blocked if someone fails to pay or they just decide to do it.
Why would the person that sold you the phone report it as stolen so the IMEI be blocked? I trust you paid them, or is this some scheme that is done in the UK to cheat people out of their merchandise once it is sold by a private party. Do you have any paperwork that shows that you purchased the phone, the cost and from whom you purchased it? Unfortunately, buying iPhones from other than the authorized resellers can be a crapshoot, and sometimes you can be burned. See if you can make contact with the original seller and get this resolved.
My bad luck, i dont have the cheater number or email address. I lost those information.
Iam going to ask orange tomorow about any other alternatives to identify that stupid.
will i get justice, if i complain to police department?
If it works after jail break is also fine for me, can anyone please let me knwo the alternate solution, iam totally screwed!!
i lost my hard earned money!
I'm not sure what the police can do for you, but you are well within your rights to talk to them. However, without any documentation about your purchase, it is going to be difficult, since you are in possession of property that is reported stolen/lost. Do you have a credit card receipt, a cancelled check, Paypal transaction, Western Union receipt? Something that shows you paid a particular individual?
As far as jailbreaking is concerned, since that is not supported by Apple and voids your warranty, and violates the TOU for this forum, we cannot discuss any of those details.
Today I raised a request with apple saying that iam not getting signal from my phone. They said that they may replace the product. Still i didnt got confirmation.
The thing is, when i bought this phone, it was boxed. I opened it and registered online in itunes with my simcard and my details. I hope, as per apple, iam the owner of the mobile.
I have a doubt that, because of the carrier issue, apple dont return it back to me if i send for repair. Will update the team..
Hope god is my side!!