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Old August 25th 03, 12:51 PM
Paul
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Myself and a mate bought a nokia phone on the cheap, inserted our sim cards
and hey presto they worked fine. About an hour later the phones stoped
working, it seems that the phones have been blocked by the phone network.
What if anything can i do to get my phone working. Is there any software i
can use to sort this out?

Thanks
Paul


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Old August 25th 03, 01:40 PM
Andy H
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sounds like the guy you bought it off reported it stolen (probably so he
could claim on his insurance) The networks then blocked it....your flucked
basically

unless you know the guy, unlikely, and you can 'sort him out' for a
refund
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Old August 26th 03, 11:31 AM
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If the IMEIs are blacklisted, is there a way to change these numbers?



"Group Special Mobile" wrote in message
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:51:56 +0100, "Paul"
wrote:

Myself and a mate bought a nokia phone on the cheap, inserted our sim

cards
and hey presto they worked fine. About an hour later the phones stoped
working, it seems that the phones have been blocked by the phone network.
What if anything can i do to get my phone working. Is there any software

i
can use to sort this out?


If you bought them "on the cheap" perhaps they were stolen phones. If
that's the case the network may have those phones' IMEIs blacklisted.
If that's the case they probably won't register on any network that
shares blacklists.

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Old August 26th 03, 01:46 PM
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:31:00 +0100, "Paul"
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If the IMEIs are blacklisted, is there a way to change these numbers?




If you want to end up in jail, yes.
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Old August 26th 03, 04:08 PM
Ivor Jones
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"Paul" wrote in message
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"eggster2k" wrote in message
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:31:00 +0100, "Paul"
wrote:

If the IMEIs are blacklisted, is there a way to change these numbers?




If you want to end up in jail, yes.


So it can be done? How would i be caught? If the IMEIs are changed how
would they know the whereabouts of the phone?

Im more curious than anything else.


[Top posting corrected]

You really expect anyone here to tell you how to break the law..? Even if
someone was willing to, which I for one am not, I'd be a fool to do so in
a public forum, now wouldn't I..?!

If you're curious as to what will happen when you break the law, try
breaking one in front of a policeman and he'll soon show you..!

Ivor


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Old August 26th 03, 05:25 PM
Paul
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What i should have wrote 'Angels need not reply'

If you go into a shop with a shotgun and demand the money the shopkeeper
will not hesitate to hand over the money. Now should i be waiting for a
knock on my door?

Lighten up.

"Ivor Jones" wrote in message
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"Paul" wrote in message
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"eggster2k" wrote in message
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:31:00 +0100, "Paul"
wrote:

If the IMEIs are blacklisted, is there a way to change these numbers?




If you want to end up in jail, yes.


So it can be done? How would i be caught? If the IMEIs are changed how
would they know the whereabouts of the phone?

Im more curious than anything else.


[Top posting corrected]

You really expect anyone here to tell you how to break the law..? Even if
someone was willing to, which I for one am not, I'd be a fool to do so in
a public forum, now wouldn't I..?!

If you're curious as to what will happen when you break the law, try
breaking one in front of a policeman and he'll soon show you..!

Ivor




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Old August 26th 03, 05:36 PM
Ivor Jones
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And another top poster hits the killfile.....

Ivor


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Old August 26th 03, 08:16 PM
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You need to change the imei number, only a service centre, or unscrupulous
unlocker like the type found on markets would do such a thing. however like
has been said before it carries a hefty prison sentance. And as far as
getting caught do you know every imei combination given to every phone
sold...........? nope........ so its a fair bet that you will end up
sharing someone elses and when phones register with the network how much
information is sent??? and then its simply triangulation so to round this up
its probably easier to give the guy who sold em to u a good kicking.

ps. what does it matter whether u post on top, bottom or in the middle, i
really dont understand this pedantic need to whinge.


"Ivor Jones" wrote in message
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And another top poster hits the killfile.....

Ivor




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Old August 27th 03, 01:07 PM
Paul
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Thank's Ray, nice to get an answer without some other ****wit moaning.
Jesus some people have the world on their shoulders.




"ray" wrote in message
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You need to change the imei number, only a service centre, or unscrupulous
unlocker like the type found on markets would do such a thing. however

like
has been said before it carries a hefty prison sentance. And as far as
getting caught do you know every imei combination given to every phone
sold...........? nope........ so its a fair bet that you will end up
sharing someone elses and when phones register with the network how much
information is sent??? and then its simply triangulation so to round this

up
its probably easier to give the guy who sold em to u a good kicking.

ps. what does it matter whether u post on top, bottom or in the middle, i
really dont understand this pedantic need to whinge.


"Ivor Jones" wrote in message
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And another top poster hits the killfile.....

Ivor






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Old August 28th 03, 01:59 AM
Richard Colton
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"Jure Cotic" wrote in message
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"Ivor Jones" wrote in message

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And another top poster hits the killfile.....

Ivor


you just have to reflash the phone with a new imei,
you can't get caught for doing that


Bull! That may be true in your neck of the woods, but here in the UK,
people are being prosecuted on a regular basis for doing just that. If
convicted, they face an unlimited fine and five years in prison.

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