iPhone’s Blacklist Status is something that many iPhone users don’t get. In this article, I will show you everything about an iPhone’s Blacklist status, how an iPhone gets blacklisted, how you can unlock a blacklisted iPhone and if there is a way to ”unblacklist” an iPhone. No more iPhone’s Blacklist Status query for you!
Creation of iPhone’s Blacklist Status
It all started back in 2002 in Europe. Something had to be done with stolen phones and the general idea was to create a shared database, the Blacklist!
In 2004, GSMA increased the efficiency of tracking stolen phones in Europe. In 2013 Canada developed CWTA (Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association) Blacklist and the USA joined CTIA (Cellular Telephone Industries Association) Blacklist.
Now it is 2016 and every country has its own Blacklist and some of them even share their Blacklists
What is the iPhone’s Blacklist Status?
As you already understand the Blacklist is a large database, shared by all Carriers inside the country.
Every iPhone has a unique IMEI number. When an iPhone gets Blacklisted, the Mobile Network import the iPhone’s IMEI number inside the Blacklist!
All Mobile Networks inside a country share the same Blacklist. When an iPhone gets inside the Blacklist it can’t use any SIM card by any Carrier inside the country. Keep in mind that some countries share their Blacklists and this means that the iPhone can become blacklisted in more than one country at once! Of course, as long as your iPhone remains blacklisted, you won’t be able to use it anywhere in the world (not before you use a Factory Premium Unlock)
- When an iPhone get Blacklisted then the iPhone’s Blacklist Status is BLACKLISTED
- When an iPhone is not blacklisted then the iPhone’s Blacklist Status is CLEAN
When the iPhone’s Blacklist Status is CLEAN it doesn’t mean that the iPhone is also UNLOCKED. Be careful!
How an iPhone becomes Blacklisted?
There are 4 main reasons that can turn the iPhone’s Blacklist Status to Blacklisted from Clean
- When the original owner reports an iPhone as LOST or STOLEN to a Mobile Network. This iPhone enters the blacklist and can’t be used by any Carrier inside the country (and of course, in other countries if the blacklist is shared)
- When there are pending Contract Bills. We also say that this iPhone gets GRAYLISTED because when you unlock it with a Premium IMEI Unlock Service it can’t use SIM cards ONLY from the Mobile Network that money is owed!
- When the iPhone is involved in fraud activities. This iPhone also enters the blacklist and can’t be used by any Carrier inside the country or countries that share this blacklist
- When the iPhone’s IMEI number was replaced
When there was an Insurance Claim
There are some other extremely rare situations which can make an iPhone’s Blacklist Status become Blacklisted but there is no reason to dive into this!
How can someone unlock a Blacklisted iPhone?
A Premium IMEI Unlock Method can Network unlock a Blacklisted iPhone but this iPhone will not be able for usage inside the country (or countries) it was blacklisted at first place! (Unless it was blacklisted for pending contract bills)
The iPhone is SIM Unlocked but it is still Blacklisted in this country (or countries)!
How can someone unblacklist a Blacklisted iPhone?
The only way to remove the blacklist status of an iPhone is to make sure that the blacklisting reason no longer applies (which is impossible unless there are only contact bills left unpaid) or use an Unbar/Unblacklist iPhone Service. With this service you can unblacklist iPhones from the Wireless Networks above:
- USA: T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
- UK: Orange, EE, PCS Wireless, T-Mobile
Keep in mind that you have to get your Blacklist Removal Service before you use Factory Premium Unlock!
Unfortunately, if your iPhone was not blacklisted by one of these Mobile Networks (or for pending contract bills), you will never be able to use this iPhone inside the country it was Blacklisted. But you can always sell it to anywhere else in the world as fully Unlocked and get your money back.
How can someone check the iPhone’s Blacklist Status?
The iPhone’s Blacklist Status knowledge is necessary to use an Official IMEI Unlock Method
An iPhone IMEI Check Service will tell you the exact iPhone’s Blacklist Status and ALL other Locking and Hidden issues of the iPhone. Now you can avoid buying a blacklisted or locked iPhone and if the damage is done you will be 100% sure that the Factory Unlock Service will be successful and the iPhone Unlock Company won’t try to scam you to use a needless unlock service and pay more money for NO reason at all!
Summary of iPhone’s Blacklist Status
Now you really know all you need to comprehend the iPhone’s Blacklist Status! An IMEI Check will ensure that you won’t buy a blacklisted iPhone and if you already did it will show you all the necessary info to use a Premium IMEI Unlock Service without getting scammed ever again!
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