Are you buying a Used iPhone?
I was sipping a glass of wine earlier today, then I had a light bulb moment, and I wondered if people really did any research before buying used iPhones. Do we ever take a few minutes to do some research to know if an iPhone is blacklisted before buying it?
Sometimes we become too trusting when trying to buy a Used iPhone, I think it’s probably the excitement of using the “Almighty iPhone”, that gets us all too excited and forgetful.
After painstakingly raising funds to get our prized iPhone, we bypass the little details and various confusing questions begin to pop up.
At this stage its hard to return your recently purchased iPhone, and we begin to harass the seller with unwanted calls and sms.
Why am I bringing this up? It’s probably because I was once like the many intending Used iPhone users out there, I came across a cheap used iPhone and I leaped at the opportunity to own one, I forgot the nitty gritty of purchasing a product.
I purchased the iPhone and guess what? You probably know the answer to that, it was locked. I visited the best repair shops to get it unlocked, I ended up giving the expert instructions on the best methods to try, and still there was no simple solution to that problem.
I didn’t want my money to be wasted so I picked up a chair, opened my laptop and started searching the web for solutions to unlock my iPhone, I discovered a few, but they came with too many complications and I was nearly frustrated till I came across UnlockSpector… Wow! Weeks of visiting various repair shops and the solution was just some clicks away.
SIM-Lock, Network, Blacklist and iCloud iPhone Status Check
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So what did I have to do on UnlockSpector?
All I did was provide the IMEI number.
The IMEI number is the unique 15-digit serial number of your iPhone.
How do I find the IMEI number on my Used iPhone?
1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.
2. Open iTunes without connecting your iPhone
3. Through the SIM tray of your iPhone
4. Through your iPhone’s “About” screen (In “Settings”)
5. From the back of your iPhone
You can also check your IMEI number before buying used iPhones.
Before buying used iPhones, you should go straight to checking if its locked or blacklisted by getting you IMEI in the four steps below:
1. Going to Settings
2. Scrolling down to General
3. Tapping About
4. Voila! Get your IMEI
After visiting UnlockSpector, all they requested for, was my IMEI number. They performed an IMEI iPhone Check. I was given a detailed IMEI status report and I discovered my iPhone was blacklisted, hence, the reason why it was unfathomable even for the experts.
I soon discovered, that I could check if the iPhone I was purchasing was stolen, blacklisted, or locked.
The bottom line is; do not rush into something you will regret in the future; it only takes a couple of minutes to check the status of an iPhone to avoid getting scammed.
If you have an iPhone that you still can’t figure out why it’s locked, I can tell you this “don’t worry about a thing, everything is going to be alright and you can get your iPhone Unlocked.” Check your iPhone IMEI now.
So what are you waiting for amigo? Hurry up and check the status of your iPhone right away. So try and get value for your money by doing the necessary things required before purchasing a Used iPhone.