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  1. #1
    Jethro
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    wife had phone stolen 4 years ago (Philips Savvy, on Orange) in a pub.
    Last week she saw an "occassional regular" using said phone - (there
    was a distinguishing scratch still on it).

    Now as soon as my wife realised the phone was missing, she called
    Orange, who assured her it would be blocked and useless. The operator
    added the comment that if the phone should be found/recovered, then my
    wife would need to call customers services to arrange unblocking.

    If they were telling the truth, then how is the phone still working ?
    How easy is it to change the IMEI number on a savvy (I know it's
    illegal).



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  2. #2
    ChrisM
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    Re: Blocked phone, how easy to change IMEI ?

    In message
    681f238b-069f-496e-acc5-0ab4d5a7a27f...oglegroups.com,
    Jethro <jethro_uk@hotmail.com> Proclaimed from the tallest tower:

    > wife had phone stolen 4 years ago (Philips Savvy, on Orange) in a pub.
    > Last week she saw an "occassional regular" using said phone - (there
    > was a distinguishing scratch still on it).
    >
    > Now as soon as my wife realised the phone was missing, she called
    > Orange, who assured her it would be blocked and useless. The operator
    > added the comment that if the phone should be found/recovered, then my
    > wife would need to call customers services to arrange unblocking.
    >
    > If they were telling the truth, then how is the phone still working ?
    > How easy is it to change the IMEI number on a savvy (I know it's
    > illegal).


    Depends on the phone (Not sure about the Philips model you mention) I
    believe it can be pretty easy if you have the right equipment/software...

    --
    Regards,
    Chris.
    (Remove Elvis's shoes to email me)





  3. #3
    mustaphasiddique@aol.com
    Guest

    Re: Blocked phone, how easy to change IMEI ?

    On 19 Mar, 16:45, Jethro <jethro...@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > If they were telling the truth, then how is the phone still working ?
    > How easy is it to change the IMEI number on a savvy *(I know it's
    > illegal).


    Modern phones are extremely hard if not impossible to change IMEI
    on but savvy is an old dog and piece of piss to change.





  4. #4
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: Blocked phone, how easy to change IMEI ?

    In article <681f238b-069f-496e-acc5-
    0ab4d5a7a27f@c19g2000prf.googlegroups.com>, jethro_uk@hotmail.com
    says...
    > wife had phone stolen 4 years ago (Philips Savvy, on Orange) in a pub.
    > Last week she saw an "occassional regular" using said phone - (there
    > was a distinguishing scratch still on it).
    >
    > Now as soon as my wife realised the phone was missing, she called
    > Orange, who assured her it would be blocked and useless. The operator
    > added the comment that if the phone should be found/recovered, then my
    > wife would need to call customers services to arrange unblocking.
    >
    > If they were telling the truth, then how is the phone still working ?
    > How easy is it to change the IMEI number on a savvy (I know it's
    > illegal).


    I can't imagine anyone would bother. It's most likely a different phone
    with a similar scratch. If your wife reported it stolen it would be
    blacklisted.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  5. #5
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: Blocked phone, how easy to change IMEI ?

    In article <27386091-b2af-4e10-b789-
    73c747c5f24c@d4g2000prg.googlegroups.com>, mustaphasiddique@aol.com
    says...
    > On 19 Mar, 16:45, Jethro <jethro...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > If they were telling the truth, then how is the phone still working ?
    > > How easy is it to change the IMEI number on a savvy *(I know it's
    > > illegal).

    >
    > Modern phones are extremely hard if not impossible to change IMEI
    > on but savvy is an old dog and piece of piss to change.


    But it would be cheaper and less hassle to buy a brand new phone than it
    would to spend money and time and risk 5 years to change the IMEI of a
    10-year old savvy.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  6. #6
    Bob Robertson
    Guest

    Re: Blocked phone, how easy to change IMEI ?

    On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:31:50 +0000, Jon wrote:

    > In article <27386091-b2af-4e10-b789-
    > 73c747c5f24c@d4g2000prg.googlegroups.com>, mustaphasiddique@aol.com
    > says...
    >> On 19 Mar, 16:45, Jethro <jethro...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > If they were telling the truth, then how is the phone still working ?
    >> > How easy is it to change the IMEI number on a savvy Â*(I know it's
    >> > illegal).

    >>
    >> Modern phones are extremely hard if not impossible to change IMEI
    >> on but savvy is an old dog and piece of piss to change.

    >
    > But it would be cheaper and less hassle to buy a brand new phone than it
    > would to spend money and time and risk 5 years to change the IMEI of a
    > 10-year old savvy.


    Many places offer £5 phones or a free phone if you buy £10 credit. There
    should be no need to mug people at these prices.



  7. #7
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Blocked phone, how easy to change IMEI ?



    "Bob Robertson" <bob@192.186.0.4> wrote in message
    news%fEj.5327$oJ5.630@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net

    [snip]

    : Many places offer £5 phones or a free phone if you buy
    : £10 credit. There should be no need to mug people at
    : these prices.

    You fail to understand the criminal mentality. It's not a question of
    cost - they just *like* mugging people.


    Ivor




  8. #8
    Steve Terry
    Guest

    Re: Blocked phone, how easy to change IMEI ?

    "Jon" <spam@jonparker.plus.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.224b9529788899a989732@nntp.aioe.org...
    > In article <681f238b-069f-496e-acc5-
    > 0ab4d5a7a27f@c19g2000prf.googlegroups.com>, jethro_uk@hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> wife had phone stolen 4 years ago (Philips Savvy, on Orange) in a pub.
    >> Last week she saw an "occassional regular" using said phone - (there
    >> was a distinguishing scratch still on it).
    >>
    >> Now as soon as my wife realised the phone was missing, she called
    >> Orange, who assured her it would be blocked and useless. The operator
    >> added the comment that if the phone should be found/recovered, then my
    >> wife would need to call customers services to arrange unblocking.
    >>
    >> If they were telling the truth, then how is the phone still working ?
    >> How easy is it to change the IMEI number on a savvy (I know it's
    >> illegal).

    >
    > I can't imagine anyone would bother. It's most likely a different phone
    > with a similar scratch. If your wife reported it stolen it would be
    > blacklisted.
    > Regards
    > Jon
    >

    But someone 4 years ago could have changed the IMEI on it,
    or back then Orange wouldn't have reported it to the Dublin database,
    and when unlocked could still be used on T Mobile or one of it's virtuals
    like Virgin

    Anyone still using an old Savvy is a very sad person indeed,
    they were rubbish when they came out 10 years ago.

    Steve Terry





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