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  1. #1
    John Wildman
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    I purchased a Nokia 6100 phone from Ebay as an xmas present. The phone was
    advertised as 'new' and 'unblocked'. However on receipt I've now realised
    that both were false claims. By a process of elimination I've found out
    that the phone was reported stolen and has been barred from use on any
    network.

    A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through the
    complaints process with Ebay.

    Could anyone please tell me if the phone should be simply thrown in the bin,
    or is there a way it can be un-barred so I could use it?






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  2. #2
    ALi
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred

    i dont think there is much u can do.



    "John Wildman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:P%[email protected]
    >I purchased a Nokia 6100 phone from Ebay as an xmas present. The phone was
    >advertised as 'new' and 'unblocked'. However on receipt I've now realised
    >that both were false claims. By a process of elimination I've found out
    >that the phone was reported stolen and has been barred from use on any
    >network.
    >
    > A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through the
    > complaints process with Ebay.
    >
    > Could anyone please tell me if the phone should be simply thrown in the
    > bin, or is there a way it can be un-barred so I could use it?
    >
    >
    >






  3. #3
    John Phillips
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred



    On Sat, 01 Jan 2005, at 20:47:43 [GMT GMT] (07:47:43 Sunday, 2 January 2005
    where I live) "John Wildman" wrote:

    > A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through the
    > complaints process with Ebay.


    Name of seller?

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  4. #4
    SEAL_FK
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred

    John Wildman wrote:
    > I purchased a Nokia 6100 phone from Ebay as an xmas present. The phone was
    > advertised as 'new' and 'unblocked'. However on receipt I've now realised
    > that both were false claims. By a process of elimination I've found out
    > that the phone was reported stolen and has been barred from use on any
    > network.
    >
    > A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through the
    > complaints process with Ebay.
    >
    > Could anyone please tell me if the phone should be simply thrown in the bin,
    > or is there a way it can be un-barred so I could use it?
    >
    >
    >

    Just unlock phone and use it!

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  5. #5
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Phone Barred


    "SEAL_FK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > John Wildman wrote:
    >> I purchased a Nokia 6100 phone from Ebay as an xmas present. The phone
    >> was advertised as 'new' and 'unblocked'. However on receipt I've now
    >> realised that both were false claims. By a process of elimination I've
    >> found out that the phone was reported stolen and has been barred from use
    >> on any network.
    >>
    >> A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through the
    >> complaints process with Ebay.
    >>
    >> Could anyone please tell me if the phone should be simply thrown in the
    >> bin, or is there a way it can be un-barred so I could use it?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Just unlock phone and use it!


    And how is unlocking it going to help when the phone is barred? It's still
    not going to work.

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  6. #6
    kraftee
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    Re: Phone Barred

    Richard Colton wrote:
    > "SEAL_FK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> John Wildman wrote:
    >>> I purchased a Nokia 6100 phone from Ebay as an xmas present. The
    >>> phone was advertised as 'new' and 'unblocked'. However on receipt
    >>> I've now realised that both were false claims. By a process of
    >>> elimination I've found out that the phone was reported stolen and
    >>> has been barred from use on any network.
    >>>
    >>> A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through
    >>> the complaints process with Ebay.
    >>>
    >>> Could anyone please tell me if the phone should be simply thrown in
    >>> the bin, or is there a way it can be un-barred so I could use it?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Just unlock phone and use it!

    >
    > And how is unlocking it going to help when the phone is barred? It's
    > still not going to work.


    There is software out there which can both unlock the phone & change it's
    IMEI number, but lets not go there as it's not strictly legal....





  7. #7
    BJ
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred

    I believe there are ways to change the ime number of the phone although this
    is illegal so I cold not recommend it





  8. #8
    Chris P Bacon
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred

    On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 20:47:43 GMT, "John Wildman"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I purchased a Nokia 6100 phone from Ebay as an xmas present. The phone was
    >advertised as 'new' and 'unblocked'. However on receipt I've now realised
    >that both were false claims. By a process of elimination I've found out
    >that the phone was reported stolen and has been barred from use on any
    >network.
    >
    >A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through the
    >complaints process with Ebay.
    >
    >Could anyone please tell me if the phone should be simply thrown in the bin,
    >or is there a way it can be un-barred so I could use it?
    >
    >

    The best alternative would be to put it on eBay as blocked in the UK
    quoting the previous auction you bought it on and the seller and you
    may get a buyer wanting to use it abroud. The 6100 is still quite a
    good phone so you could get a fair bit compared to just binning it.


    Chris P Bacon



  9. #9
    >-©LuVbuG©-
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred

    "John Wildman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:P%[email protected]
    >I purchased a Nokia 6100 phone from Ebay as an xmas present. The phone was
    >advertised as 'new' and 'unblocked'. However on receipt I've now realised
    >that both were false claims. By a process of elimination I've found out
    >that the phone was reported stolen and has been barred from use on any
    >network.
    >
    > A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through the
    > complaints process with Ebay.
    >
    > Could anyone please tell me if the phone should be simply thrown in the
    > bin, or is there a way it can be un-barred so I could use it?
    >
    >


    There is no way to get it *legitimately* unbarred as you wouldn't be able to
    provide the necessary security information to the network which barred the
    IMEI in the first place.

    The other replies show alternatives, but I can't be seen to promote this
    behavior.

    Hope this helps.

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  10. #10
    John Wildman
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred

    Ebay ID - sheilamac57

    Paypal -
    Sheila Cunningham (The recipient of this payment is Non-US -
    Unverified)
    Seller's ID:
    sheilamac57
    Seller's Email:
    [email protected]

    "John Phillips" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > On Sat, 01 Jan 2005, at 20:47:43 [GMT GMT] (07:47:43 Sunday, 2 January
    > 2005
    > where I live) "John Wildman" wrote:
    >
    >> A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through the
    >> complaints process with Ebay.

    >
    > Name of seller?
    >
    > --
    > I wish life had a scroll-back buffer.
    >






  11. #11
    John Phillips
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred



    On Sun, 02 Jan 2005, at 16:37:34 [GMT GMT] (03:37:34 Monday, 3 January 2005
    where I live) "John Wildman" wrote:

    > Paypal -
    > Sheila Cunningham (The recipient of this payment is Non-US -
    > Unverified)


    Not in Australia by any chance?

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  12. #12
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred


    "kraftee" <[email protected]& die.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Richard Colton wrote:
    >> "SEAL_FK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> John Wildman wrote:
    >>>> I purchased a Nokia 6100 phone from Ebay as an xmas present. The
    >>>> phone was advertised as 'new' and 'unblocked'. However on receipt
    >>>> I've now realised that both were false claims. By a process of
    >>>> elimination I've found out that the phone was reported stolen and
    >>>> has been barred from use on any network.
    >>>>
    >>>> A expected the seller has gone AWOL, and as such I'm going through
    >>>> the complaints process with Ebay.
    >>>>
    >>>> Could anyone please tell me if the phone should be simply thrown in
    >>>> the bin, or is there a way it can be un-barred so I could use it?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Just unlock phone and use it!

    >>
    >> And how is unlocking it going to help when the phone is barred? It's
    >> still not going to work.

    >
    > There is software out there which can both unlock the phone & change it's
    > IMEI number,


    Not on a DCT4 Nokia there isn't.

    > but lets not go there as it's not strictly legal....


    And there we're in complete agreement. ;-)

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    >>> www.thephonelocker.co.uk <<<
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  13. #13
    John Wildman
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred

    Newcastle apparently

    "John Phillips" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 02 Jan 2005, at 16:37:34 [GMT GMT] (03:37:34 Monday, 3 January
    > 2005
    > where I live) "John Wildman" wrote:
    >
    >> Paypal -
    >> Sheila Cunningham (The recipient of this payment is Non-US -
    >> Unverified)

    >
    > Not in Australia by any chance?
    >
    > --
    > Don't play with your food, especially after you've already eaten it.
    >






  14. #14
    John Phillips
    Guest

    Re: Phone Barred



    On Sun, 02 Jan 2005, at 18:43:14 [GMT GMT] (05:43:14 Monday, 3 January 2005
    where I live) "John Wildman" wrote:

    > Newcastle apparently



    UK or Newcastle, Australia?

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