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    Cannot Unlock Refurb iPhone 4 Because it Was Reported Lost or Stolen

    I recently purchased a refurbished iPhone 4 from G...S... - a nationwide store that sells games.

    I asked a friend to obtain the unlock code for the phone from AT&T.

    AT&T wrote back that the phone was reported lost or stolen.

    My surprise is that I used the phone to activate a Straight Talk microsim and I have been enjoying AT&T service on the phone without any problems.

    Anyway, I am about to return the phone.

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    Yes you will be able to use it on straight talk since its running of at&t network. Initially the service reads at&t then switches over to HOME. You could unlock via 3rd party say ebay for $5

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    Quote Originally Posted by osugsxr View Post
    Yes you will be able to use it on straight talk since its running of at&t network. Initially the service reads at&t then switches over to HOME. You could unlock via 3rd party say ebay for $5
    this might be your best route

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooter55 View Post
    this might be your best route
    If its reported lost or stolen, wouldn't it stop working sometime soon. Even if its unlock, everytime the phone is used, the IMEI is being transmitted to the server.

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    Return it. You paid good money, so don't settle for a blacklisted phone even if it works with ST. It will also be blacklisted on ST once the national database gets going within the next year anyway.


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