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    Vancouver buying a used iphone locked to Rogers

    Hello All,
    The used market seems to have changed for the worse since I frequently bought and sold phones on craigslist 8 years ago with aftersale blacklisting and such.

    I would like to pick up a used iPhone 5S and I am wondering how to be as safe as possible. I am currently a Rogers customer and I was thinking of only buying a used phone that was originally bought from Rogers. If the seller and I complete the transaction at a Rogers store can I get it registered to my account right away? Would that reduce the chance of after sale blacklisting? what else should I do (specifically pertaining to an iPhone)?

    Thanks,
    simon
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    When you are buying, just put the SIM card in the phone and see if it connects on Rogers network. Also, sign in to your iCloud account as well as there have been instances of iPhones working on the network but being iCloud locked on a different persons account. Also, just make a test call to check if everything works okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukeiphone View Post
    When you are buying, just put the SIM card in the phone and see if it connects on Rogers network. Also, sign in to your iCloud account as well as there have been instances of iPhones working on the network but being iCloud locked on a different persons account. Also, just make a test call to check if everything works okay.
    I just bought a used iPhone and did the same. Check sim lock, check iCloud, and check I can make calls
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    Use this site to check the activation lock (the iCloud lock):

    https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/

    And if your SIM works and without error then the phone isn't blacklisted from the carrier.

    Both checks out, your gold

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    To add to this, blacklisting can be done well after the sale, which adds a bit of a risk even if everything seems fine at the time of purchase.

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    You can't tell anything with that accept the fact the telephone isn't blacklisted right now.
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    blacklisting

    I suppose you can rely on feedback levels
    or drivers license or license plate.

    Quote Originally Posted by ijcy View Post
    You can't tell anything with that accept the fact the telephone isn't blacklisted right now.

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