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    Unlocked phone incompatible on every network

    Hello,

    I recently purchased a refurbished, unlocked iPhone 7. I wanted to put in on total wireless, but when I tried to activate it I was told my IMEI was incompatible with the network. I checked with every carrier and they all told me the IMEI was incompatible, so I checked IMEI.info to see if the phone was locked or blacklisted. The report shows that it isn't, which was the limit for me. Does anyone know why else it may be incompatible? The seller has offered to take it back, but I got a great deal on it and would much prefer to keep it.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

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    Strange.....

    The IMEI isn't required/requested to authorize a GSM = AT&T carrier

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    I think it is strange too, haha. Today we borrowed an Iphone 7 thats already activated on TW's network. We tried moving the SIM card into the phone, but it didn't work. The Iphone recognized it was on Verizon's network, but had no service and couldn't make/receive calls.

    I just can't imagine what the issue may be. It is behaving like it is locked, but it isn't.

    Has anyone else dealt with something like this before?

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