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José Alberto Lizana

How do you know if an iPhone is blacklisted?
How do you know if an iPhone is blacklisted?

Posted on February 15, 2017 – 08:51

Second-hand iPhone sales are on the rise at this time of year, when we have a lot of regard for our personal economy. But, we all have the fear that the iPhone that is being sold to us will not work because it is on the “black list”, that is, it is reported and we cannot use it. In this article we tell you how to find out if this second-hand iPhone is blacklisted or not.

What is the “blacklist”?

On certain occasions, when we acquire an iPhone, it cannot be used because we find it reported, and we may come to think that it is inoperative for use, and nothing could be further from the truth.

The vast majority of users believe that this blocking is due to something internal to the terminal itself or is related to iCloud, blocking the IMEI. This is not true. The reality is that the device itself, does not suffer any change internally since the blocking is produced in the database of the company of this terminal.

When you try to make a call with a terminal that suffers this report, it will go through the phone company’s servers to later connect with the recipient. If this iPhone you are trying to call is reported, the phone company’s database will detect your IMEI and see that it is blacklisted and will not connect your call.

What are the causes of being blacklisted? The main cause is non-payment by users. This means that an agreement can always be reached with the telephone company to have the IMEI removed from the blacklist. Also if at some point you reported to the operator for theft or loss, but you are lucky enough to get it back, you can remove it from the list.

How do I know if my iPhone is blacklisted?

If you are purchasing a device, and want to check if the IMEI is reported, you can follow the next clue.

The first, that coverage appears as “NO SERVICE”, and this occurs because the iPhone takes the signal from the company’s turret, but this will not allow any type of telephone service for the reasons we have discussed above. The second reason is precisely the one mentioned, sometimes it will take a signal but it will not be able to make or receive calls.

This is the main clue we have in Mexico, one of the countries where there is more buying and selling of iPhone, and that can suffer this problem of finding a terminal in the blacklist more often. Thefts are increasing and technological devices are the first to fall.

LiberaiPhoneIMEI makes you the management

To check 100% if the terminal you want to buy is on the black list or not, we share a great option as it is LiberaiPhoneIMEI. This company operates in many countries like Spain or Mexico, will check in a personalized way the data you provide about the terminal to be analyzed.

This company will review the blacklist of telephone companies, and will provide you with the possibility of removing the report by reaching an agreement with the company itself, if there is no crime related to that terminal.

Check if an iPhone is blacklisted here.

The prices of this one, in my opinion, are very reasonable and economical, although they always vary depending on the agreement with the company, and the type of management that can be done. The service is first class because the attention is very good, some time ago I used it for the release of an iPhone because in Mexico it was not yet accepted to use different chips to be able to use several operators, which has already changed. It should be noted that the service you request is very fast and effective, so there is no doubt about its quality.

Here is the video that was made on our YouTube channel, about this issue.


Have you had any problems with your operator because your iPhone is blacklisted? Share your experiences according to your country of origin in the comment box.

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