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Grumpy_Old_Duffer
Old 25-08-2010, 9:10 PM
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Default Free Online IMEI Checker

Found 2 websites :-

http://www.numberingplans.com/?page=analysis&sub=imeinr
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https://prod.eie.net.au/portal/templ...IInquiryAction

The first one seems to give some 'viable' information whereas the 2nd one I have my doubts about.

I want to check IMEI number of a phone, particularly if I buy it off eBay. Does anyone have any thoughts/opinions on the above sites, or can advise of another free online IMEI checker?
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Old 26-08-2010, 11:06 AM
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I always use CheckMend, I know it costs 1.99 (if you order in bulk you can save a little bit) but I wouldn't trust anyone else
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Old 26-08-2010, 12:40 PM
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The problem with buying on Ebay is the owner can still report the phone lost/stolen after the sale so any IMEI check will show it as clear when you look.

I get 1 or 2 calls a week from people that have bought on the 'bay and then days/weeks later find the phone get blacklisted. . .
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Old 25-11-2011, 9:33 PM
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i just thought id do some research as i have bought a 300 phone from ebay as an unwanted upgrade.the seller said he would send me a copy of the original delivery note from orange but he wanted to keep the imei number for fraud prevention.i asked to have the original and let him keep a copy.he agreed.why would he need a copy of the imei if the phone was now mine? he made it sound that he was in danger of me doing something wrong to him.what could i do?
i also heard that the phone could be blocked if he doesnt keep paying his contract.why would he need to continue paying if dosent have the phone anymore? i cant guarantee he will continue paying can i?
im concerned now that i have made a mistake.he has not posted it yet,im thinking of trying for a refund (if possible).dont know what to do.
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Old 25-11-2011, 10:11 PM
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i just thought id do some research as i have bought a 300 phone from ebay as an unwanted upgrade.the seller said he would send me a copy of the original delivery note from orange but he wanted to keep the imei number for fraud prevention.i asked to have the original and let him keep a copy.he agreed.why would he need a copy of the imei if the phone was now mine? he made it sound that he was in danger of me doing something wrong to him.what could i do?
i also heard that the phone could be blocked if he doesnt keep paying his contract.why would he need to continue paying if dosent have the phone anymore? i cant guarantee he will continue paying can i?
im concerned now that i have made a mistake.he has not posted it yet,im thinking of trying for a refund (if possible).dont know what to do.
help x
I started keeping a record of IMEI's of phones i sold. It came in handy when someone could not get the free internet working (i rang t-mobile and got it sorted and they needed the IMEI). Also - if they made a chargeback or paypal claim - i would know if the right one was returned, or i could report it as stolen if not returned.

He has probably told you he keeps a record - to put YOU off trying it on. Its quite nerve wrecking for a SELLER with items of this value. There are so many ways for buyers to try it on.

As for him paying contract - if he does not pay they can take him to court for the money. He will just continue to use the sim card in his old phone. Some people dont want the fancy phone, and are happy to use the old one - that includes me.

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