The majority of the iPhone users buy locked iPhones, because they come with a better price and with a two year contract (Most of those contracts are very beneficial to them). One more thing that you need to consider is that Apple releases every year a new iPhone model, and many people are trying to replace their “old” ones, with the new models.

Nothing is wrong with that, but how you can be 100% sure that all the iPhone offers you can find to online stores are locked (and to which mobile network) or unlocked? By doing an IMEI Lock Check prior of the purchase you can avoid getting scammed, but let me get into more details.

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Let me give you an example, so you can understand why the IMEI Lock Check is a very important thing to do.

Many online stores, like eBay, Craigslist and Amazon, allow millions of people to advertise and sell their products, including thousands of iPhones. Evaluating the iPhone you are about to buy is very tricky and difficult, because you need to check not only its physical appearance, but its capability to work to all networks!

What are the dangers from an online purchase – IMEI Lock Check

The first thing you need to know is that in order to unlock a locked iPhone, you will have to pay extra money for it. The price depends on the Mobile Network you want to unlock.

First Danger:

The seller might inform you that the iPhone is locked on a specific mobile network. If you try to unlock this mobile network and the seller tricked you, you will lose the money you paid to the IMEI Unlock provider and will not get a refund. With an IMEI Lock Check you will be able to see if the iPhone is locked and to which network, which will help you to avoid losing your money.

Second Danger:

The seller will assure you that this iPhone is unlocked, and will also tempt you with a low price. After buying you might find that it is actually locked into a mobile network which requires $200 to get unlocked! By doing an IMEI Lock Check, you will be able to find that this seller is trying to scam you, and you can cancel the purchasing procedure.

How to order an IMEI Lock Check?

Only two information will be required from you and they are very easy to find:

  1. The iPhone’s IMEI number you want to check
  2. Your e-mail, so we can send you a complete IMEI Lock Check report

We integrated PayPal to our ordering form, so you can request a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with our IMEI Lock Check Service.

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IMEI Index iPhone Network Lock Blacklist Status Checker

Straight from Apple’s GSX Database:

The following information are available to our customers by ordering a Full IMEI Check Report:

IMEI iPhone Check

General Information:

IMEI Number: 013428009xxxxx8
Serial Number: C38KXXXXXX19
iPhone: iPhone 5 16GB Black
Phone Age: 2 Years, 1 Month, 26 Days
Model Number: A1428
Production Week: 17
Factory: C3/CHINA (Possible Refurnished)

Network Check:

Lock Carrier: T-Mobile US
Activation Policy: US T-Mobile Locked Activation Policy
Network: GSM
Activation Status: Yes – Activated

Blacklist Check:

Blacklist Status: BLACKLISTED
Blacklist Reason: Reported LOST/STOLEN
Blacklisted By: T-Mobile US
Blacklist Country: UNITED STATES, CANADA
“Find My iPhone” Status: OFF
The Blacklist Status of that iPhone can be by-pass with the WorldWide iPhone Unlocking Method. It supports all iPhone models, all Mobile Networks and both CLEAN/Blacklisted IMEI Numbers.

Warranty Check:

Warranty Status: Expired
Phone Support: Expired
AppleCare Protection: No
Service Coverage: Expired
Purchase Date: 06/21/2013
Purchased Country: UNITED STATES
Replacement Check: No Replacements
Active IMEI/Serial: 013428009xxxxx8 – C38KXXXXXX19