Replacing lost phone through insurance

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by Sicklyboy, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

    Global Moderator
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
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    So, just a quick question - if a cell phone gets lost and you claim it through the insurance you have taken out on it, I assume the IMEI gets blacklisted with the carrier so it can no longer be used, right?
  2. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    depends on carrier in the us
    I know both verizion and at&t will not reactivate reported stolen phones
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  3. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Sep 24, 2008
    Off-Topic: I remember back in 2011, when I used to be with T-mobile. My G1 had battery issues, so what happened was that I've called T-mobile to replace my G1. They didn't have any in stock because it has been blacklisted back in 2010. So I had to settle for a much middle-range smartphone known as the T-mobile comet. The thing is they made me pay $40 for the phone with includes the insurance from my contract. So they will charge you if you're going replace the phone that's middle range and higher.

    On-Topic: Yes, if they phone gets blacklisted then the carriers won't support it anymore.
  4. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Same with Sprint.

    Your only choice if that happens and you find the phone again is flash it to another carrier (which is illegal, in most cases), or just sell it as a "bad ESN, flashable phone".
  5. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

    Jan 9, 2013
    Gaming Bunker
    If the carrier is decent they will blacklist the phone however while say its blacklisted in the USA it would still work in Europe and such
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