I bought a T-mobile phone from a reseller in the U.S. which is permanently unlocked (according to them).
It worked there with my hungarian SIM card, and it worked here in hungary for 3 months until today.
Today it says "invalid SIM card - Network locked SIM card inserted".
I've tried to factory reset my phone and also tried the - "Device unlock" application, but it says "Service not responding. Please try again later.".
What can I do in this situation?
Thank you in advance
I mean: can it be really factory unlocked and can I fix this somehow?
+info: I just noted that my IMEI number is 350000000000006 now.
Was reported stolen.
Since it is marked lost only the original owner can make it "found".
Are you sure? Because as I red, 350000000000006 is a default value, and my reseller was a shop actually, also the phone was new. I would believe that a guy from ebay would report it as stolen, but I don't think that a shop would risk this.
The problem is that the shop is in the U.S. and I will not go there nowdays - and I also don't have guarantee for it (I know now that buying phone from this kind of shop was a pretty stupid idea ).
Is it any way to check my phone data by my serial number?
Thank you for your answer!
Go to that link and input the IMEI and it reports it as lost. You can input the real IMEI and see what it says.
It shows: Congratulations! Your device is ready for use. Select one of the SIM cards on the previous page to get started.
Do you know if I can check other inforations regarding this imei?
Then you need to follow these guidelines.
Since you are not a T-Mobile customer or former customer you will not qualify for unlock. You may need help from a 3rd party or make yourself qualify by turning yourself into a former customer or at least a customer.
I see. I hope if I get back my original imei somehow it will solve my problem with unlocking.
Thnaks for your help!
As you mentioned, you have learned buying phones (especially overseas) - from disreputable sources is a real gamble. Craigs list is the worst source for stolen phones. I think, that ebay might have some sort of guaranty against stolen merchandise.
Actually, it was not stolen but they did something wrong when they made it unlocked.
Yes. I will not do this anymore.
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