I have an iPhone 6 and I tried to activate a t-mobile sim starter kit. But t-mobile didn't recognize my IMEI number. I checked my IMEI on this website as well. IMEI Status Check | See if Your Phone Works on T-Mobile 4G Network But every time this error message appears. We do not recognize the IMEI number you entered. Please try again or contact Customer Care at 1-877-453-1304.
I checked my IMEI number over here https://selfsolve.apple.com/ and it worked just fine.
I bought my iPhone in Germany and it's unlocked. I am the first owner so it's not on a blacklist, or stolen.
It's not recognized in the IMEI checker because it's not a T-Mobile device nor reported lost / stolen.
The T-Mobile IMEI Checker doesn't recognize devices that aren't stolen and weren't purchased from T-Mobile.
My Nexus 5 comes up with no results from the IMEI checker and is working beautifully.
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