1. stsullivan's Avatar
    I just bought the Note 5 turned it on and found out it was locked the person that had it before me was on T-Mobile and didn't pay their bill so now I'm stuck with a phone that's locked is there any way to get it unlocked without me paying their bill? I guess that's what I get for trying to save a little money. Again thanks for all your help
    04-22-2016 07:54 AM
  2. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    I just bought the Note 5 turned it on and found out it was locked the person that had it before me was on T-Mobile and didn't pay their bill so now I'm stuck with a phone that's locked is there any way to get it unlocked without me paying their bill? I guess that's what I get for trying to save a little money. Again thanks for all your help
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    Unfortunately you are can not unlock it with out paying the bill. The IMEI will be blacklisted by T-Mobile and will not be able to be used on any carrier until that bill is paid for.
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    04-22-2016 08:09 AM
  3. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    Sorry that happened to you. And I assume you can't get ahold of the person that sold it to you? Just for future reference ask for the IMEI and look it up before paying for it to see if it's clear.

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    04-22-2016 12:49 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    As the others have said you cannot get it removed from the blaclist until it is paid off.
    04-22-2016 01:34 PM
  5. stsullivan#CB's Avatar
    I sent it back. I'm new to buying unlocked phones where is a safe good place to buy one for a good price?
    04-22-2016 01:38 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would buy from https://swappa.com/?ref=mobilenation...cUvbUpU5140858
    04-22-2016 01:39 PM
  7. Climb14er's Avatar
    I'm the future, if you buy from a local individual, meet them at the carrier's store and have them run a check on the phone and account. If they give you the 'all clear', you're good to go. Verizon has done that with me once on my selling to another and I've had friends do the same when buying off of Craigslist. It's all about BUYER BEWARE!

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    04-22-2016 01:55 PM
  8. thepsychorabbit's Avatar
    Yes definitely meet them at a carriers store to cover your behind. It won't cost you anything except time.
    04-23-2016 10:57 PM

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