AT&T Phone with IMEI Blocked? Here’s What You Can Do
Why is my AT&T IMEI blocked?If you don’t know why your IMEI is blocked, you can contact AT&T support to find out. Reasons for blacklisting IMEIs include an unpaid balance on your wireless bill, a reported theft, or even a mistake. See if your IMEI is blocked by using an online IMEI checker. Options include the CTIA database, Doctor Sim and IMEI Pro. If you don’t know your IMEI, you can typically find it in your phone’s settings. If you can’t access your phone, try logging in to your online carrier account – it’s probably listed there. You can also take your phone to your local carrier store and see if staff can help you find your IMEI.
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How to sell an AT&T phone with a blocked IMEI
If your AT&T phone’s IMEI is indeed blocked, you might still be able to legally sell it via one of the following methods. Sell it on Flipsy Search or browse Flipsy for your phone, then click “Locked or Blacklisted” on the results page to instantly compare offers from Trust Verified Stores who will buy blacklisted phones.
Ask AT&T to unblock your IMEI If you have an unpaid balance with AT&T, contact them to bring your account up-to-date and then request to have your IMEI unblocked. If your phone was previously reported stolen and later recovered, you can likewise make your case to AT&T. If your IMEI was blocked in error (though unlikely), AT&T will also be able to help you remedy the issue. Once unblocked, you can sell it.
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