| | 01-08-2013, 07:00 AM #1
I have a chance to buy a new unlocked NL920 from a small on-line business in my country.
The phone will be shipped to me, but I have the opportunity to check the package before I pay it and I have the option to decline it if I don't like something.
I've read on-line about checking the genuine box to be sealed, to have the same IMEI on the invoice/box/phone,
and to check the phone and the accessories that comes with it.
The thing I am most afraid is that the phone is not genuine or is refurbished.
Is there a way to check for some kind of logos, stickers, serial numbers or anything else to confirm the authenticity of the product?
Is there a way to tell if the phone is refurbished, like a secret code or a life timer?
The life timer isn't reset after reinstalling/upgrading the OS ? Is the life-timer resettable?
I thought about calling Nokia , but if the phone is refurbished by the retailer, Nokia wouldn't know about it, no?
Another thing I read on-line is that is a difference in a never locked phone and a unlocked one, the first being better
as it is made in the factory, with OS and software already installed and optimized.
Some say that the process of unlocking a phone, after it leaves the factory, makes other functions work bad or not at all.
Having a seal on the box does not mean that the box was never opened and it would be great if someone would teach us
how to check our new Lumia 920. Would be even great if someone from Nokia contribute to this thread.
Thank you for your time and sorry for my bad english!