1. sajith930's Avatar
    Hi

    I'm trying to buy 1020 from ebay . My issues is I contacted with one seller for his 1020. He says it cant make or receive calls..

    other than that its perfect.

    Can it be it has BAD IMEI or can it be hardware problem ?

    How can I check it has BAD IMEI ? Network is O2-UK

    thanks
    11-02-2013 06:16 PM
  2. sdc1's Avatar
    It's a phone that can't make or receive calls? That's handy. I'd seriously avoid that and look for another.
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    11-02-2013 06:17 PM
  3. almondslice's Avatar
    Sounds like its been barred, lost,stolen or unpaid contract etc. Ask him for the IMEI and contact O2 to check. Although personally I'd leave it.
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    11-02-2013 06:46 PM
  4. sibrecat's Avatar
    I saw the same 1020 if its the uk site, I asked him if he had the box with matching IMEI, he told me he didnt only the phone, I told him it sounded stolen/lost and was blocked and he didnt like that lol, I would avoid if i was you
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    11-03-2013 10:02 AM
  5. dznk's Avatar
    Sounds like it's barred because it's stolen. It's obviously up to you, but these things are hardly ever worth the risk. You could buy it to replace your digital camera if it's broke though ;)
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    11-03-2013 10:05 AM
  6. Tech friend's Avatar
    Sounds like it's barred because it's stolen. [- snip -] You could buy it to replace your digital camera if it's broke though ;)
    If your assumption is correct the OP could get into trouble, since during identity checks Police officers often check the IMEI of smartphones in order to find stolen devices. They could take him for being either a thief or a dealer of stolen goods then.

    By the way, the standardized code

    [code]*#06*[/code]

    usually shows the IMEI.

    Does that code work with Windows Phones like the Lumia 1020 as well?
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    11-03-2013 04:22 PM
  7. HarkAtYou's Avatar
    So long as you buy it through PayPal it doesn't matter as they will reimburse you if it's stolen I believe.

    There is one sure fire way to know for sure that the phone you buy isn't. Walk into a Three store, have over some money and they will give you one :-D
    sajith930 likes this.
    11-03-2013 05:06 PM
  8. montsa007's Avatar
    If your assumption is correct the OP could get into trouble, since during identity checks Police officers often check the IMEI of smartphones in order to find stolen devices. They could take him for being either a thief or a dealer of stolen goods then.

    By the way, the standardized code

    [code]*#06*[/code]

    usually shows the IMEI.

    Does that code work with Windows Phones like the Lumia 1020 as well?
    Yes
    11-03-2013 10:48 PM
  9. Tech friend's Avatar
    Yes
    Thanks, montsa007!

    Off-topic: What happened to your unique Avatar picture?
    sajith930 likes this.
    11-04-2013 02:48 AM
  10. montsa007's Avatar
    Thanks, montsa007!

    Off-topic: What happened to your unique Avatar picture?
    I am puzzled about the same.
    11-04-2013 11:24 AM
  11. Tech friend's Avatar
    I am puzzled about the same.
    Your avatar picture now is back. That's how it looked like when I posted my question:

    montsa007-avatar.png
    11-04-2013 12:37 PM
  12. dznk's Avatar
    My avatar kept disappearing yesterday, I thought it was just me, it was obviously just a little buggy moment with the forum.
    11-04-2013 02:32 PM
  13. Tech friend's Avatar
    ^^ Thanks, dznk.

    Probably you are right: The forum websites are loading intermittently very slowly for me since some hours, sometimes they aren't loaded at all.
    11-04-2013 02:47 PM
  14. montsa007's Avatar
    Your avatar picture now is back. That's how it looked like when I posted my question:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I know, I was making some magic recipe and I added a wrong ingredient, my avatar temporarily disappeared until I put the right mix.
    11-07-2013 03:32 AM

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