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Bought an HTC Desire - can't make any call

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by desi.guru, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. desi.guru

    desi.guru Member
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    Hi,

    I just bought an HTC Desire from a streed vendor. He said the phone used to be on vodaphone monthly contract. The phone was lost/stolen and sim blocked by Vodaphone.

    Now when I try to use my T-mobile (sim monthly contract) in Desire, it shows the network but when making any calls, no call is made. It shows 'call ended'.

    Does anyone know why this happens? (Have I made a mistake by purchasing this phone?)

    Does this need to be unlocked?

    Thanks
     

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  2. mikebell

    mikebell Well-Known Member
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    Carriers have the option of blocking calls made from a stolen phone, regardless of the SIM that's being used. Yes, it sounds like you made a very bad mistake.
     
  3. nx1977

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    What country?
     
  4. ThreeDog

    ThreeDog Well-Known Member
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    the phone is blacklisted as it was reported lost / stolen.
    if your in the uk then you can not use the phone on any uk network ever again.

    you've been robbed.
     
  5. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member
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    Plus you risk your account being blocked, and a visit from the police for buying known stolen goods
     
  6. LECTER

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    Over the hill and through the woods
    I would say take it to the police but they can be "questioning" about it!
     
  7. HTC desired

    HTC desired Well-Known Member
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    The phone sounds blacklisted so it would be unable to make calls so I think you are in trouble
     
  8. iango

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    It's blacklisted full stop u mug !
     
  9. benchmark

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    Another reason not to trust street vendors.
     
  10. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member
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    Moral of the story... don't buy stolen property.
     
  11. tef89

    tef89 Well-Known Member
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    Much like the original owner :mad:
     
  12. Phenomenological

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    A spontaneous purchase of an expensive product from unreliable source? You practically got down on your knees and begged to be ripped off. :eek:
     
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