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IMEI listed really belongs to a Nokia flip phone?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Android Question

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    I purchased a goophone 1:1 S5 i9600 MTK6582 Quad Core Android 4.4 GPS WCDMA 3G unlocked Smart Mobile Cell Phone from DH gate and when I tried to set it up with H2O wireless, They said the phone' IMEI came back as a Nokia Flip Phone 166. Am I screwed or is there hope that I'll be able to use this phone? I paid for it out right but am afraid it will be an expensive paper weight. Any suggestions will greatly help Thank You:)
     



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  2. KOLIO

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    You probably ended up with a stolen/blacklisted phone.
    The IMEI being from another device is a Red-Flag telltale sign of a practice called cloning, where the original IMEI is scrubbed from the phone & replaced w/a donor IMEI.
     
  3. D1358531

    D1358531 Well-Known Member

    So, if the IMEI is that of another phone, can this phone still be set up with a T-Mobile account?
     
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