Oct 11, 2015

How to make sure a used Android phone hasn’t been reported lost or stolen?

How can I check a used phone to make sure that it isn’t stolen?
You can find the IMEI number on the phone, then enter it into T-Mobile's IMEI verifier. Even though this is a T-Mo verifier, it will tell you if the device has been flagged for other carriers as well (at least it should). http://www.t-mobile.com/verifyIMEI.aspx

The easiest way to find the IMEI number is to dial *#06# on the keypad like you are calling a telephone number. The IMEI should automatically come up when you hit dial.
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