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Is there any one who can tell me how to stop att from blocking my sgh-i997 3g

Its on thier blacklist as stolen phone

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You need to contact ATT to get it removed from the blacklist and you will to provide proof of ownership.

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

  • travis Jan 01, 2013

    no proof owner ship the phone was stolen then i bought at flee markit

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Jan 01, 2013

    Without proof of ownership then this cell phone is a piece of junk.



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