It is blacklisted because it has been reported stolen. Where did you get it Melissa?
Take the phone and yourself to the shop or mall kiosk of your cellphone carrier. Tell them the reason why your phone should NOT be blacklisted. Only they can remove it.
What does it mean for a GSM mobile device to be unlocked? What sort of locks are there? How is that different from Blocked? What is a Barred or Banned or Blacklisted cell phone? That is what this guide will look at.
If you phone is lost or stolen you can report the International Mobile Equipment Identifier (IMEI)
to your carrier. They will broadcast that number throughout their network and make it impossible for the phone to connect to make a call. This known as blacklisting
the phone. This is sometimes called a barred
device. In some areas the various carriers share the IMEI numbers of lost and stolen devices making it impossible to use the device on any carrier. In some countries this sharing is a requirement of law.
A blacklisted phone should be returned to the owner. This can be done by dropping it off to the carrier branded on the phone. Then it is up to them to return it to the subscriber. You can check with your carrier prior to purchase to see if a phone will activate on that carrier. You will need the IMEI from the seller, then you are a phone call away from knowing if you are about to buy a lost or stolen lightweight desk ornament.
Locked Blocked Black Listed Cell Phones