Got N73 from vodafone UK with IMEI number: 353640010199756 and reported lost. They blocked the sim card and also the phone, now got a new sim card from vodafone and try it on the same N73 it appears on the screen " Call Not Allowed". Does it mean i can no longer use this phone? What about using other network? I need help to unblocked or unlocked this phone. Thank you very much.
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Re: N73:call not allowed
If the owner of the phone lost it or had it stolen, they can have the phone blocked, using the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. If that’s the case the phone can only be unblocked by a repair shop.
The SIM card is blocked because the person who's phone it was, doesn't want to pay for calls made by someone else. So the SIM card is never going to work again. Blacklisting:
This is not a security code, but it works like one! To help combat mobile phone thefts, the networks share a database of the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) of mobile phones that have been reported stolen. Once a phone is on this list, it will not be allowed to use any of the networks.
This can be a risk if you buy a second-hand phone, because if it has been stolen, or if an unscrupulous seller makes an insurance claim after selling, the phone you bought in good faith may be permanently disabled.
Be very careful to check the source of a second-hand phone!
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My dear friend, am so sorry about your loss of phone. The phone cannot be blocked by just anybody. You will require the assistance of the phone providers service customer care. They will require the IMEI number of the phone to do the job.
Once you provide the IMEI number of your phone, then they will be able to block the phone for you. Blocking of phones cannot be done by just anybody. Like blocking a lost Sim card is done by the Sim card providers customer care center, so also is blocking the phone done by the phones service center or customer care center.
Have you purchased from new? Was it a second hand unit or passed down?
If a phone has been reported to a uk network as lost or stolen it will be placed on a barring list that is used by all uk networks!
If this is the case it will only allow emergency calls only as the network your using is barring it.
If you call your network they have access to the shared data base and can check within a few minutes for you. You will need the IMEI number from the iphone which you can find on the SIM tray in small print, or if you can access the phones number pad dial *#06# this will display the phones IMEI on the screen (this should work on any mobile phone).
Another solution maybe that your SIM card has been disconnected? Have you tried your SIM in another phone to check?
Hope that helps?
Hi vitain, go to or call vodafone some of the carriers have been blocking the use of the i9's as they all seem to share the same imei numbers. Go and register on the below website and head to FAQ part and search invalid sim there is detailed instructions on how to change the imei number (way to much to put here). www.i9forum.co.uk Dione
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Not locked otherwise it would say "insert sim card" sounds like either your phone is barred of it has a fault. If its barred it means its been reported lost or stolen (not saying it has!) if its a software fault and it needs flashing just take it your local unlocking shop i charge £10 in my shop
Did you buy your phone from someone? secondhand? Your phone is network barred it has been reported lost or stolen and the network has blacklisted the imei (serial Number) from getting onto any UK network, All the sims act differntly when placed in a barred handset some get signal but wont make or recieve a call and just make an error tone and some say "sim card registration failed" either way you phone is as good as a chocolate tea pot as the networks will not reverse the barring and the only other way to get the phone to work in the uk is to un-barr it which is changing the phones imei number which is illegal so that leaves you with one option sell the phone on ebay to someone abroad as the barr is only UK based