We all know the benefits of having a SIM Unlocked mobile. But what happens when you buy a second-hand iPhone or Android smartphone and discover that you can’t use your SIM card?
- Is it really SIM Locked?
- Is SIM Lock the only issue?
- Was this phone stolen or lost?
- Can you Carrier unlock it?
- Could you avoid buying a problematic refurbished handset?
An Australia Full IMEI Check tool will answer all these questions.
Australia’s Mobile Networks
Australia, with about 25 million residents, has 3 major Wireless Networks. All other network service providers are just mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).
- Telstra is a telecommunications juggernaut with the reputation for having superior network coverage and reception
- Optus which is the second-largest telecommunications provider with many MVNOS
- Vodafone is Australia’s third biggest Carrier
- Virgin Mobile is the fourth Aussie Cellular Network but in reality, it is just an Optus MVNO.
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What is Austalia Full IMEI Check Service?
A certified Australia Full IMEI Check Provider requires only the IMEI number of a cell phone in order to give you a complete and accurate IMEI Check report, remotely.
How to find the IMEI number of your phone device.
- You can dial *#06#
- You can go to phone setting
- For iPhone: Settings/General /About
- For Android: Settings/About Phone/Status
- Sometimes is displayed on the backside of the mobile
- Sometimes it’s written on or behind the battery
- Sometimes is written on the SIM Tray
- Sometimes is displayed on the original purchase package
If you want to check an iPhone or Android phone which is sold online, it would be better to ask the handset seller to send you a small video showing the IMEI number of the device in all possible ways.
Australia Full IMEI Check Info
All the data below is crucial and there is no other way to acquire it
SIM Lock Status and which Wireless Network is blocking the handset
The SIM Not Valid prompt doesn’t necessarily mean that a cell phone is simlocked. But if it is network locked then you need to know the locking Carrier’s identity because you won’t be able to unlock it otherwise
A Blacklisted smartphone won’t operate with any Cellular Network inside the country it was blacklisted.
Contract Status and Outstanding Financial Balance Status
Under Contract handsets and pending contract bills can blacklist a mobile even after you bought it.
Under Warranty phones can be reported as stolen or lost. On top of that, the original owner can ask for a replacement. Any of these actions will blacklist your iPhone even after you purchased it.
iCloud Activation Lock Status for iPhones
You won’t be able to activate an iCloud Locked iPhone (Find My iPhone enabled) without original owner’s Apple ID and Password.
Google Smart Lock Status for Android devices
Similar to iCloud Activation Lock. I don’t know any service that can remove Google Smart Lock.
Replaced IMEI/Serial Number Status
The Serial/IMEI number can be changed with illegal procedures in order to network unlock the cell phone. In the end, the handset will be flagged as replaced and enter the blacklist.
Serial Number, Model, color, date of purchase, RAM, storage space and other specs
How to use Australia Full IMEI Check
- Before you buy a used mobile
No more unpleasant surprises. No one can scam you into buying a stolen or problematic handset anymore.
- Before you unlock a cell phone
You will know the exact issues of your phone and how to unlock it without using needless services. After all, any unlock provider or Carrier will ask you for this IMEI info in order to accept your SIM unlock request.
Free Australia IMEI Check providers
There are no Free IMEI Check Providers which can offer you accurate results.
The only exception is the AMTA (Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association) Australian government site but they will only tell you if the mobile is lost or stolen.
Fortunately, there are IMEI Check Companies that offer a few free IMEI Checks every day but generally, you will have to pay a few dollars in order to get an Australia Full IMEI Check report.
Leave a comment below with your questions and thoughts. Until next time, take care!