Carrier Blocked iPad


I wonder if anybody could advise me on a Apple iPad I've purchased from a government auction site for Airport Unclaimed Items. I did, before purchasing check the IMEI on the Apple website to ensure that it wasn't 'Blacklisted' and paid for a report on the device.

Upon reciept of the device I found that the device is 'blocked' by a mobile carrier.

Is there anyway of getting this un-blocked, or is this effectively a paper-weight

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Carrier Blocked iPad

Hi @Frethan


It's a paperweight. In fact if it was replaced under the original owners insurance, then it's them who own it not you regardless of where your purchased it. 



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Re: Carrier Blocked iPad

Good Morning @Frethan.


Welcome to the community.


If the device has been blocked by another carrier, you won't be able to use it i'm afraid.


As @Northerner has mentioned, the previous owner may of made an insurance claim, in effect blocking this iPad.



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