It’s very vital to check an iPhone status before making any purchase to avoid any trouble or issue.
Although the reduced price for used devices is very attractive, you may end up paying at a higher price to be able to use device.
Most people won’t use the paying option due to the fact that it will cost them more instead of buying a new, full-price and fully unlocked iPhone.
There are available options to remove the unpaid balance but it’s best to get a device that has a ‘clean’ status from the beginning.
That means you don’t have to deal with this trouble and spend hours online just to get your device working.
Which Carrier to Choose?
We highly recommend that you get a T-Mobile iPhone right now instead of other iPhones which are locked to Sprint or AT&T because they are somewhat require a lot of time and effort to get them unlocked.
Sprint iPhones for example have a status called SPCS on the Sprint database.
If this status is NO, it’s more challenging to remove the outstanding balance. Whereby if the status is YES, it can be done very fast.
Can You Use Your iPhone with Outstanding Balance on Another Carrier?
The good news with outstanding balance iPhone is that it’s only blocked on the original carrier.
So if you’re able to unlock it, you can switch carrier quite easily.
It’s different compared to lost or stolen iPhone because the device will be blacklisted on all carriers.
How About Removing the Unpaid Bills or Outstanding Balance Status?
If you accidentally bought a used iPhone with unpaid bills, can you change the status from unpaid bills to clean?
The best thing about buying a used device is getting a good price of it.
However, it has a lot of drawbacks because potentially the device may be blocked by its network or blacklisted on all US network.
Here are some of the reasons why they get blocked:
Unpaid bills or Financed
On Sprint carrier’s database for instance, once a device has been blocked, it will show the status like the following:
IMEI: 3591680xxxxx857 Model: IPHONE 7 BLACK 128GB SGL Manufacturer: APPLE, INC BLACKLIST STATUS: LOST OR STOLEN SPCS: NO
SPCS is short for Sprint Personal Communications Service.
What else can you do with a device that’s blocked or blacklisted on the network? Well, here are some possible options:
Unlock the device
Sell the device
If you choose to unlock the device, as long as it’s not blocked on other network, you can use it on Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile (USA network).
However, if it’s blocked on all network, you can still unlock it but you may not be able to use it in USA.
That’s still not the end though, because there are options for you to fix the ESN/IMEI of Sprint remotely.
Fixing the ESN/IMEI remotely would mean “cleaning” it on the network. Once it has been cleaned, other carriers will update their databases as well which makes it possible for you to use on all network for as long as the device is unlocked as mentioned earlier.
Once the phone is cleaned or removed from blacklist, the process to unlock an unpaid phone can begin.
Fast and Easy Unlock Solution for iPhone with Outstanding Balance