How to check that your used or second-hand phone wasn't lost or stolen?

The biggest concerns of mobile users who are looking to buy a second-hand phone in Australia are, will the device work and what if it is stolen? Purchasing a stolen or locked phone is not just a waste of money but it may also expose you to legal issues.

How to check that your used or second-hand phone wasn't lost or stolen

How to find out if a phone is stolen?

Are you wondering how to find out if a phone is not stolen? For this, you need to find out the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of the phone. This is a 15 digit unique number manufactured on every mobile. You can check your phone’s “Status” on the following websites for Refurbished iPhone and Refurbished Androids respectively.

For refurbished iPhone:

Most trustable website to check if an iPhone is stolen in Australia?

  1. Check the IMEI number of the phone by pressing *#06#T.
  2. Enter the details of the IMEI on this website and follow steps to check the status of the phone.
    https://ifreeicloud.co.uk/free-check

For Refurbished Samsung and Google phones:

Most trustable website to check if Android is stolen in Australia?

  1. Check the IMEI number of the phone by pressing *#06#T.
  2. Enter the details of the IMEI on these websites and follow steps to check the status of the phone.
    http://www.lost.amta.org.au/IMEI
    http://www.imeipro.info/

Additionally, if the phone has been lost or stolen, you will find that the phone does not detect any network. This is because the original owner can request it to be blocked. Once the mobile is blocked by the carriers in Australia, it cannot be used on any network in the country to make or receive phone calls.

Some iPhones may not be stolen but are still locked. This may leave you a little confused. Well, it simply means that the iPhone is ‘locked’ with a certain carrier and you cannot switch carriers of your choice if you buy that phone. These kinds of locked iPhones are locked for the duration of the lease with a particular carrier.

Always check that you get a clean and ‘unlocked’ iPhone when you are buying a second hand or refurbished phone. This will give you the freedom to select the carrier of your choice as well as make and receive calls without restriction.

Where to Buy Reliable and Unlocked Refurbished Phones in Australia?

Mobile Guru is an authorised seller of second hand and Refurbished mobiles in Australia. Purchasing a used mobile saves you plenty of cash as it helps you get a 100% functional mobile at a lower cost than the Brand-new price. The refurbished phones listed by mobile guru have been thoroughly checked for full functionality using 72-point check diagnostics, checking all features like camera, sound, touch, and others.

Every mobile that Mobile Guru sells is an unlocked and genuine device that has been legally procured from its owner. Many-a-times the phones have just been used for demo purposes and then sold to Mobile Guru, so they are usually in pretty mint condition, which gives Mobile Guru the confidence to provide their customers with 24 months warranty. Hence, giving customers the reassurance to select and buy any high-grade mobile at a great offer price.

Here are some of the top-selling refurbished iPhones that you can purchase from Mobile Guru:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS

Top selling Refurbished Google Phones:

  • Google Pixel 4a 5G
  • Google Pixel 5 5G 128GB
  • Google Pixel 4 XL 64GB

Top selling Refurbished Samsung phones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra,
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10

…and many more.

Reason why Mobile Guru is amongst the top Used and Refurbished phone sellers in Australia:

  • Guaranteed product quality
  • Same day dispatch
  • Up to 24 months warranty
  • 14 days easy return
  • Prompt customer service
  • 100% Australian family-owned business

For any queries on any of the phones on sale on our website or assistance with your order, feel free to call us on 1300 362 017. You drop us an email at hello@mobileguruaustralia.com.au and our team will be happy to help you.

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