iPhone IMEI Check Online Guide – Ultrasnow.EU | s01e03

iPhone IMEI Check Online Guide – Ultrasnow.EU | s01e03


Hey guys, Hello all. I am Zisis and I am Makis. This is the 3d episode that we are doing so,
what will be the topic Makis? The topic will be the IMEI Check Service and
maybe someone might wonder: Hey, what is going on? I am here about iPhone Unlock but you are
telling me about IMEI Check? So, this is the first hint: IMEI Check is
the first thing before you try to unlock an iPhone and buy a used iPhone of course and
we will tell you why. As you said most people are just going for
the iPhone Unlock Service or another solution but without knowing the full background of
an iPhone, it’s almost impossible, not almost it is impossible basically to proceed with
an Unlock and very dangerous because you might lose your money. Yes, you will lose your money for sure and
most of the times, people are not getting scammed by an iPhone Unlock company but they
don’t have the necessary info to use their services. OK not most of the times but they are not
all of them scammers, there are solid Unlock Providers but sometimes you don’t help them
to do their job as they should. As you said, I’ve read thousands of reviews
for many iPhone Unlock Companies. From what I can see from the replies of the
companies as well is someone is accusing the iPhone Unlock company that you didn’t unlock,
let’s say, my AT&T USA iPhone and the reply from the company is, you ordered a CLEAN service
and your iPhone has unpaid bills or it is blacklisted so we cannot unlock it. Basically, the process of unlocking it, from
the iPhone Unlock Company perspective it’s that they also first pay the money in order
to unlock the iPhone and if the unlock fails for reasons that we will explain in a different
video for SIM Unlocking, they are not able to refund you because they already paid for
the service. So, it is very… it’s not easy for the iPhone
Unlock company to offer you the service that you really need, you also need to have some
information about your iPhone and have some experience and this is why we are doing the
iPhone IMEI Check Online Service video. We have interaction with a lot of users so
why know exactly their problems. This is a nice pass for me so, we wrote an
article about iPhone IMEI Check, what is it and everything, you can go and read it on
UltraSnow.EU Blog. Yes, many visitors and I mean it, we have
almost 2000 people visiting our blog every day. One of the most usual questions we get is:
I bought an unlocked iPhone from eBay, from Craigslist, from Amazon, anywhere, from a
person… he told me that the iPhone is unlocked and when I tried to turn on and put my SIM
Card, it was locked. And this is the easiest case. So, this is something we get a lot. There are others that claim they tried to
factory unlock an iPhone but when they checked it later, it was not factory unlocked. So, this is another issue. You get the idea that you can’t just trust
anyone when you get a used iPhone from an online market or a local retailer or a personal
transaction. You can’t just trust someone that will unlock
your iPhone without an IMEI Check because there is a lot of info in it. I also wanted to add that all those cases
you explained are for people who already bought an iPhone and they tried to unlock it or they
thought that it was unlocked but it wasn’t. The IMEI Check Service can be used, I mean
I am always proposing to use it before buying an iPhone, before doing anything with an iPhone,
for a used iPhone. Yes Zisis, this is the best case scenario. If you do an IMEI Check before you buy a used
iPhone then everything will be OK. No one can scam you into buying a problematic
iPhone, a locked iPhone, an iCloud Locked iPhone, a Blacklisted iPhone. All these cases can be avoided with a simple
IMEI Check. Having a Full IMEI Check Report for your iPhone
will tell you exactly the current status of your device and if something is wrong, what
the next steps can be, in order to fix it and start using it with your own SIM Card. As you will see from the review that we will
do below, there are many, many dangers an iPhone can have and thankfully, the IMEI Check
Service will give you all the information, accurate information but also this is a different
topic we will cover below, what is accurate, how you can find accurate IMEI Checks and
all these things. Let’s start. This is the flow of our article. What is the iPhone IMEI Check? Let’s start with that… There are three ways to check an iPhone, if
it’s locked or not locked, we will tell you how there are other ways with a SIM Card or
iOS Settings but now this is not the right time for those. There is the IMEI Check Service and what is
this service? Every iPhone has an IMEI number, this IMEI
number is stored inside large databases, they are called GSX databases and GSMA databases. These are the global IMEI databases, nothing
else because I see many scammers, many IMEI Check Scams that have personal databases or
a global-worldwide database or something like this… NO, there aren’t any. It’s only GSMA and GSX. GSX is only for Apple and GSMA is for Apple
and Android phones also. Basically for all smartphones and cellphones. I forgot about the old cell phones because
everything is a smartphone nowadays, almost but anyway. An IMEI Check Service requires only the IMEI
number of an iPhone. Who do you find it Zisis? We have a list here, you wrote this article
so you can tell us, These are all the available methods, right? Yes, the first and easiest of all is to call
with your phone; Let me do it right now! It’s not just for Apple, it’s for Android
phones also. Yeah, this is*#06 and then one more # (*#06#)
and then…. this is my IMEI, can you see it? No, I can’t but I believe you. Yes, I can see it now… Don’t show it to us, you shouldn’t… So, yes this is the first method. You can also go to iPhone Settings, General,
About and then you will see the IMEI information or IMEI Status, click on that and you will
see also your IMEI number. You can do it on iTunes with your PC, I have
all the info here. Sometimes it’s on the original package of
purchase and for older iPhone models, from 6 to iPhone 5, it’s engraved on the backside
of the phone and in later iPhones and older ones from iPhone X to iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone
4s to iPhone 3G it is also displayed on the SIM Tray. I just want to add…a hint, a tip… on how
to find IMEI number. My best approach is either with *#06# or through
the iOS settings. All the others, and iTunes OK, all the other
methods that are engraved on the backside of the iPhone, on the SIM Tray or on the box
that you purchased the iPhone might not be always 100% accurate because in many cases,
from some of our users, they already bought an iPhone… it was like new from a person,
they bought it at full price of course, they said it was unlocked, they could check the
IMEI number from the box and it appeared as unlocked but the problem was that it wasn’t. It wasn’t because the iPhone inside the box
had a different IMEI Number… If people want to trick you and scam you,
they will find a lot of ways but through the iOS Settings and the *#06#, there is no way
you can get the IMEI number wrong. So just a few moments before we show you what
an IMEI Check Service will deliver, let me give you this hint: When you buy a used iPhone
like Zisis said, you should make the iPhone seller send you a video displaying the IMEI
number in all possible ways. So, if for example, you want to buy a refurbished
iPhone 6s, you will have to ask the iPhone Seller to send you a video, calling *#06#,
you will have to go to iOS Settings, General, About and show you the IMEI Number also there,
from iTunes and in iPhone 6s is also displayed on the SIM Tray. So, it should be a live video, 1 minute, showing
the IMEI number in all possible ways. A continuous video. Do that and no one can scam you buying a problematic
iPhone. This is very important, this is a great tip,
do that the next time you will buy an iPhone, a used iPhone. As we said, every iPhone has a unique IMEI
number, no one can change it, we told you that before,. If the IMEI number is changed, then you have
problems. It can’t be changed. So, every IMEI number contains the following
info which is stored in GSX and GSMA databases. The first is the SIM Lock Status of an iPhone. The SIM Lock Status is what most of you think
that an iPhone might have, that this is the only issue of an iPhone but it’s not. But the first of all is, of course, this one:
Is it locked or Unlocked? So, the IMEI number has this information,
the SIM Lock Status of an iPhone. I mean it’s a good idea to learn what is the
Lock Status of your iPhone but only that information is not very helpful. It can’t prevent you from buying it but you
will not have enough information to fix it later if you want. Which bring us to the second check which is
the Mobile Network Identification… This report will give you, 2 kinds of Mobile
Network Statuses. The first is with which Mobile Network this
device was activated at first place and in which Mobile Network is currently locked. For instance, if you bought an AT&T USA iPhone
from the store, the Activation Lock will be… OK let’s not say activation Lock because we
might confuse people, the first Network that was activated on this device was AT&T USA
Network but if you manage to unlock it through AT&T or through an iPhone Unlock Company,
the current Lock will be unlocked. And the current Lock has a special name, Next
Tether Policy. Let’s not get so technical about it because
we will do episodes about all this stuff also but it’s not that time. So, basically, Mobile Network Identification
shows which Mobile Network is locking your iPhone right now. That’s it. You said it much simpler… Let’s go to the third part, it’s the blacklist
Status of an iPhone, a really important part. It shows you if an iPhone is blacklisted or
CLEAN. We say that an iPhone is CLEAN when it’s not
blacklisted. What people don’t get is that an iPhone is
not only blacklisted when it’s lost or stolen. This is, of course, the most usual way of
blacklisting an iPhone but it can also be blacklisted if there are pending contract
bills, we also call this case greylisted or barred… but it has a different method to
unlock it than other blacklisted iPhones. Also, an iPhone can be blacklisted when it’s
flagged as replaced and this has to do with Insurance Claims and when you change the motherboard
to do something tricky to unlock your iPhone. This WILL change the IMEI number without knowing
it and it will lock your iPhone, blacklist your iPhone… So, there are many reasons for an iPhone to
be blacklisted, these are the most common ones. Also when you acquiring it with Frauded or
Illegal activities (it will be blacklisted)… The IMEI Check Service will show you if an
iPhone is blacklisted or not, which Network blacklisted it and why… All those information, the blacklist status
Check, is very important. You need to know of course the blacklist status,
you need to know which Network blacklisted it, why it was blacklisted and of course in
which country. Because for instance, let’s say T-Mobile can
be from the USA, UK… there are hundreds, ok not hundreds but many a lot of countries
that have this Network. If you count MVNOs then yes, there are hundreds… The next one, you might be more familiar with
it, I mean we already talked a bit about iCloud Locks… The… iCloud IMEI Check will show you two
statuses,. The first is the Find My iPhone Status which
can be ON or OFF and the other one is the iCloud Status which can be OFF, CLEAN, LOST,
ERASED. If it is lost and erased you can forget the
iPhone. We told you before… What you want to see it’s of course, both
Find My iPhone and iCloud Status to be OFF. If it is ON and CLEAN then there is a good
chance that this guy who sold you the iPhone simply forgot to deactivate his account from
your iPhone, or not but you need to contact immediately the seller. Oh, I covered the Find My iPhone Status, the
4 and 5 IMEI Checks are basically in one package. It’s one and the same but I wrote it this
way because many people believe that they are different things, they are not. iCloud Lock and Find My iPhone are one and
the same since iOS 9… The next one is Contract Status IMEI Check. If you think that buying an iPhone on contract
is a good thing, it’s not, forget about it. There is always the danger that the previous
will stop paying the bills and this is the easiest case… will stop paying the bills
and your iPhone will get blacklisted. But the other thing that the previous owner
can do to you is that because the iPhone is still under contract with his ID, he can still
report it as lost or stolen to his Mobile Network. Basically, it’s his iPhone. And a proof of purchase won’t mean anything
to Apple Support or your Mobile Network so, you must be really careful about under contract
iPhones. A contract IMEI check is really important. Don’t buy iPhones that are on contract. One thing that I’ve learned is that if you
buy an iPhone which is under contract and the owner is a scammer and he doesn’t pay
his bills, you are not able to go to the company and tell them that, ok I got scammed, I want
to pay the bills for the other guy so I can start using it. They will refuse and I am not sure why they
are doing it. I mean they get money. I don’t know why but they are refusing and
you cannot pay the pending contract bills. It’s strange but it happens. The best thing if an iPhone is blacklisted
for pending contract bills, at least there are more services to Premium Unlock it but
it will be another episode… Which is the next check, the Financial Balance
Status. It is Basically checking all those bindings
that a person can have with a Mobile Network Company. For instance you can find if this device has
still unpaid bills, if it is with some special contract, prepaid monthly payments and all
these and for instance, for the Mobile Network Companies if you have an iPhone that requires
12 months to be active to that Mobile Network, they are considering as a device with outstanding
Financial Balance because you need to pay off all the contract bill and they also have
some weird terms there… So, yes Financial Balance is also very, very
important because as you said it will be greylisted and if the bills are being pilled up, it will
go from Grey to Black! (laughs) The next is the Warranty Status IMEI Check… like the
contract status, this is basically the same with a twist. If you think that buying an under warranty
iPhone, a protected iPhone by Warranty it’s ok, NO it’s not. You are always under the same danger like
before for a simple reason: As long as an iPhone is insured by a third party company
or AppleCare+ or a Mobile Network Insurance Plan, the person who did that plan is the
rightful owner of the iPhone. So, he can sell it to you, report it as lost
or stolen, get a new one as a replacement with Insurance Claims and what happens now! He took your money, he sold you a seemingly
unlocked iPhone and everything was OK, he paid some money to get the new one, $100 or
$200 but check this out. He took a new iPhone, he took your money,
let’s say $600 for an iPhone 6s Plus and now he has a new iPhone and he paid it with your
money, all of it and the money he paid for his Insurance. This is the scam, this is something that happens
a lot, unfortunately. So, don’t buy under warranty iPhones and always
get a Warranty Status IMEI Check before you buy an iPhone. It will get blacklisted without knowing it
because it will be flagged as replaced in case of an Insurance Claim. The scary thing is that this is a very common
scam and as you said the guy or the girl that is being tricked… it will be too painful
to your pocket… You are buying… as the seller claims an
almost new iPhone unlocked and all those things, which means that you will have to pay a lot
of money to get it and then you are getting scammed and you cannot… Those devices that are being reported as blacklisted
through Insurance Claims are much more difficult to get unblacklisted. Very Difficult… The last… not the last but… it’s IMEI
and Serial Replacement Check Service. As Makis explained before, there are tricks
to change the IMEI number and Serial Number of an iPhone by changing the motherboard. It is a Hardware Intervention to your device,
it’s not a good idea if you are not a scammer because those replaced devices inside one
or two months, Apple will locate them and of course they blacklist them because they
are not authorized replacements. Only Apple can change the IMEI number and
the Serial Number of an iPhone… You will have a good iPhone for one or two
months and then it will be unusable because also in these cases cannot get unblacklisted… They might be able to get unlocked but the
unblacklisting part is very difficult. Almost impossible… iPhone Unlocking through
Hardware Replacement, motherboard replacement is a no-no. Don’t do that because maybe it will work for
one month, two months but this is the most you get. After that, your iPhone will be flagged as
replaced and it’s really difficult to unlock it and almost impossible to unblacklist it. I think that right now is impossible. Before two years maybe you could but right
now, it’s impossible. And the last part is the iPhone Specs, the
iPhone Specifications Check. This is not something that is so important
if you want to unlock an iPhone but if you want to buy an iPhone, the IMEI number will
show you the iPhone Model, the color, the storage, the RAM. It will show you all the crucial specs of
an iPhone. So, you will know that the iPhone you see
on a picture, a used iPhone, it’s the iPhone you will get… It’s not so important but if you are paying
$700 to buy a used iPhone that has 32GB of memory and it turns to be 16GB, I believe
you will be disappointed in the end. It’s also important, anyway. We already know what’s going on with iPhones,
both of us can identify almost instantly… which iPhone model is just by looking at it
but ok, we cannot see the RAM or Storage… And also, when I was trying to find a smartphone
for a friend of mine and I was trying to see other Android devices… It is impossible. There are hundreds of smartphones out there. You need to have some kind of a report to
show you exactly the model and all those things. because it is impossible to identify it just
by looking at it. If you get an iPhone IMEI Check Service they
will send you a report which will look something like this. So, this is why we won’t be so technical about
it because you see it right now…. maybe you can’t understand anything but it’s easy
to explain the process. This is the info that we talked about a few
moments ago. This is a part. We copied some reports and paste them here. The actual report… We will not talk about the company that we
used for this report but that company will explain you in simple english of what is wrong
with your iPhone so you don’t have to guess what is going on with the report. If you are not experienced you will have problems
understanding everything. But a Full IMEI Check Report will contain
all the info we told and you will be 100% sure that you can unlock your iPhone and how
you will unlock it. Solid IMEI Check Providers suggest you how
to unlock your iPhone and of course, if you are going to buy a used iPhone from an online
market, it will also help you be again 100% sure that the iPhone you will buy will be
OK… Explain a bit… the reports and… we already
did… Just by taking a look, at the top you can
see the model, it’s silver, 128GB, the IMEI number… you can see the serial number of
the iPhone. In this iPhone, you will see that Find My
iPhone is OFF. OK, let’s see if we should buy this iPhone. Find My iPhone is OFF and the locked Carrier
is USA AT&T and it’s locked to AT&T USA. Is it blacklisted? Yes, we see at the blacklisted status report
that it is blacklisted by AT&T. Why is it blacklisted? We see right now that it has unpaid bills. So, it is blacklisted because of pending contract
bills by AT&T USA. I think that the Financial Status is for a
different device. Oh, I see what we did there… The Blacklist Status report will also include
the reason for sure… We can also see that we have Warranty IMEI
Check info, we have the Replacement Report, if the iPhone we are looking at has an original
IMEI and Serial Number and they are not replaced. If they were we would see the replaced ones
and the original. And finally we have the iCloud Status Report
and we see if Find My iPhone is ON or OFF and the iCloud Status of the iPhone if it’s
OFF, CLEAN, LOST, STOLEN or ERASED. If we assume that all those smaller check
reports are for the same iPhone then we would suggest to get away from it. Don’t even touch it. I mean it’s locked, it’s blacklisted, it’s
replaced, it has unpaid bills, the iCloud Status is OFF but… The funny thing is that many iPhones like
this one… are sold every day as unlocked iPhones for the full price and people are
scammed by it and buy them. And when it’s shipped to their home, they
try to turn it ON, they IMEI Check after the buy it and this is what happens, unfortunately. If I could guess that this iPhone 7, if the
scammer was nice enough, he might sell it for $350 so someone who wants to buy that
device, his first iPhone, iPhone 7 with $350 it’s a great offer but… I’m sorry… The benefits, we already talked about it but
let’s be more specific. Before you buy a used iPhone, an IMEI Check
Service is mandatory. It is what you should do and this is because
no one can scam you into buying a problematic iPhone, I told you in the beginning, I’m telling
you again and I will continue telling it to my friends, to anyone who asks me at blog,
comments, to my articles, everywhere, these videos… No one can scam you buying a locked iPhone,
an iCloud Locked iPhone, a blacklisted iPhone, a broken iPhone, anything. An IMEI Check will show you the real status,
the real overall Lock status of an iPhone… You will be 100% sure if you can use your
Mobile Network with the iPhone you want to buy. So, for example, you might want to buy a locked
iPhone which is way cheaper but if it’s locked to your Carrier there is no problem. You can buy it really cheap and use your SIM
Card and everything is OK. Exactly. You will save money because ok, this is a
paid service, you will have to pay some money, it’s not expensive but it’s something so,
if you really want an iPhone, don’t do it about any iPhone you see … and you say OK,
I want to buy this, giving $10-$20 more just to be sure about the iPhone you are going
to buy and keep it for one or two years, it’s really important. And finally, you will know that even if the
iPhone you want to buy is unlocked and let’s assume that it is unlocked, it won’t get relocked
after a while because of Hardware Replacement, Warranty-Contract Status… And there are advantages before unlocking
an iPhone, tell them Zisis. They are very straightforward because since
you will have the IMEI Check report and you will know the SIM Lock Status, it will be
locked since it is before unlocking your iPhone but you will know in which Mobile Network
it is locked to, also you will know the blacklist status, the financial status, the replacement
status, it’s also necessary because if you want to unlock a replaced iPhone, you will
have to provide to the Mobile Network the original IMEI Number and not the replaced
one. But OK, this is a very special case which
I hope no one will get into it. But those 3 things are very important because
you will provide them… if actually, you can either go and purchase the specific service
your iPhone needs or you can simply contact the iPhone Unlock Company, give them that
information and they will propose you the right service. Yes, you won’t get a needless iPhone Unlock
Service because you will know your exact issue… and again you will be sure that your iPhone
won’t get relocked after a while because this is another problem with iPhone Unlocking,
sometimes you might manage to unlock your iPhone and after one month it’s get relocked. We don’t want it so, an IMEI check before
unlocking an iPhone will give you this advantage also. We will prepare an iPhone Unlocking Video. I’m hoping it will be the next one because
we have a lot of things to say but OK, we will see what the next video will be. You see that we give you a lot of info right
now, we didn’t want to but we can’t just… maybe it’s too much to get them with a single
view, maybe watch the video a few times more, we will do smaller videos with each case in
order to be more specific about everything but I believe that if you watch this video,
again and again, you will know everything that can go wrong with iPhone Buying, used
iPhone Buying and iPhone Unlocking. An IMEI Check Service is the only thing that
guarantees success. We will also include the link of this article
on the description so if they are more visual guys… and not the video types. We saw how to IMEI Check an iPhone, why IMEI
Check an iPhone and if you search on Google, you can find many free iPhone IMEI Check Tools
and I won’t tell you much about them (now) All of them are not exactly scams because
OK, they are free, you won’t spend a penny but the information is false, is wrong, it’s
not from GSX and GSMA IMEI databases. It’s from private databases and it’s pure
luck if any of this info is correct. If you want an IMEI Check Service, a solid
IMEICheck Service, you have to pay for it and it can’t be done otherwise. Even most of these Free IMEI Check Providers,
they are telling that their service is free and after a while, when you go there, you
discover that you will have to pay in the end. You need to pay. It’s impossible not to pay and get GSX and
GSMA information. Let me put it simply: If it’s free, an IMEI
Check Provider doesn’t have access to GSMA and GSX. These are paid services, to be an authorized
partner of these databases, these companies which are global, you have to pay and it’s
not cheap… If you are lucky and live in Canada or Australia,
they have government sites that can tell you if an iPhone is lost or stolen, so you can
have a first idea if an iPhone is blacklisted as lost or stolen in Canada and Australia. But be careful because it will only show you
if an iPhone is blacklisted as lost or stolen, not unpaid bills, not flagged as replaced,
not past dues, not…. you know… I’m guessing that even the government cannot
afford… if you think that everyone from around the world could just go to these databases
and make searches, they will have a lot of expenses… Even Apple can’t afford it because ok, let’s
not kit each other, until 2017, Apple had iCloud.com, you could go there and see if
an iPhone is iCloud Locked or not and tell me why Apple shut it down? Do you have an explanation about it? That was very weird, actually. It was just like that. They also erased any reference to iCloud.com
and checking the iCloud Status of an iPhone. It was a very quick, easy and free method
to identify one of the biggest problems an iPhone can have if it is iCloud Locked. I don’t think it’s worth even trying to unlock
it and all those things, just leave it and don’t buy it. But yeah, I don’t know why Apple did that. We will have an episode about Free IMEI Checkers,
don’t trust them, don’t use them. You will regret it in the end. IMEI Check Service is a paid service and all
you have to do is to find a solid, a trusted IMEI Check Provider and get your job done. We have a favorite IMEI Check Provider, we
will give you a link at the description. We tested it, our visitors tested it, we know
this site for at least 7 years I think… We are not telling you, go there and buy,
this is not the purpose of this video… We are just telling you that this is the site
we trust and we are from a blog that has 2000 visitors every day and this is what they also
tell us. It’s just a suggestion… Just to inform all the viewers here, we did
some tests by changing the iCloud Status, we even reported our iPhones and blacklist
them to our Mobile Networks and did a check afterward and immediately. The best thing is that they have real-time
checks there. This is why we are proposing it. And their results were instant, we called
to the Mobile Network, said that my iPhone was stolen, it got blacklisted and 10 minutes
later, we asked for an IMEI Check Service and BOOM, that’s it. It said it is blacklisted. So, their name is UnlockSpector, we will include
a link if you want to check it. I mean you can also do your own research but
make sure to do a very good one on third-party companies with reviews. Trust Sites. Make sure they have GSX access… and GSMA
access, both of them. Don’t fall for private databases. If you CAN’T see GSX or GSMA somewhere in
the description of an IMEI Check Service, do not use it. It’s not real, ok? That’s all. I hope you liked this IMEI Check Service Tutorial,
Guide… I believe it was a guide to an IMEI check
Service. If you are wondering if you should do just
a SIM Lock Check, or an iCloud Lock Check or a Blacklist Status Check… No, you should do a Full IMEI Check. Just checking one or two aspects of the overall
lock status of an iPhone won’t do you any good. Check them all, you will be 100% sure about
everything. Don’t do that and there will be consequences,
unfortunately. That was scary. It was but it is the truth. I can’t be more polite about it. Ok, I think that we are done, right? We covered everything. I was Zisis. I was Makis. You should like on this video, tell us on
the comments your problem, which IMEI Check Service you trust, which IMEI Check service
you used to check your iPhone. Watch our previous episodes and find out about
the iCloudLockRemoval.US/Tool scam and who we are and of course, subscribe and enable
the notification button. This is what all say in the end, I told them
also, I can sleep…eeeeee….. I can sleep now. Goodbye guys!

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