Question: Does CeX Buy Locked Phones?

Do CeX buy blacklisted phones?

tl;dr just take it back to CeX.

When phones are sold to CeX they check the IMEI against a database of blocked phones (whether stolen or otherwise) and if the phone is returned blacklisted they don’t buy it.

Should I unlock my phone before selling?

Most carriers in the U.S. should unlock your phone for you assuming you bought the phone from that carrier, your account is in good standing, and you’ve had it for around 40-60 days (this varies from carrier to carrier). Be careful, you only get so many tries before you’re locked out entirely from your phone.

What if you buy a stolen phone?

If you’re buying a phone online or secondhand, you can first check the IMEI number with your service provider to see if the phone has been reported lost or stolen. You can also research the number on various websites, which claim to tell you if the phone is on the black list.

Do contract phones get blocked?

You can buy a phone that the contract has passed it’s 24 months but before that if the guy miss payments it will be blacklisted until the contract owner settles the debt.

Can I unlock my phone for free?

Yes, it is legal to unlock phones. More importantly, the FCC has mandated that all carriers should unlock phones for their consumers for free, if a consumer so desires. That said, you need to know whether your phone is eligible to be unlocked. The FCC isn’t giving you a free pass to con the carriers.

How do you unlock a phone that has a password?

Use Volume keys to scroll to Wipe Data/factory reset option and then use the power button to select this mode. Step 5. Under Wipe Data/factory reset select “Yes” and then reboot your android device. Once your phone is powered on you can do the settings and set another password, pin or pattern for you lock screen.

Can you return phones to CeX?

What is your store returns policy? 2 Days Goodwill return – If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, we will happily return it to voucher within 2 days of purchase. Please note that all items must be returned in the same state/condition in which they were sold.

Do you need a receipt for CeX?

We do require the receipt as a proof of purchase. Please contact us through our support page and address it as FAO – Aslam so that I can assist you. Please mention your CeX membership ID and the registered email address.

Do you need a CeX card to sell?

A CeX membership allows you to sell and trade your items with us at anyone of our UK based stores. It’s free and easy to become a member! We have 2 types of membership. You do not need to bring ID to sign up for Exchange Membership.

How much do Tesco charge to unlock a phone?

Tesco Mobile will unlock Pay Monthly phones for free at the end of your contract period or for a £20 fee if you wish to unlock your phone before then. Pay As You Go phones can be unlocked for free after 12 months, otherwise again a £20 charge will apply.

Can a phone be unlocked if its not paid off?

You’ll have to wait until your contract is up before you can unlock your phone. There’s an exception, however — if you’re willing to pay an early termination fee on your contract, you’ll then be eligible. So if you owe money, your carrier doesn’t have to unlock your phone.

How long does it take to unlock a phone?

Usually, the unlock code is obtained from the supplier within a maximum period of 24 business hours, although there are cases where this could take anywhere from one hour up to three business days. Other times, the code is provided in less than 15 minutes.