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Avoid buying a blocked phone
Phones can be blocked from use on Australian mobile networks if the user has reported it as lost or stolen to their mobile carrier. If you’re looking at buying a second-hand phone, you can use the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) website to check it's status.
You’ll need the phone's 15 digit IMEI number before you can check its status. Check our ‘How-to’ guide for more info.
Visit the AMTA website and click the link to check the IMEI.
Enter the phone’s IMEI to check its status.