When a phone is blacklisted, and they block the IMEI, does it get blocked for all provders? I purchased a phone online, and I believe it is a contract phone, but it is unlocked, if they blacklist the phone, is that for all companies?
Anyone thinking about buying a phone off Kijiji, Craigslist etc., ask for the IMEI first so you can check whether the phone has been reported lost or stolen before you decide to purchase. If it is it will go on the Blacklist and no carrier will activate the device. Buyer beware! See Ivan's link above to verify.