I bought a Samsung galaxy 3s and i put my chip in and it won't work . I then brought the phone into koodo said it was lost or stolen

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Have a Samsung galaxy 3s and I put my chip in, it said check the network i did it had three k oodo,etc,bell . I hit k oodo said serching then k oodo unavailable try later. Was told that the phone might be lost or stolen so will i be able to ever use it . Can there be a number punched into the phone so it'll register with koodo.
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  • mad i can't use the phone and it is a koodo phone

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No. Being able to do so would defeat the entire purpose of being able to blacklist the phone. Only the person who reported it as lost or stolen has the ability to remove the list /stolen flag from the imei number of the phone.
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So I. Screwed then
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If you bought a lost or stolen phone from a third party, then yes, it is your problem, not koodo's.
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Is there not a numeric imei number
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The imei number is programed into each phone at the time of manufacture. It is the unique identifying number for that handset and can't be changed. It is this number that has been flagged with every provider in North America, saying "Do not let this phone connect to your network, it has been reported lost or stolen."
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Thank you have a good day

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