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    Hi guys

    So i was wondering, how can a phone on contract (ex- iphone) in the US be used in bangladesh?
    @@yman bhaya i guess you once said something about depositing some cash or something like that i don't actually remember :s

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    You have to contact the carrier and ask them to unlock it for use overseas. That is NOT a loophole to bring subsidized phones for use because the person who signs the contract has to pay the dues each month or an Early Termination Fee.

    If the person signing the contract does not have a Social Security Number, then he has to make a security deposit which equals the cost of the phone less the amount paid after subsidy. The rest of the process is the same.

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    Once people used to bring contract phones in Bangladesh through some loophole or was it by paying in full?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asif105878 View Post
    Once people used to bring contract phones in Bangladesh through some loophole or was it by paying in full?
    That was an insurance scam afaik. They bought their phones on contract and bought insurance with it which replaces your phone for free (or for some low fee).

    Then they unlocked it for overseas use, went to BD, sold it, made a GD about it being stolen, went back and showed the police report for the claim. Some people even got in trouble for owning the stolen phones as some of the IMEIs were tracked down by the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    That was an insurance scam afaik. They bought their phones on contract and bought insurance with it which replaces your phone for free (or for some low fee).

    Then they unlocked it for overseas use, went to BD, sold it, made a GD about it being stolen, went back and showed the police report for the claim. Some people even got in trouble for owning the stolen phones as some of the IMEIs were tracked down by the police.
    What the hell?? voyonkor.
    Is there any way to clarify that i am not the victim while buying cellphones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    What the hell?? voyonkor.
    Is there any way to clarify that i am not the victim while buying cellphones?
    If the phone is reported stolen and the IMEI is also passed on to the authorities then yes the new owner might actually be in danger. But I'm not sure how you can check the status of the IMEI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    What the hell?? voyonkor.
    Is there any way to clarify that i am not the victim while buying cellphones?
    That's why you buy from official showroom; not from cheap places.
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    Please do not PM me for support. You will NOT get a reply. Post in the relevant forum section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    That's why you buy from official showroom; not from cheap places.
    but, bought a xperia v from a non-rangs shop. Can u please gives some non-rangs sony mobile shop that are reliable?

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