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When the owner of a mobile phone looses their phone and

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When the owner of a mobile phone looses their phone and reports it lost to the network the phone is blocked so it can no longer be used in the UK. If the owner later finds the phone mobile phone networks will not unblock the phone again. My question is, is it legal or illegal to offer an independent service where by the mobile phone can be remotely unblocked?

No , it would not be illegal, where I live there is a shop that specialises in just this service.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thankyou. Just to confirm i am not refering to network unlocking of a phone so you can use it on any network. I am referring to blacklisted or barred phones which have been reported lost.Regards

Dear *****

I cannot see how that would be illegal in itself. Any offence would relate to how any information obtained from such a phone was used not the act of unlocking it itself.


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