If I network unlock a blacklisted phone can I use it abroad?

When a phone is blacklisted, it will not work properly in the country of origin of the network carrier that reported it.

You can usually tell if a phone has been blacklisted because you will be unable to get any coverage and therefore receive or make any calls.

It may be possible to send text messages or browse the Internet but not make any calls.

These restrictions normally only apply to the country of origin of the network that placed the phone on the blacklist. However, as blacklist regulations change regularly, we cannot guarantee that these restrictions do not extend to other countries in the future as well.

Please keep in mind that doctorSIM cannot remove a phone from the blacklist. A phone can only be removed from the blacklist by the network carriers and government authorities once the legal owner of the phone has resolved the issue that led to the phone being reported in the first place (loss, theft or unpaid bill).

doctorSIM is unable to issue a refund for the network unlocking service if the phone doesn't work because it has been blacklisted by the original network carrier, as checking this information before placing an order is the sole responsibility of the owner of the phone.

You can check if a phone has been blacklisted by contacting the original network carrier or by using our Blacklist Status Phone Check: