Can your old network block an unlocked phone on a different network?

I'm in a dispute with my old provider. Could they still block my phone even if it's now unlocked and on a different network?

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 14:18

You mean can they remotely simlock? No; but they can IMEI block it.
Not sure about any legal precedence, but technically, yes, it is possible for them to disable your/their phone.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 15:36

IMEI block, yes. SIM block, no

If this is a "you haven't paid your contract", dispute; expect to find your phone a useless paper-weight sooner rather than later.


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