6 reasons why you should check your phone right now

Check your phone

Have you ever wondered if your phone is unlocked and ready to be used with any carrier? Or have you thought about buying a second-hand phone but are worried that it may be blacklisted because it was stolen, lost, or unpaid? Check your phone is a practice that can save you a lot of headaches and increase your device’s value in no time.

The best part? It doesn’t take long, and it’s very, very cheap. Keep reading and discover 6 reasons why you should check your phone right now.

1. Check if your phone is blacklisted (stolen, lost, unpaid…)

If you’re thinking of buying a second-hand phone, after choosing the model, color, or usage time, never forget to check if it’s blacklisted. You would be surprised how often it happens. Imagine investing your savings on a new gadget, and end up discovering that the iPhone you got at a really good price is useless because it was blacklisted.

The good news is that you can quickly, instantly, and anonymously check if it is! In seconds, you can verify if that phone you want so badly has restricted calls, SMS, or data. You just need to know the IMEI code and enter it here. We will send the report to the email you provide right away.

2. Increase the value of your phone for the second-hand market

If you are thinking of selling a phone you have at home to make some extra money, checking it will not only increase its value for the second-hand market but also clarify if it functions correctly for possible buyers.

You can quickly check it here. It’ll take us between 5 and 15 minutes to deliver a complete report to your email. And besides, for each check, we offer you discounts with doctorSIM credits that you can use on all our services.

3. Find out if your phone can be unlocked

Make sure if your phone needs to be unlocked and don’t waste your money. Before requesting an unlock for your iPhone, check if it meets the necessary requirements.

How do we do it? We perform a thorough IMEI check to verify if it meets the requirements for being unlocked. Additionally, you will obtain reliable and accurate information from the official manufacturer’s database. Plus, this check will also allow you to find out if your phone is blacklisted because it was stolen, lost, or unpaid, giving you peace of mind before making any arrangements.

Not only that, but you will also discover which was the original carrier of your phone, which is useful if you plan to use it with a different carrier than the original one.

4. Check if your iPhone has an active iCloud account

Never, ever, ever… buy a second-hand iPhone without verifying if it has an active iCloud account. Have we mentioned you should never do it already? If we emphasize it that much, it’s because knowing this information can save you from mistakenly buying a stolen phone or one that someone sold and forgot to deactivate iCloud on it. Remember that this security measure can render an iPhone completely useless.

The good news is that you can avoid it. By clicking here, you can find out if your iPhone or iPad asks for iCloud passwords. Just provide the IMEI number, and you will receive a check with 100% official information from Apple.

5. Verify if Xiaomi Mi Account is active

On the other hand, if you are on the Android team and thinking of buying a second-hand Xiaomi, don’t forget to check if the Xiaomi Mi Account is active. What is this? It’s an exclusive authentication method for Xiaomi mobile phones.

In other words, if a phone has an active Xiaomi account, knowing the access keys to the Mi Account is essential to be able to use it, and you can find out here.

6. Check if your phone is under warranty

If you’re going to buy a second-hand phone, this is absolutely essential. At doctorSIM, we take care of it completely hassle-free. How do we do it? We review the official manufacturer’s database and provide you with not only the duration but also the exact end date of the warranty.

It’s a check we highly recommend, especially if you’re considering buying or selling a used phone. Even if you have already purchased it in the past, you can still benefit greatly from this check.

Need more reasons? Leave us a comment, and we’ll bring you a second part with more reasons. Have any questions? Reach out to us via DM on any of our social media platforms (Spoiler alert: We’re on almost all of them!), and our team will get back to you in the blink of an eye.


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