ALERT FOR ILLEGAL P.T.A APPOVED MOBILE PHONES AND DEALERS

Hussam Danwer

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" " ALERT FOR ILLEGAL OR WANGLED (JUGAARI) P.T.A APPOVED MOBILE PHONES AND DEALERS IN MARKET " "

few days back i was in search for Mobile Phones so i saw an advertisement on Facebook for Google pixel 2 XL USED at MOBILERIVER.

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I went to the shop next day and bought it. Mobile was not Registered/Compliant from PTA and seller (A.SAMI) agreed to give a warranty that it will be registered with PTA with in 7 days along with 7 days checking warranty, so i took the risk because it was proper Shop with the Registered name. Seller (A.SAMI. Well Mobile was in checking mode and later on when i checked it after 7 days on dirbs application and dirbs website and i got the message as follows.

(Your queried mobile IMEI (****1823) belongs to model G011C is compliant (PTA Approved/Registered) and its associated IMEI(s) as per registration data is/are (****7795). Kindly ensure all above mentioned IMEIs (Including digital SIM) belong to the same queried mobile device to avoid blockage and legal action. Buy/Sell this mobile device at your own risk as it is registered under individual CNIC/Passport.)

1st IMEI was of my device AND 2nd wasn't

After this message i was in in doubt that i have only Single Sim Phone with Single IMEI, but why i am getting the Message of Dual SIM and also warning from PTA about "BUY MOBILE AT YOUR OWN RISK".

( We get message like this for PTA Compliant/Registered

Your mobile device (***62) is Compliant (PTA Approved/Registered). This IMEI is of SAMSUNG S9+ G965F device).

after researching it i found out that seller cheated the PTA by inserting 2 Mobile's IMEI in 1 as Google Pixel 2 XL is ESIM Mobile. i rushed to the shop today because i was disturbed that my mobile is illegally Approved and it can be blocked at any time and I humbly requested the seller (A. SAMI) that kindly ensure me and make a proper receipt that my mobile won't be blocked from PTA or i will not get any problem in future. he refused that this is not possible we don't give guarantee and making lame excuses that all of the Pakistan is Selling like this and started SHOUTING at me that (APKO MOBILE DENA HAI WAPIS PAISAY CHAHIYE TO WAPIS LE LO ) . and there was some guy named MOIZ who came and asked me what happened and agreed provide guarantee on the receipt which he gave me but he wrote me that on my receipt not on copy in his book and when i explained him that i want to make this guarantee recorded on both your book's copy and my original receipt then both was out of lame excuses and started to shouting at me that (AB TUMHARA MOBILE 30 HAZAR MA BHI NAHI BIKEGA TUM BECH KAR DIKHAO AUR WAPIS KARKE DIKHAO.) illiterate and uneducated tried to hide there cheating, lol.

THAT UNEDUCATED GUY's NAME WAS MOIZ

when i discussed the known shopkeepers that they did this immediately they asked (WO JO CHASMAY WALA) like they know that he is illiterate FOR P.T.A APPROVING. I got my money back Allhamdulillah because of him.

" i am posting this whole story to aware people properly don't make this mistake like i did and that how shopkeepers are manipulating and selling ILLEGAL APPROVED Mobiles phones in market."

KINDLY AVOID THESE KIND OF MOBILES AND THESE KIND OF SELLERS IN THE MARKET.

If this is the only way how people are selling proper ESIM and PHYSICAL SIM APPROVED with GUARANTEE.

Shop was MOBILERIVER

Shop # 111 Star City Mall Saddar Karachi Lines, Sindh, Pakistan

Kindly Forward this to P.T.A OFFICIALS if Possible.
 
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Radz

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One of my friend bought an S8+ Kit, I checked the IMEI and it was of S6. Shopkeepers are doing all the shady techniques like modifying IMEI, registration on other people's passports, etc to save duty. In the end, its buyer who suffers.

I used to buy mobile kits for many years to save some bucks, I stopped buying kits when PTA introduced mandatory mobile registration.
 

murtaza12

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Thanks for posting this.

It's become common practice now, especially with eSIM devices. Pixels and iPhones, and soon when the S20 series starts getting cheap, they will also be registered like this.

They are registering two devices for the price of one and PTA as usual underestimated the jugaar skills of Pakistanis, so they didn't implement any way of verifying that the two IMEIs being registered belong to the same device.
 
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VelocityX

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Not a big fan of your disdain for the uneducated from your tone, but otherwise informative. I had a very similar experience, except I didn't get a refund.
 

Katashi

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Take a shot (of a halal beverage of course) for every time he wrote A. SAMI?

Sucks that this happened, should always be careful when buying used/gray market products. If it's an iPhone or Pixel you're after, better buy from a reputable seller or ask someone from abroad.
 
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ASKnASK

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I'm confused. Is the phone not working? I thought about this too the other day.. Why not buy a cheap dual sim phone and use its IMEIs and throw the cheap phones in a naala?
 
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mbk99

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I'm confused. Is the phone not working? I thought about this too the other day.. Why not buy a cheap dual sim phone and use its IMEIs and throw the cheap phones in a naala?
The smartphone will work properly i think as PTA dont have any sort of system to check that the 2 IMEI belong to same devices. And the whole smartphone market dealers are doing it. Expect those who are buying off from distributors.
 

smaaz

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The smartphone will work properly i think as PTA dont have any sort of system to check that the 2 IMEI belong to same devices. And the whole smartphone market dealers are doing it. Expect those who are buying off from distributors.
Point is what if use IMEIs of some cheap dual sim phone then IMEIs will be of the same phone, like I have a dead windiws phone but both IMEIs are PTA approved, can used those to punch in any high end LG/Samsung phone ??
 

mbk99

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Point is what if use IMEIs of some cheap dual sim phone then IMEIs will be of the same phone, like I have a dead windiws phone but both IMEIs are PTA approved, can used those to punch in any high end LG/Samsung phone ??
firstly i didn't properly understood what u said, but still if u meant if we can use an PTA approved IMEI of an cheaper or dead phones on high end Samsung or LG etc then yes, provided we can ROOT the smartphone and then install Xposed Installer and IMEI changer modules to override the original/actual IMEI then yes, it will work 100%.

As then ur device will show IMEI of an PTA approved smartphone :D
 

mbk99

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@smaaz to ensure 100% compatibility Rooting is mandatory i think, and Sadly Huawei phones cant be rooted i guess due to their boot-loader being locked :'(
 
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