Actually its my dads phone which i gave him a year ago for his birthday. It used to be my mine and worked fine for the year i had it. He is currently in residing in France, but has a UK sim. It was all working for the last year and now he tells me that all it says is BLOCKED.
Its from the UK, but was never activated with 02, it was bought from the Carphone warehouse when they were first released, and hence used the original userland hack to activate it and was used with my voda sim before i gave it to him.
He has had no problems at all, except yesterday it now just says BLOCKED.
He only has access to emergency calls.
I presume this may be an IMEI issue? But why, its not stolen or been reported stolen? I even have the box and the original carphone warehouse receipt which has the imei number on it.
Can o2 block these phones because they were never activated legitimetly?
Any advice would be great.