Original post by: Gabe ,


The only way the phone will be blacklisted (in my experience with AT&T and T-Mobile) is that it will only be blacklisted if the device was reported stolen.

If possible, your friend would need to report that he found the phone back to the carrier, and in doing so, (assuming insurance already gave you a phone), you would need to return the old (broken) phone back to them.

Third parties may be able to solve your issue to un-blacklisting, but there is no guarantee.