1. empaa's Avatar
    I've just bought a second hand BlackBerry off eBay.

    Initially, I was happy with its condition so left positive feedback etc. However, I was appalled on discovering that the handset's IP has been banned from certain websites for "requesting child pornography". Due to the nature of the degree I am studying for I simply cannot be associated with this IP address.

    The seller claims to be Police Officer but refuses to provide me with his collar number or rank. I have opened the case up with eBay but in the mean time, is there any way I can rid myself of this IP address?
    05-28-11 11:56 AM
  2. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Did you perform a complete wipe before you started using it?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-11 12:02 PM
  3. empaa's Avatar
    Is there any way that someone else could have 'cloned' the handset's IP?
    05-28-11 12:02 PM
  4. empaa's Avatar
    Did you perform a complete wipe before you started using it?
    When I started it up I had to go through 'Setup' so I presumed that it was already wiped. Could that have made a difference to any IP bans anyway?
    05-28-11 12:04 PM
  5. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    Your phone will always have that IP address, so you will need to buy another BB.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-11 12:04 PM
  6. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I would just send it back and claim your money back trough paypal.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-11 12:07 PM
  7. howarmat's Avatar
    the phone IP will change, the "mac" address is hardware related and will not change though.

    Either way you are probably going to have to get another berry
    05-28-11 12:07 PM
  8. travaz's Avatar
    I think I would return it and Document Document Document everything you do in regard to the phone. If the issue ever comes up later you can cover yourself. I would be getting rid of that phone asap.
    Last edited by travaz; 05-28-11 at 12:17 PM. Reason: Typo
    05-28-11 12:16 PM
  9. jinxednuance's Avatar
    Shouldn't you not be associated to this IP regardless of what you're studying?
    05-28-11 12:50 PM
  10. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    Shouldn't you not be associated to this IP regardless of what you're studying?
    True. Get a new phone.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-11 01:00 PM
  11. tbrenn's Avatar
    +1 to getting a new device... should be no problem to get your money back.. just follow the proper ebay/paypal steps, and as was mentioned already, document everything....
    05-28-11 05:01 PM
  12. Mister Xiado's Avatar
    OH MY GOD, STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION. THIS IS NOT A PHONE ISSUE.

    Your IP address is randomly assigned by your carrier through a number of proxy servers, and some of these address blocks are shared by multiple ISPs and cellular service providers. It is not uncommon to wind up temporarily banned just because your proxy changed.
    05-29-11 12:19 PM
  13. ishrat75's Avatar
    there is no way to change the IP u must buy new BB Mate.
    05-29-11 01:48 PM
  14. Mister Xiado's Avatar
    If the wrong in this thread could be concentrated, it would be enough to make fire cold, water dry, rice black, the sky green, grass purple, and the pope protestant.
    05-30-11 02:49 AM
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