Galaxy Note 4

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  1. Donald Garrick

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    I bought a Galaxy Note 4 from someone I know but I don't think its the right one. I'm currently with Straight Talk and when I gave them the IMEI they told me that the number is no good. But when I put my SIM card in it works but will not let me update. Its saying connection failed error. Can someone help me with this? I think I bought a fake one.
     
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    Weird.....I am not sure how to tell if it is fake or not....can you take pictures of it?

    sent from my fabulous Note 4♡
     
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    Could the IMEI be blocked.....meaning not able to be activated?

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    If your friend has an outstanding bill to the last service provider for that phone, they certainly can block the IMEI number. I agree, that's a good place to start looking for an answer. Not a solution, mind you, an ANSWER.

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    Then one other thing I had notice is that the IMEI that's on the back of the phone doesn't match the IMEI under about phone.
     
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    This is a huge red flag here. Something screwy is going on. Is it a huge noticeable difference or like an O where a zero should be?

    Note 4Tified
     
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    A big difference. I Googled both, the IMEI one that's under about phone sent me to a web site on someone who fixes phones. And the IMEI on the back of the phone didn't pull up anything.
     
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    I believe there is an IMEI site that will check it. However if the phone wasn't made for straight talk it won't update on their network.

    Note 4Tified
     
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    Oh okay, thanks. I just talk to someone and I gave them the model # with is sm-n9100 and they said it was not a Note 4.
     
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    Wow, I just got off the phone with Samsung customer service. They told me to call China because the that version wasn't made in the USA.
     
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    Version meaning the OS or the device?