egzthunder1 · Aug 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

Beta Units of Dell Streak Get IMEI Blocked by AT&T

If you are eagerly waiting for the Dell Streak, you may want to stay clear from buying the pre-release versions sold by AT&T in the US. As it turns out, the IMEI numbers for the devices that were sold were in beta (trial) stages as well. Long story short, the trial period expired and the Streaks out in the market, got automatically blocked by AT&T with no way of getting a cell connection. According to a thread started by XDA moderator hdbueller, AT&T says that the block will be lifted once the release is official in the US.

This is not the case across the board though as there are users who claim that they still have connection even after the block.

Hi all.
I am currently on the phone with AT&T as my USA beta Streak has quit working!! I am being told that the US Streaks were designed to quit after the evaluation period was over!! I now can not make any calls with it at all except to AT&T!!
Any one else had their Streak IMEI blocked by AT&T??

UPDATE: Over at Modaco they are starting to drop like flies……several posts about it now! It is happening as we speak!!
UPDATE 2: Quote from Dell:
All 1100+ US beta Streak IMEI’s are now invalid! They could not (or would not) say if the IMEI’s will be good again after the release!
UPDATE 3: Dell states that it was AT&T that did this to us and that the affected units will work again AFTER the official USA release! They could not say when that would be tho….. 

For more up to date information, visit the discussion thread.


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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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