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#26 January 14

infiniteloop

Re: New Phone Jomrok

When I bought the oneplus 6t the ministry of telecom sent an sms saying that my model was not recognized or else I would have 90 days to pay the customs, so in other words as long as the 6T is not recognized by Libanpost the 90 days are not triggered?

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#27 January 14

AVOlio

Re: New Phone Jomrok

infiniteloop wrote:

When I bought the oneplus 6t the ministry of telecom sent an sms saying that my model was not recognized or else I would have 90 days to pay the customs, so in other words as long as the 6T is not recognized by Libanpost the 90 days are not triggered?

Bro your 90 days are triggered.
If this law is indeed in effect, you cannot use your sim on the phone after 90 days.

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#28 January 14

infiniteloop

Re: New Phone Jomrok

AVOlio wrote:
infiniteloop wrote:

When I bought the oneplus 6t the ministry of telecom sent an sms saying that my model was not recognized or else I would have 90 days to pay the customs, so in other words as long as the 6T is not recognized by Libanpost the 90 days are not triggered?

Bro your 90 days are triggered.
If this law is indeed in effect, you cannot use your sim on the phone after 90 days.

How can I pay if they don't have it in the database?

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#29 January 14

AVOlio

Re: New Phone Jomrok

You need to go pay In order for them to put your imei in the database of customs paid.

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#30 January 15

Salloum

Re: New Phone Jomrok

Has anyone with a rooted Android tried to change their IMEI to see if the network can be tricked?

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#31 January 15

infiniteloop

Re: New Phone Jomrok

AVOlio wrote:

You need to go pay In order for them to put your imei in the database of customs paid.

The sms said they didn't recognized the model even though they said it's a Oneplus 6T and what is my IMEI
Can I pay in 2 months and half my customs due while it's not listed?
And anyway to know how many days left?

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#32 January 15

AVOlio

Re: New Phone Jomrok

infiniteloop wrote:
AVOlio wrote:

You need to go pay In order for them to put your imei in the database of customs paid.

The sms said they didn't recognized the model even though they said it's a Oneplus 6T and what is my IMEI
Can I pay in 2 months and half my customs due while it's not listed?
And anyway to know how many days left?

Bro share a picture or write what exactly the sms said both in Arabic and English.

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#33 January 15

Salloum

Re: New Phone Jomrok

infiniteloop wrote:
AVOlio wrote:

You need to go pay In order for them to put your imei in the database of customs paid.

The sms said they didn't recognized the model even though they said it's a Oneplus 6T and what is my IMEI
Can I pay in 2 months and half my customs due while it's not listed?
And anyway to know how many days left?

I think you may have to go pay somewhere else than Libanpost. The actual customs. Its near or in the airport. I know very little about this so maybe someone else can share detailed info

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#34 January 15

infiniteloop

Re: New Phone Jomrok

AVOlio wrote:
infiniteloop wrote:
AVOlio wrote:

You need to go pay In order for them to put your imei in the database of customs paid.

The sms said they didn't recognized the model even though they said it's a Oneplus 6T and what is my IMEI
Can I pay in 2 months and half my customs due while it's not listed?
And anyway to know how many days left?

Bro share a picture or write what exactly the sms said both in Arabic and English.

Here you go
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PjNrc … tGcjq_47wN

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#35 January 15

AVOlio

Re: New Phone Jomrok

As I suspected.
Customs are not paid for yiur device. You need to pay it, otherwise you won't be able to use your sim on it after 90 days.

I don't know if liban post has any information about this, last time I called them about the same issue with my op5t, they said they still do not have any info about the thing so they cannot accept payments yet.
Theres a thread here which explains how to pay the customs by visiting the airport and the mot in downtown, check that out.

Also, if the seller told you that customs have been paid for your phone, I suggest you contact him and tell him about this.

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#36 January 16

zahi_k

Re: New Phone Jomrok

So, I've been living outside Lebanon, Paid for my phone with Taxes in USA. now, by relocating to Lebanon, I have to re-pay for the tax? it's a used 2 years old phone.

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#37 January 16

infiniteloop

Re: New Phone Jomrok

So if Libanpost doesn't update their list I will have to go to customs in Riad el Solh?
Any particular paper to bring or they will just do a search on the internet to see the price of the phone and calculate the customs due?

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#38 January 17

wollyka

Re: New Phone Jomrok

You cannot pay in Libapost just yet. My friend bought an iPhone XR from a retailer and received the same SMS. Libanpost was not able to help since they still don't have the "system" for payments!!
The seller was contacted and he said that he already paid the customs and he will solve the issue. So we are waiting..

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#39 January 17

infiniteloop

Re: New Phone Jomrok

Ministry of telecoms should have prepare this whole Libanpost system before starting this very badly made law.
They should pause this law till they update the ''system'', btw they have to continuously update it because prices drop

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#40 January 18

wollyka

Re: New Phone Jomrok

This law was put so they can make purchasing cheaper phones from abroad harder for the consumers and they are nailing this. Noew you have to buy from local importers with higher prices.

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#41 January 19

infiniteloop

Re: New Phone Jomrok

wollyka wrote:

This law was put so they can make purchasing cheaper phones from abroad harder for the consumers and they are nailing this. Noew you have to buy from local importers with higher prices.

I understand it's for protecting local importers (not shops who sold 10x without this law) but at least they should make everything ready before starting it, like an access to all prices and models at Libanpost in the technology world, not only samsung,apple and huawei. This country is making laws that make us return 100 years in the past like the paypal law that is considered as ''dangerous'' for local banks (that are making billions of $ each year btw)

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#42 January 19

xerxes

Re: New Phone Jomrok

someone is making big money out of this, not only importers.
the ones who implemente the system as well and the ones behind him.

but again, we still nag about every single issue without doing anything about it. all of this are the symptoms of a corrupt system. we will keep seeing it again...and again

this is nothing compared to other stuff, like f*king with our health (garbage, Medicine...)

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#43 January 19

Sasuke

Re: New Phone Jomrok

Salloum wrote:

Has anyone with a rooted Android tried to change their IMEI to see if the network can be tricked?

Is it possible to change IMEI number on my phone after root ?

Short answer: no, it's not possible. The IMEI is tied to the baseband SoC on your device and since the baseband is what communicates with your carriers network, Android isn't really involved at all. With root access it's possible to spoof the IMEI on the Android side of things but your carrier has nothing to do with that part of your device from a billing point of view so it wouldn't make sense.

Bear in mind, even if you could modify your IMEI, chances are that your fake one would be blacklisted by your carrier pretty quickly. The IMEI follows a strict format including a TAC and duplicate IMEIs is something a carrier will typically discover pretty quickly.

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#44 January 19

beezer

Re: New Phone Jomrok

From what I heard it was customs who implemented this law. Telecom doesn't get any benefit from it.

infiniteloop wrote:

Ministry of telecoms should have prepare this whole Libanpost system before starting this very badly made law.

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#45 last month

AVOlio

Re: New Phone Jomrok

Just to update you guys on this matter.

It's been 3 months now since I got the infamous sms.
(I received it on Nov 9 2018, and now it's Feb 10 2018)
The sim car is still working on my phone.

I guess the law is not being implemented??
(unless, with my bad luck, and just so the universe gets back at me, the sim will stop working on my phone during these couple of days and make this post void)

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#46 last month

xazbrat

Re: New Phone Jomrok

AVOlio wrote:

Just to update you guys on this matter.

It's been 3 months now since I got the infamous sms.
(I received it on Nov 9 2018, and now it's Feb 10 2018)
The sim car is still working on my phone.

I guess the law is not being implemented??
(unless, with my bad luck, and just so the universe gets back at me, the sim will stop working on my phone during these couple of days and make this post void)

Interesting--that is 93 days, so past the 90 day window.  Let us know if anything changes, because if it does, my next phone will come through Dubai and delivered to me by a family member 

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#47 last month

mmk92

Re: New Phone Jomrok

A friend of mine got the message over 4 months ago and could still use his phone.

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#48 last month

chosen2k

Re: New Phone Jomrok

That's the funniest shit ever

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#49 last month

nefe_lpmk

Re: New Phone Jomrok

I have two cases in my office where after passing the window, phone and sms worked however mobile data stopped working.

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#50 last month

infiniteloop

Re: New Phone Jomrok

nefe_lpmk wrote:

I have two cases in my office where after passing the window, phone and sms worked however mobile data stopped working.

So it's Alfa/MTC who will lose in this situation

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