I recently bought a Nokia Lumia 920 from eBay. After reading some negative feedback about the seller (yes, after I bought it). I am now worried whether or not the phone I've purchased is an original or a refurbished phone from the Far East.

Is there any way that I can run a check on the phone when it arrives to verify if the phone is new and unused and compatible with Irish networks?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am very worried seeing as the phone was very expensive and I don't want to be sold a sub standard version.

Thank you for any help which you may give me.

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You can use the life time counter to see how long the phone has been active. You can access it by dialling ##634#.

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    Cool! +1 Is there a list somewhere of all the available dialing codes like ##634#? – lkessler Jul 2 '13 at 20:13
  • Just for the record - this does not work on the Lumia 520. I get a COLOR VARIANT + LIFE TIME COUNTER screen, but all it displays is BLACK. Rest of the screen is blank. – Bob Jul 3 '13 at 9:18
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    @lkessler There's a list here. – Bob Jul 3 '13 at 9:32
  • Correction to my previous comment: it worked after an update to extras+info in the Store. So it actually might not work on new phones, depending on the firmware version. – Bob Jul 8 '13 at 10:51
  • What if the sim card isn't inserted to the phone. How can we know that it's a testing one? Here is my situation, if you read it, please help me : windowsphone.stackexchange.com/questions/9116/… – Knumber10 Mar 23 '15 at 6:32

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