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I found two different translations for this phrase. Which is more correct, or is more commonly used by native speakers?

  1. That phone is on the blacklist.
  2. That phone is blacklisted.

Context: I wish to say that a particular phone is listed somewhere as the phone of someone engaged in wrongdoing such as fraud.

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    The phone is blacklisted or is on the black list. – StoneyB May 2 '13 at 11:42
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The second is probably more common but is still a little awkard. It is not the physical phone that is blacklisted, but the phone number. Therefor, most common would probably be

That phone number is blacklisted.

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The better and shorter phrase is #2

That phone is blacklisted.

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