Originally Posted by SolApathy
Well, being that it is a bad ESN you cannot add it to a Sprint account which means either:
-The phone is still on someone else's account
-There is an unpaid balance on the account the phone is attached to
-The phone was reported stolen
As far as the Roaming is concerned You are not connected to the native provider for the phone (Sprint) so you are technically roaming.
Thanks for replying again, I do know what is Bad ESN phone & it looks like the seller(who sold it to me on ebay) is the original owner of this phone(this is new phone with BAD ESN), as I can clearly see his name in the 'Account Username' in 'About Phone' Section of Phone Settings. I think he is not gonna make payments that's why he listed the phone as BAD ESN. Any ways I informed the seller that it is 'Roaming' in my country.
But what I can't comprehend is that is it truly roaming on my (RUIM) network provider using the Sprint account(assuming it is still active on sprint account) or is it just working on my (RUIM) network provider.
I've reasons supporting & opposing the both cases, as I'm being charged for the calls, text & data by RUIM provider. After ending a call, or sending a message, I get an immediate message saying so & so much amount is been deducted for the last call or text or data, which is normal for my RUIM prepaid network provider. And all the calls, text & data are being charged at local rates(we do have roaming charges applied if we use a sim card from one state in another state of our country).
As I said in previous post, if I stop CDMA roaming the signal gets lost completely. Reason only phone knows & unfortunately technology is not developed so much that a smart phone is smart enough to express itself(telling why it is doing few things the way it is doing them).