Bad ESN/lost/found phone question


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  1. jackroo

    jackroo Well-Known Member

    I'm on Sprint and have been reading online about phones with bad ESNs. Is there any way to activate these phones? I understand that the phone may have an outstanding balance, be lost or stolen.

    I heard rooting (Android) or jail breaking (iPhone) is a work around on these phones? Any replies would help.

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  2. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    illegal to try and activate a phone with bad ESN. This site will not allow one to discuss such matters.

    if you want more information, contact your carrier.
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  3. devildogg1981

    devildogg1981 Well-Known Member

    I had found a phone and it says "your account is not authorized" Can thus phone be activated on an account?

    Thank you
  4. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    If you found someone phone you should return it, it is illegal to activate someone else phone, do the right thing and report it to the carrier. That is what you would expect someone to do if you lost your phone.


  5. mookie800

    mookie800 Member

    I agree do the right thing.
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