Hello! Sorry for the repeat post. This is a new keyboard, and I did not spell check that last one. Please delete if you want, that one... http://androidforums.com/virgin-mobile/642865-bad-esn-sprint-samgung-gsiii-vm.html#post5161205 I want to buy one of these CDMA S III's (usually from Sprint, not Verizon Wireless or another carrier like US Cellular.) I am wanting to flash it to Virgin Mobile. Many on EBay say "bad ESN," and I am hearing that that means either 1. Stolen phone, or 2. Broken contract (non-payment.) So how does this translate to Virgin Mobile? I just missed one that was supposedly programmed using a "donor method," from a working, activated Virgin Mobile phone. IMEI, ESN, etc. Is that accurate? And, lastly in this FINAL revision of the post I just swung and missed on, twice.. Can someone tell me everything and exactly what I would have to do (software, cables, etc) to get a "Bad ESN" Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII (for example, this one Samsung Galaxy s III SPH L710 16GB Pebble Blue Sprint Smartphone Bad ESN 635753499919 | eBay) to Virgin Mobile? ... and would it work? Windows 7, I have USB ports.. THANKS! Sorry again for the two swings-and-misses. I just really want to do this, and I just missed the auction for a pre-done phone like this. I could save some money, and be fancy. And I like both of these things. And the S III. So, please, let me know. Thank you!