bad esn?


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  1. anonymouz1828

    anonymouz1828 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I saw someone selling an evo 4g w/ bad esn. What features are locked on bad esn?? Only phone locked?? I want to use for wifi, music, video, etc. thanks!
     

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  2. novarider

    novarider Well-Known Member

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    It locks the phone and data through sprint. Wifi should work fine
     
  3. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

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    Why bother if you can't use it as a phone? The ESN is what makes it connect/work with Sprint's network so the phone would be useless.

    Before you buy, is the phone legit? Seems like there's something you might not know about it's origin or something else.
     
  4. Aero1

    Aero1 Well-Known Member

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    Useless? No way! Bad ESN phones are often $100- $50. For that you get an excellent video player, MP3 player, Wifi camera, and in phone with good GPS, a navigator. 911 also works fine on bad ESN.

    Epics are going to be about $250 bad ESN because with flashing so easy they can be used on a number of other providers who don't use Sprints ESN list (cricket, metro, etfc)
     
  5. silencer271

    silencer271 Well-Known Member

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    bad esn= new cricket phone lol
     
  6. chawski

    chawski Well-Known Member

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    doesnt a bad esn generally mean the phone is stolen and has been disabled by sprint?
     
  7. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Well-Known Member

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    Hasn't been disabled. Just blacklisted from being used on the voice/data networks. The phone's apps (not requiring internet) still work just fine.
     
  8. Kmoney1986

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    I bought a sprint lg optimus from a friend and appaerently they didnt pay their bill so sprint locked the esn. Is their any way to clear the esn without paying her bill? Cuz I just wanna sell it cuz I just bought a virgine mobile lg optimus
     
  9. sonofaresiii

    sonofaresiii Well-Known Member

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    I've got good news and bad news.

    Bad news is that you're SOL. A bad ESN is death for a phone if you're planning on using it on Sprint (and most other networks to boot). Your friend sucks and you need to get your money back from her. They literally will not even let you pay her account off-- it's against their policy. Worse news is, it's likely that they've already closed her account, so even if SHE wanted to, she couldn't pay her account.

    I lied about the good news.
     
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  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    you need new friends...


    you can look into small cdma carriers... they can service bad esn... dont tell them it is bad!

    you can sell bad esn phones on craigslist ..but you should tell them it is bad.
     
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  11. JesterGrafix

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    Sorry to hear about that, that sucks. I would try to get your money back!
     
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  12. M5Rahul

    M5Rahul Well-Known Member

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    Make friends with a Corp. store handset service tech... ;)
     
  13. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    interesting.. but i dont think it is legal what he is doin
     

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