How to sell my IncredibleGeneral


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  1. fish2587

    fish2587 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey everyone,
    So... i've had my Incredible since it came out and have loved it, but i'm a little short on money and am thinking about selling my Incredible and just going back to a flip phone I still have.

    My question is, how do I go about doing this? Say I wanted to sell it on Ebay, or anywhere for that matter. I know that I can activate my old phone, but how do I make the Incredible ready to be owned by someone else? I'm not totally familiar with the whole 'ESN' stuff and how it would work with phone numbers etc.

    Could anybody help me out with this? I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks.

    Mike
     

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  2. MovingColors

    MovingColors Well-Known Member

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    As long as the ESN is clean you can ship it as-is. When they receive it they can call Verizon after attempting to activate it over the phone and they'll set everything up.
     
  3. fish2587

    fish2587 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's really that easy? I'm just on a two year contract with it now, but all I would have to do is activate my other phone and just sell the Incredible? As far as the ESN, the phones not stolen or anything if that's what you meant by 'clean'.

    Seems so easy! Thanks for the response.
     
  4. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

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    oh hell no, id sell my child, my wife, and my pants before i sold my Incredible
     
  5. fish2587

    fish2587 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    haha, wanna buy another one? :)
     
  6. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

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    id have to sell either my child or my wife to afford it HAHAHA

    EDIT, ill work on that lol
     
  7. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

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    You can sell it on the forums in the Classifieds section as well. I moved on to the Droid X (due mainly to the screen size) and had no trouble selling mine here. PayPal made the payment process painless...easy breezy. Good luck!
     
  8. ACD168

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    but if you do this, you still have your contract that you have to pay $30 a month right?? I thought u cant get out of a contract?
     
  9. rcrott1

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    just make sure you do a factory reset on the phone and delete all your personal data.
     
  10. GoinOnTilt

    GoinOnTilt Well-Known Member

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    To the best of my knowledge, you only have a contract with Verizon...not obligated to a particular plan, and certainly not the monthly data plan. As long as you have an active account with Verizon, you are ok. Keep in mind that I believe whenever you modify your account (move up or down in plan) you renew the 2-year agreement.
     
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    I'm not sure about this one, I thought the cost of the phone was subsidized by the $30/month data plan. I'm probably wrong but you might want to check with verizon.
     
  12. Omega3

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    I have a question that is inline with the OP. My dad has his 2 year upgrade available and i want to to use it. how does this work, i know it is possible but i forget what needs to be done.

    would he have to get the phone and add a data package and then transfer back to a flip phone and cancel the data and then i could add the phone on my line? i think this is how it works

    if i order the phone from verizon website, can i just activate it on my line or does it need activated on his first and then transferred?

    thanks for the help, i know there are threads on this but the search function did not return them for me
     
  13. sucker4pa1n

    sucker4pa1n Well-Known Member

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    From what I recall, they'd basically have to NE2 on his phone, go through the setup as though it were going to stay on his account. Once it's successfully activated and good to go, then they'd have to re-activate the ESN from his flip on the phone number (disabling data and whatnot), and activate the DInc on your phone number (making necessary changes, ie. data).

    Basically, in order for their system to let them do it (unless things have changed), they have to pretend like the second line isn't involved at all, until after the process is complete. Then they can move the phone around the account however you want.
     
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    yeah, i believe you are locked into a data contract as well for 2 years. im pretty sure they will let you activate a regular phone on it on my verizon but they will continue to bill you the $30 a month. they basically subsidized your phone with the agreement you are paying them the extra per month.

    in what seems like a lifetime ago, i had a verizon vx6700 (pocketpc). at the time data was optional on smartphones but it would have been $400 or something with just phone and $250 with data so i took the data plan. I tried dropping data after a few months and they wouldnt let me, but at the end of the 2nd year they did.
     
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    thank you very much for this info and that is how i remember it too once it is activated on my dad's account he can reactivate an old phone and then transfer the incredible.

    now just hope they will let me cancel the data on his plan which i think they will.
     
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    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

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    They will
     
  17. Buenos

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    Verizon has made it supper easy online now.....you can transfer an upgrade to different lines! it's awesome. the data plan usually drops off once the system notices it's not a smart phone...I've done this 3 times swapping phones around my different lines....but you can always call and make sure.
    Ive switched plans up n down alot and it never has renewed my 2 yr contract.

    You can also do a *228 option 3 to activate a phone to a new number...
     
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    So I could sell my Incredible, buy a dumb phone for Verizon, that doesnt have the $30 data plan and I wont get charged teh $30 a month???
     
  19. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

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    From what i have experienced, they only charge you $30 if you activate a phone that requires a data plan. If you do *228 from an old dumb phone, it will adjust.

    not positive, but thats what i remember happening to my wife and i
     
  20. VegasOnAcid

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    Sell on Craigslist locally, and meet the person at verizon store. Take the cash and offer to wait while they activate to ensure to them its a clean esn.. and you get cash so no danger of them charging back a CC payment online or bouncing a check.
     
  21. euph_22

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    I really don't get the "Cash is safer than check/CC". Knowingly writing a bad check, or using a credit card to commit larceny are felonies. If somebody does that, walk the check into you're local police station...it's not like they'd be all that hard to track down (the police CAN track the phone).

    And has nobody online heard of counterfeit money? Cash isn't particularly safe either.
     
  22. Lefort1

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    You sound like somebody who believes the police actually care. They don't. As someone who knows people who have been scammed by fradulent CCs and checks, it's not as easy as you think all of the time--there are a lot of variables.

    However, if counterfeit money is used, that's huge. If you ever unknowingly deposit the counterfeit bills into the bank, they will be flagged, and often you will be contacted by the Secret Service. The SS, unlike the police, actually do care. Often times counterfeit bills leads to much more serious underlying criminal actions going on behind the scene. The SS WILL go the extra mile to find the person and prosecute the people behind it.

    Conclusion: Cash, real or fake, is still king granted the person who paid you met you face to face and is in the country (excluding cross-country over the internet money, in which case the SS's jurisdiction probably falls short).
     
  23. euph_22

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    But the SS has no jurisdiction over larceny. They won't go out of their way to retrieve a phone purchased with Fake cash. And they will confiscate the "cash". And the SS really doesn't care about somebody passing a small quantity of counterfeit cash (ok, they care but they have the same man-power issues as any other LE agency, so don't count on them actually working your case). If somebody buys your phone with DIY cash, there's a good cash you'll find yourself with neither your phone OR the money.

    And as for getting the police to "care", they are much more likely to help you out if the charges read check/wire fraud in addition to misdemeanor larceny. Especially if you remind them that the stolen item is a phone with a hand GPS chip in it.

    And you're much more likely to get you're losses cover by a bank or credit card company than the government.

    Not to mention the safety issues of meeting strangers to exchange sums of cash for your valuables.

    Probably the safest way for everyone involved is paypal, but that doesn't necessarily work out if the buyer wants to check out the phone/etc first. Every payment method has it's risks and downside, and in this situation the risks with cash are being grossly underestimated.

    If you're planning on dealing with cash, do yourself the favor of finding out what to check bills for.
     

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