If I buy a Sprint EVO 4G NEW with a Clean ESN?


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  1. Stoowyguy

    Stoowyguy Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi, my name is Cory. I have a question regarding the Android Phone HTC EVO 4G 3D phone. If I bought a Evo 3D phone off of Ebay or Criegslist and it says that it has a clean ESN. Will I be able to use it like a iPod touch, meaning no 3g or 4g network just connect to wifi without paying for a contract. Or it Popping up NO SIM OR ACTIVATE NOWWW
     

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  2. Yeahha

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    Yeah you should be able to use it on wifi and have no issues.
     
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    Stoowyguy Member This Topic's Starter

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    So it would say like activate or anything
     
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    Actually Cory. If your only goal is to use it as an iPod Touch then you could buy one with a bad esn much cheaper. The esn of a Sprint phone only comes into play if you try and activate it.

    A couple of thoughts though, since I own a EVO 4G:

    -The battery life on these devices pale in comparison to the battery life of a iPod Touch, so if you plan on using it a lot in an area with no power outlets or something then I would look elsewhere.

    -The good new though, regardless of the esn being good or bad, you may still use "google voice" over a wifi network. That means that even if the esn is bad if you have wifi, you have an active phone.


    So to answer your question. Yes. You may use a HTC EVO (good or bad esn) as an iPod Touch, among other things.
     
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    Battery should be better on one that is not activated as you can keep it in airplane mode at all times and not be searching for a signal. Regardless I don't think it should pester you to activate it. I agree with brody8898 that the batterylife is going to be diminished compared to a standalone mp3 player or non-phone MID
     
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    Good observation Yeahha, I hadn't thought about airplane mode. That should save you some battery life.
     
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    Thank you for your support guys because I was really confused. Oh and sorry about that I was just talking about the 3d one
     
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    Same goes for pretty much any Sprint/Verizon labeled Android device. HTC EVO 3D included.
     

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