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Buying an Incredible on ebay with clean ESN?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by DoNotBuyEris, Aug 3, 2011.

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    I recently broke my droid eris' screen. i can still receive texts but the screen is just black and cracked... but i DO NOT want that phone anymore. So i been looking on ebay for a droid incredible and found one at a really cheap price without contract with a clean ESN. I need one more year through my contract

    so basically i was wondering if just recieve the droid incredible through the mail and open it up, will i be able to active the incredible by myself with a call to verizon?

    please and thank you.
     

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    You bet, super simple; make sure your other phone is turned off, and it will ask you to activate the first time you boot the new phone (if it doesn't dial *228, but it should). Follow the prompts and you're good to go.

    If you have insurance don't be surprised if you lose it. Sometimes they let it slide, sometimes I think the system messes up and just doesn't drop it, but more often than not since this isn't a phone bought through an authorized dealer they won't let you keep it.
     
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    ok thanks man
     

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