I am thinking about getting a droid off of craigslist. I did this about 3 yrs ago with a BB curve. I got the imi number and called it in, and it was ok. then when i got the phone i found out that it was locked out and couldn't activate it. Turns out the the number was a real number, but the phone was stolen from a store, and at that time , there were 2 different databases. So I am asking if anyone has purchased a vzw phone off craigslist, what is the best way to go about it, and check it out. I figure get the numbers and call it in. Then once I meet the seller, can I activate it by calling *228 to make sure it works. I know you used to be able to enter the numbers in on the web to change phones, but that does not always work and i probably won't have access to the internet unless I meet at a panera. I would like to know that the phone works on the vzw network before I leave, so any advice from others on how they did that is appreciated.