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    Not if this is gonna get blocked but I'm going to ask it anyway. My brother reported his phone lost a while back and is now trying to give that phone to someone else. Will sprint block the esn of the phone that was reported lost?

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    I think so unless he calls Sprint & tells them his phone is no longer lost.
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    Boy, what is it with brothers of people on this forum.

    Most likely the esn is already blacklisted. He really should return it to Assurion, but sounds like this given your wording it sounds like this was intentional on his part. Unless flashed to another carrier it would on be a very undersized tablet working on wifi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Boy, what is it with brothers of people on this forum.

    Most likely the esn is already blacklisted. He really should return it to Assurion, but sounds like this given your wording it sounds like this was intentional on his part. Unless flashed to another carrier it would on be a very undersized tablet working on wifi.
    If it sounds confusing then I'm sorry it sounded good in my head(everything always does ) but he to rephrase he reported it lost so he can give his note 2 to someone else. Would the phone still be usable on another network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klokateer123 View Post
    If it sounds confusing then I'm sorry it sounded good in my head(everything always does ) but he to rephrase he reported it lost so he can give his note 2 to someone else. Would the phone still be usable on another network?

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    That sounds like he's trying to commit fraud... but to answer your question. Unless it is a CDMA MVNO and he knows how to flash it to their services, nope, blacklisted ESN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilotimz View Post
    That sounds like he's trying to commit fraud... but to answer your question. Unless it is a CDMA MVNO and he knows how to flash it to their services, nope, blacklisted ESN.
    K thanks I've been trying to tell him it won't work. But it's 1 versus 3 (brother, his gf, and my dad) right now. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by klokateer123 View Post
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    I've been trying to tell him it won't work. But it's 1 versus 3
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    So give/sell them the phone & wash your hands of it. Simple as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klokateer123 View Post
    If it sounds confusing then I'm sorry it sounded good in my head(everything always does ) but he to rephrase he reported it lost so he can give his note 2 to someone else. Would the phone still be usable on another network?

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    Nope, you said it exactly right. This is the second "brother" about to commit fraud in a week.

    If he does go through with this and doesn't turn the phone back in to Assurion saying that it was found, make sure you THANK HIM from all of us for keeping our insurance rates high!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Nope, you said it exactly right. This is the second "brother" about to commit fraud in a week.

    If he does go through with this and doesn't turn the phone back in to Assurion saying that it was found, make sure you THANK HIM from all of us for keeping our insurance rates high!!
    Well he's already filed a claim. I told him it was fraud and then he proceeds to call me a "textbook nerd". Unfortunately he really doesn't think things through. -.- can I call in instead and say that his phone has been found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klokateer123 View Post
    Well he's already filed a claim. I told him it was fraud and then he proceeds to call me a "textbook nerd". Unfortunately he really doesn't think things through. -.- can I call in instead and say that his phone has been found?

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    You probably can, but honestly I don't know what good it will do. They would probably contact him and he would most likely say it's still lost. As soon as he filed a claim it will be blacklisted. No one will be able to activate it on Sprint. If they try, whoever tries might get in trouble too. The only thing the phone would be good for would be as a wifi device without some rooting and moving to a prepaid cdma carrier.

    At this point I hope he does it again, then I hope he really does lose his phone - then he will have to pay full price to get another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    You probably can, but honestly I don't know what good it will do. They would probably contact him and he would most likely say it's still lost. As soon as he filed a claim it will be blacklisted. No one will be able to activate it on Sprint. If they try, whoever tries might get in trouble too. The only thing the phone would be good for would be as a wifi device without some rooting and moving to a prepaid cdma carrier.

    At this point I hope he does it again, then I hope he really does lose his phone - then he will have to pay full price to get another.
    Hmm I see. But can the phone still be active on another carrier like cricket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klokateer123 View Post
    Hmm I see. But can the phone still be active on another carrier like cricket?

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    Are you the alleged brother, if not why are you participating in insurance fraud which is a criminal offence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the gator View Post
    Are you the alleged brother, if not why are you participating in insurance fraud which is a criminal offence.
    Nah. I just have a bad case of curiosity.

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