1. fxyb's Avatar
    If I brought a SG# with a bad ESN could it be possible to have it on straight talk? I found one on ebay at a decent price and was just wondering if that was possible, I asked the person selling it and they had no clue.
    12-23-2012 01:10 PM
  2. rickydavis1051's Avatar
    They can be blacklisted

    Sent from my S3 which is pretty damn nice.
    12-23-2012 01:12 PM
  3. Captian4Phones's Avatar
    If it's stolen then it's probably a good idea to cut your losses and get rid of it. You may face criminal charges depending on the state. If the previous owner just didn't pay their bill then no one cares besides that respective carrier. You can flash it to your carrier (if cdma) or unlock it to use with a different sim.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-26-2012 01:12 AM

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