1. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I was curious and perusing ebay looking at vzw iphone 4's... there a several listed as new or like new but with bad ESNs.

    How and Why would that be??
    04-01-2011 03:35 AM
  2. spunkmeijer's Avatar
    A bad ESN is usually the result of a phone that has been reported stolen or lost. As far as I know from working as tech support for a wireless company before, the phone cannot be a activated on the original network or any other network. The phones you see on Ebay are normally bought for spare parts or testing apps.

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    04-01-2011 03:44 AM
  3. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I know why the ESN is bad.... but these phones are going for upward of $400-$500! Many of them are brand new. Does VZW offer insurance on the iphone??

    Also, a VZW phone with bad ESN CAN be activated on CRICKET....
    04-01-2011 03:46 AM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    The only way you can get ins on a phone covered by Verizon is it has to be bought from a corporate or a retailer for Verizon. Ebay has an ins co for electronics. Squaretrade
    04-03-2011 11:42 PM
  5. plemelin's Avatar
    I am just curious why there would be an IPHone thread on this site in this area? Doesn't make sense.
    04-04-2011 03:36 PM
  6. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Because I am an Incredible owner and was just curious about something I saw and thought would ask the people I am used to being around their opinion.

    If you have a problem with the thread, why did you even click on it?
    04-04-2011 04:16 PM