1. stardust342's Avatar
    Ok, so I needed a new line, but didn't need a new phone, so I bought an S6 Edge, took the SIM card out, and put it in another phone, and everything is working fine. I just want to know if I am clear to sell the phone on something like eBay, and the person who got it would be able to put their SIM into it and have it work fine. Also, what do I list it as? Is it Carrier Unlocked or what would it be considered?
    Thanks!
    06-15-2015 05:21 PM
  2. Mr. Toad's Avatar
    Ok, so I needed a new line, but didn't need a new phone, so I bought an S6 Edge, took the SIM card out, and put it in another phone, and everything is working fine. I just want to know if I am clear to sell the phone on something like eBay, and the person who got it would be able to put their SIM into it and have it work fine. Also, what do I list it as? Is it Carrier Unlocked or what would it be considered?
    Thanks!
    You can sell it. It is carrier unlocked. Just need to check the bands on the phone and the potential carrier.
    06-15-2015 05:24 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    You should list it as a Verizon/unlocked phone. It will not fully work on any other usa carriers (missing bands /features)

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-15-2015 06:40 PM
  4. bkeaver's Avatar
    Is the phone 100% paid in full? Or is it under contract because if it's still on contract whether 2 year or edge you cannot sell it because esn will not be clear to sell. Unless I'm mistaken.
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    06-15-2015 08:40 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Is the phone 100% paid in full? Or is it under contract because if it's still on contract whether 2 year or edge you cannot sell it because esn will not be clear to sell. Unless I'm mistaken.
    You can sell it, and the new user would be fine, so long as you continue the contract. If you become delinquent in your contract then Verizon would blacklist the phone
    Mr. Toad likes this.
    06-15-2015 08:58 PM
  6. stardust342's Avatar
    I'll keep paying for the contract of course.
    Thanks for the info.
    06-15-2015 11:26 PM
  7. huskers15's Avatar
    I'll keep paying for the contract of course.
    Thanks for the info.
    You can sell it through Swappa.com , its very good site and better than ebay. There are people who work there watch everything and make sure the sale is smooth. Good luck!
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    06-16-2015 09:48 AM
  8. oscarnyc's Avatar
    Why would someone buy the phone if verizon can shut it down if OP stops paying his bill? What recourse would the buyer have? Sounds like a terrible risk to take even if I knew the seller, let alone from a total stranger.

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    06-16-2015 12:28 PM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Why would someone buy the phone if verizon can shut it down if OP stops paying his bill? What recourse would the buyer have? Sounds like a terrible risk to take even if I knew the seller, let alone from a total stranger.

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    That's why I avoid buying used. And yes it is a risk. People probably do it to save money.

    Sent from my Asus Zenfone 2
    06-16-2015 06:28 PM
  10. sulla1965's Avatar
    Why would someone buy the phone if verizon can shut it down if OP stops paying his bill? What recourse would the buyer have? Sounds like a terrible risk to take even if I knew the seller, let alone from a total stranger.

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    I don't think they "blacklist phones" unless the phone is reported stolen that is, or the user never deactivated the phone before selling it. Otherwise once they deactivate the phone by activating anther phone in its place. The phone is now clear for resale, regardless of whether the phone was under contract. Carrier only cares about the money owed, not the phone. So you and the buyer are safe once you deactivate the phone before you sell it.
    06-20-2015 02:41 PM
  11. MizWylie's Avatar
    I've purchased a Verizon phone from a friend. They went so delinquent on their account that it went to collections. The phone still on the plan was blacklisted, the phone in my possession did not, and I just recently passed that phone on to my nephew.
    06-29-2015 05:04 PM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    Legally, until the phone is fully paid for, you don't own it, and would have to get a written release from the carrier to sell it. I've never heard f them doing it, but they could sue you and they could seek to have criminal charges brought against you. The law is clear, it's just never been tested. (Neither had the law against downloading copyrighted music been, until a housewife was hit with a multimillion dollar judgement because of music her daughter had downloaded.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-29-2015 05:43 PM

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