Carrier Bad ESN Verizion iPhone 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fre3way, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. fre3way macrumors member

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    Will bad ESN verizon iphone 5s work on gsm carriers such as AT&T and T-mobile? I am looking for a cheap way to buy an iphone 5s and ebay has tons of ebad esn ones for a cheaper price.
     
  2. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah you should be fine to use on T-Mobile or AT&T since IMEI isn't blocked.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, realistically instead of "since" it should be "assuming". If it's blocked on Verizon, it's likely that it might not be blocked on other carriers, but there's a chance that it might be blocked on some others as well.
     
  4. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe the carriers have begun sharing blacklist databases with each other yet
     
  5. CEmajr, Jan 28, 2014
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    CEmajr macrumors 601

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    AT&T and Tmobile share their blacklist databases between each other (this applies to all MVNOs who use their networks as well).

    You're fine with taking a Bad ESN Verizon iPhone to them though. The CDMA carriers and GSM carriers don't share databases yet amongst each other.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They were supposed to start more than a year ago I believe and at least some sharing is going on as far as I've seen.
     
  7. 617aircav Suspended

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    Op so you are cool using a potentially stolen phone?
     

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