Carrier Bad ESN Verizion iPhone 5s

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

  1. fre3way macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2014
    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


    Jan 27, 2014
    Yeah you should be fine to use on T-Mobile or AT&T since IMEI isn't blocked.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    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


    Jul 10, 2009
    I don't believe the carriers have begun sharing blacklist databases with each other yet
  5. CEmajr, Jan 28, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014

    CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    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 Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    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

    Jul 2, 2012
    Op so you are cool using a potentially stolen phone?

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