Bad ESN Verizon 6 plus

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  1. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

    Airboy1466

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    My mom lost her iPhone 6 plus one day went to Verizon reported it as stolen then got the replacement phone

    Yesterday she found the phone in her car and said I could have it.

    I was wondering if it would still work on T-mobile which is the service that I have
     
  2. rikinp93 macrumors newbie

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    yes it will work on t-mobile because a verzion iPhone is unlocked to most us carriers expect for sprint so your gucci my friend
     
  3. gdbolling macrumors newbie

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    I think because it was reported stolen and replaced, it may be locked out, you would have to check with the carrier for sure.
     
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    Agreed. Not returning one of the two phones is acting dishonestly.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'd tell her to contact the company that replaced her phone and letting them know about it first cause this is insurance fraud. Weather it was intentionally or not she still needs to explain what happened cause that lost insured device technically belongs to them.
     
  7. gdbolling macrumors newbie

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    Very very true, you will better off reporting the found phone, they just me give it to you or charge very little for it.
     
  8. Airboy1466 thread starter macrumors regular

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    She had to pay $169 for it and they said we can keep it nothing they can do with it now except refund the $169 if we wanted
     
  9. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Just put your sim card inside of it and try it.
     
  10. I7guy macrumors G5

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    There is a limitation on one lost phone a year. If the phone is returned this limitation doesn't apply. Something to think about.
     
  11. gdbolling macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I hope you got the situation taken care of, $169 for a iPhone 6 is a very good price, I would keep it like the people said you could have it activated if you need another phone or you may be able to sell it and make some $.
     
  12. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    I believe most carriers in the US share information between each other on phones reported stolen, so they can't be activated. It's unlikely it will work on another carrier, but the only way to know for sure is to try.
     
  13. gdbolling macrumors newbie

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    If his carrier that he has says they can keep the found phone because they already paid for the replacement ? Sounds odd they would do this????
     
  14. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Don't do it. I heard the FBI collects information regarding stolen phones to monitor terrorist activity.
     
  15. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Please... They do this to all phones, stolen or not.
     
  16. gdbolling macrumors newbie

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    I really think this iPhone subject is done, enough advice has been given, I wish you luck in what ever you do, but be honest about it, KARMA can be very costly
     

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