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Bad ESN Verizon 6 plus

Airboy1466

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Feb 23, 2015
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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
 

rikinp93

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Jul 5, 2015
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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
 
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Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
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.
 
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Airboy1466

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Feb 23, 2015
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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.

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
 
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gdbolling

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Apr 20, 2013
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Puyallup,Washington
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 $.
 
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geoff5093

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Sep 16, 2014
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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.
 
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slippery-pete

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Jun 23, 2007
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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

Don't do it. I heard the FBI collects information regarding stolen phones to monitor terrorist activity.
 
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gdbolling

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Apr 20, 2013
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Puyallup,Washington
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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