Bad ESN?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lammercy, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Lammercy macrumors regular

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    Just looking at the cost of iPhones on eBay and some phones are regular priced but then some are a bit lower and labeled bad ESN. What exactly is that and how useless is a phone with a bad ESN to warrant the cheaper prices?
     
  2. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

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    Basically blacklisted with the carrier of that phone.
     
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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  4. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Bad verizon iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, 5S= buying low price and than funneling it via black market overseas or non-American carrier equals big profit margin since phone is not blacklisted.

    USA phones are only blacklisted on USA carriers.
     

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