Can I use my old iPhone 4 for Virgin Mobile If the sprint contract hasn't been paid?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    It has been a year since it has been sent to collections... If I were to put a Virgin Mobile SIM card will it work if the number has been sent to collections ? Since the bill weren't paid and there was a year left in the contract what does happen ? Is it possible to use it for Virgin Mobile ?
    Not sure if this question makes sense
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I doubt it. I think the actual phone gets blacklisted, not the phone number.
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yes. Pay what you owe Sprint and they might remove it from the blacklist.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Lack of payment and blacklisting of the IMEI (which is what Sprint would have done when payment was not made) aside, I don't think VM will allow activation.

    If you had a 4s or an iPhone 5 or newer, possibly, but the Sprint iPhone 4 does not have a SIM slot. It's locked to Sprint. And while VM is an MVNO of Sprint that uses Sprint's network there's probably enough of a difference in things to prevent the activation.

    But the blacklisting of your IMEI is your biggest problem. My understanding is that getting an IMEI off the blacklist is one of the more difficult things to get done. Simply paying it off may not necessarily remove the blacklisting.

    You have an iPod Touch now.
     
  5. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    His biggest problem was deadbeating on a contracted debt. Credit rating takes a hit, too.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I would have to agree with that - to a point.

    Those with good credit seem to have an unnatural fear of debt collectors and hits on their credit ratings.

    While both are bad, it's entirely possible to continue living and take care of needs and wants on a cash and carry basis. It forces you to live within your means, although you do lose the ability to get loans and credit cards.

    Debt collectors can easily be dealt with via voice mail and call blocking. Unless you've written a bad check, or are dealing with collectors representing state or federal government agencies, they are all bark and no bite.
     

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