Clean ESN??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applemessiah, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. applemessiah macrumors member

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    Would a Verizon Iphone 4 16gb that is factory sealed and has never been opened have a clean ESN? i know that they are worth more if they have clean esn's thats why im wondering. any responses appreciated. thanks
     
  2. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    yes it would. unless a box of sealed iphones was stolen, then all of those iphones would have been reported as such, and have bad ESNs. but for the most part a factory sealed iphone is usually always has a clean ESN
     
  3. applemessiah thread starter macrumors member

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    Any way i can check this? online website that i could punch the ESN?...i can also buy factory sealed ATT, could the IMEI be no good if phone was stolen?
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Where did you buy the phone from?
     
  5. applemessiah thread starter macrumors member

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    Haven't bought it...guy on craigslist selling it. decent price so i feel like i can make money reselling.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Usually if the deal sounds too good to be true...
     
  7. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hijack the thread; but what does ESN stand for? I'm assuming it is something that is specific to CDMA phones and has to do with activation and service?

    Thank You.
     
  8. applemessiah thread starter macrumors member

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    It does sound too good to be true but guy seems legit

    ESN stands for electronic serial number and yes your assumption is correct.
     
  9. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, and a dirty ESN means that the phone is blacklisted and will not work on any CDMA carrier in that market.

    AT&T does not blacklist IMEI which are on GSM phones so less risk of gettting stuck with a paperweight. :eek:

    Dave
     
  10. dingster1 macrumors regular

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    Try checkESNfree.com. Just get the ESN from the seller, and type it in.
     
  11. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    What he said.
     

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