How to check ESN on used Verizon iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ivabign, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Ivabign macrumors 6502

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    I am going to buy a used 5 for my wife (she has a 4S) - I have a black 5 - if I want to make sure I am getting a clean ESN unit, would I be able to insert my SIM from my 5 into the prospective phone? Would it then work on my number?

    Sorry for what may seem to be an easy question, but I have been with Verizon for a long time and my 5 is the first time I have dealt with SIM cards.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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  3. Ivabign thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've found the 5 I want (I think) - I just want to make sure the phone has a clean ESN and if I can confirm that fact via the SIM in my current 5.

    Thanks though
     
  4. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Just checked my Verizon iPhone 5 (using on my AT&T account), and it appears to have found my device by IMEI. Info looks good...this could come in handy in the future. Thanks for posting.
     
  5. Ivabign thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But we still don't know if a SIM from one iPhone 5 will automatically work in another 5 in order to determine whether the ESN is clean

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    Nevermind - didn't see that you could check ESN status on swappa
     

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