How to check ESN on used Verizon iPhone 5

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

  1. Ivabign macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2011
    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

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
  3. Ivabign thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2011
    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

    Jul 3, 2010
    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

    Mar 27, 2011
    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


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

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