hey all, this is my first post and I need some help. I bought a Bad ESN iPhone 4S 16GB for Verizon a couple weeks ago. I did buy it knowing it was Bad ESN, I'm on T-Mobile myself. what happened was the seller had bought it on craigslist a month before; however, they bought it not knowing it was still activated on their line and then the original seller reported it as lost. scammer, ugh. anyways, I called Verizon today and it's not on the lost or stolen list; but here's the deal. I called 4 times, 4 different people. twice said it should be able to activate. two said it was still attached to an account and can not be activated til paid off account and deactivated off iPhone. there is no number on the iPhone; it's not listed in the Phone app, iTunes, or just anywhere in general. the most I've gotten is the bars at the top left. it seems deactivated. I'm wondering what to do. Try to find the original seller and talk to him about it? try to get someone to activate it? claim there's a problem for a replacement from Apple? I don't know. I want to keep the iPhone either way, but I want to know if any of these are an option. thanks.