MEID: Verizon mistakes?

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  1. exi macrumors 6502

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    For those better with such things than I:

    Recently went back and reactivated an older phone I had with Verizon. Took a call in to do so.

    After reactivation of my older phone, in the phone's settings menu, the IMEI shown (for example) is:

    --- (xx) (xxxxxx) (xxxxxx) -1

    Whereas on Verizon's site, the displayed MEID is:

    --- (xx) (xxxxxx) (xxxxxx) -01

    Best I can come up with is that this has something to do with check digits on the end of an IMEI/MEID, and that it won't ever cause any functional or other issues. Can anyone explain why it changes when the phone was simply reactivated?
     
  2. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

    ToroidalZeus

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    IMEI is for GSM phones, MEID is for CDMA phones.
     
  3. exi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Any input as to the OP? Just to make sure.
     
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    it doesn't matter which number you give them, verizons website will know if its an imei or meid
    if your phone does not have meid then its not a cdma model

    a better techie question is what am i supposed to do with this unlocked t-mobile iPhone 6+s if sprint or verizon cant guarantee they can even activate it???
     
  5. exi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's an iPhone 6 as far as GSM/CDMA operability. Question is just whether the differing IDs would ever be an issue. From what I remember, the last digit or two is a checksum, so I assume not, but could be mistaken.
     
  6. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    every single iPhone 6, unlocked, from any carrier, is now a verizon phone effective late august 2015.
     

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