Please educate me on ESN's (Verizon)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by diegoesk, May 18, 2011.

  1. diegoesk macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    Im clueless to this whole ESN thing and just want to make sure im doing things right before I proceed to activate my new phone.


    I currently have the blk VIP4 and just purchased the white VIP4 today at full price.

    1 When i activate white VIP4 in iTunes will blk VIP4 be ok to sale to another person without making the ESN bad?

    2 once the phone is sold, do I need to do anything else?

    3 Also, if a potential buyer requests the phone's ESN in advance, can I give to them without worrying about negative repercussions?
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    My understanding is Verizon only flags ESNs when something is not paid on the account, or it was reported stolen. It should be fine to sell. I wouldn't give out the ESN though. Couldn't that person report the phone stolen, and then the phone would stop working too.
     
  3. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    The account holder would have to report the phone as stolen. It's fine to give out the ESN, but I would not post it publicly.
     
  4. diegoesk thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool. Im the original owner so theres no sweat. Thanks guys!
     

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