Should I give out my ICCID and MEID numbers on my iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rb98765, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Rb98765 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2013
    I'm selling my phone online and someone asked for these numbers so they could verify the phone with sprint. Is it safe to give to them?
  2. LorenK macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2007
  3. mikecwest macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2013
    Its possible that someone could use those numbers to activate service on the device if it is not currently activated.

    The question is though, why would they do it? Well, maybe they could get insurance on it, and file a claim...Then they will have an iPhone 5 for the price of the deductible.
  4. calexf18 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    You can give them your MEID, they use that to check to make sure there are no blocks on the phone (same thing as an IMEI) but do not give out your ICCID.

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