Upgrading to iPhone 4S from factory sealed box

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by RLesko, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. RLesko, Nov 24, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011

    RLesko macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    Hey all. So I recently ordered an iPhone 4S from eBay factory sealed. When I just tried to upgrade the phone with Verizon service the phone automatically took on a phone number which I presume is the number of the original account holder (as when I upgraded to an iPhone it automatically took on my account information). The original owner obviously bought the upgrade for $200 then sold the upgraded phone on eBay. My question is how do I switch the number so the phone doesn't "think" it's still the original account owners phone?

  2. vonWachtstain macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2011
    Call them first and give them your MEID number to check if its clean (not stolen). I know you got it sealed but its strange original owner didn't deactivated it first.
  3. RLesko thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    Is there anything I should say or not say when I go to Verizon? Anything illegal about what I did?

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