Upgrading to iPhone 4S from factory sealed box

RLesko

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 21, 2011
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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?

Thanks,
Ryan
 
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vonWachtstain

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Nov 20, 2011
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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.
 

RLesko

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