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Old 01-01-12, 12:51 PM   #1
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How do I know if my smartphone has a 'clean ESN'?

It was originally purchased by me and properly deactivated through Verzion. Account is in very good standing. Does that mean it is clean?

Thanks for quick assistance.
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Re: How do I know if my smartphone has a 'clean ESN'?

You call the cell phone company and they can check it. There's probably a number under the battery that you'll need to give them. If it's been something you've owned the entire time and haven't reported it stolen, or anything, it'll be clean.
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Re: How do I know if my smartphone has a 'clean ESN'?

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You call the cell phone company and they can check it. There's probably a number under the battery that you'll need to give them. If it's been something you've owned the entire time and haven't reported it stolen, or anything, it'll be clean.
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Re: How do I know if my smartphone has a 'clean ESN'?

Assuming you have the same carrier, if you can activate the phone on your account, then it has a clean esn. You cannot activate a phone with a bad esn. The phone only has a bad esn if reported stolen or if your account is not in good standing.
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Re: How do I know if my smartphone has a 'clean ESN'?

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Assuming you have the same carrier, if you can activate the phone on your account, then it has a clean esn. You cannot activate a phone with a bad esn. The phone only has a bad esn if reported stolen or if your account is not in good standing.
cool. thanks. i confirmed it was good and was able to sell my old Droid on eBay. nice!
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cool. thanks. i confirmed it was good and was able to sell my old Droid on eBay. nice!
How much did you get for it?
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How much did you get for it?
auction went to $110. which i believe was close to, probably a little under what i paid for it a year ago with upgrade. and here i was honestly just gonna keep it like i had my previous two phones for no particular reason.
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