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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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cell phone ESN #

I'm selling my wife's old phone on ebay and got a question from somebody that wants to know the ESN # on the phone so they can check with verizon to see if its able to be activated.

Is it OK to give out the ESN# on cell phones? I didnt know if thats something u want to keep secret because of all the scam artists out there or if its no big deal. TIA

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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fuck it give it out. i would.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 05:11 PM
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If its not active, then they cant do anything with it, its just to check to make sure if there are any past due charges on it and if its "clear"

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cool thanks for the info

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they can rewrite the esn number on their "stolen" phone to your "cleared" phone.

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they can rewrite the esn number on their "stolen" phone to your "cleared" phone.
Yep they sure can.

I would never give out an ESN on eGay
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 05:36 PM
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they can rewrite the esn number on their "stolen" phone to your "cleared" phone.
But what if the account has switched to a different phone with a different ESN? Shouldn't that ESN be "dead" now and not linked to the account?




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They re-write the ESN to just clear the previous balance, and or make a stolen phone no longer stolen and now able to be activated...
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