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#1 ACTIONpack

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:58

My friend that I know got Verizon iPhone but because she could not pay her bills (not working at the time and now). The iPhone is block by Verizon aka Bad ESN. Is there a way to get around Verizon bad ESN? I want to buy it from her and resell it.




#2 Nashy

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:17

It should be able to work on another network.  Are the bills paid, because if they are, it should be able to be unblocked.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:12

No, $200 for the iPhone owe and 2 cancelation fee will need to be pay and she will not pay it.

#4 Manarift

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:20

Ya probably wont beable to get it unlocked if the account isnt in good standing.

 

also the block is linked to apple central activation servers for the phone/device



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:22

Ok

#6 Shadrack

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 15:47

She can probably put either an AT&T or T-Mobile (or any of the pre-pay providers such as StraightTalk, Net10, AT&T GoPhone, etc. that supports GSM) and it will work with a plan.  Not 100% sure, as I do not know exactly how Verizon blocks the phone (unfamiliar with bad ESNs in general).  It could just be a block on the CDMA antenna or connection to Verizon towers.  The Verizon iPhone supports the most networks, and it supports GSM HSPA+ networks like AT&T and T-Mobile towers.  I'm using a Verizon iPhone now on StraightTalk with an "AT&T Compatible" SIM card.



#7 Manarift

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:00

ok i did some digging the block is per country which means you cant use it on any us carrier but out of country you cant from what i can see, unless the carrier had it blocked at central activation for apple :|





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