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    "Initial programming needed!"? for LG Chocolate VX8500

    I recently got a new phone and wanted to sell my old vx8500.
    Since I wanted to erase my phone number that was still on the phone, I searched the threads and ended up resetting the phone. (went the "menu" -> press "0" route)

    Ever since the reset, "Initial programming needed!" message won't go away on my phone. Would this be a problem for a potential buyer? If so, is there any way I can get rid of this?

    FYI, I am no longer with Verizon so I wasn't sure if calling a CSR for help would be an option.


    Thank you and please help!!!

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    that should be a right message since there isnt service to the phone AND you reset it....just tell the buyer to activate it....
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    Then is it safe to assume that the potential buyer would not encounter any problems with that message?

    Anyhow, thank you for the reply!

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    no, that message is to let you know there is no phone number or activation stored on the phone. that's what displays on the phone when it's new and needs a phone number programmed on it.

    when the buyer receives it, they can hit *228 option number 1 and it will program their number and settings into it, and make that message go away.

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