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    can you activate lost/stolen verizon phone on pp acct??

    i bought a phone from someone on craigslist and come to find out the phone is on a fraudulent/stolen account...i spoke to the guy who i bought it from me and he said he will talk to verizon on monday, but let say this phone is stolen, am i screwed to have bought a phone that is on the black list...is there anything to do about it?

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    Yes, you are screwed with that phone, Page Plus, and all of the other Verizon based MNVO's use Verizons ESN database, and cannot activate any phone that has been reported stolen, is from a fraudulent or delinquent account. The handset you bought is more or less a paperweight. If it is a nice phone maybe you can use it as an MP3 player?

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    that just sucks, its the first time i bought a phone without checking esn....hopefully this guy honors his words and clears it with vzw wireless...

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    I believe you could sell it for someone to use on Cricket.

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    really how can that work on Cricket?? especially with bad esn

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    Flash it to Cricket.
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    If it is a real nice phone (like a droid), you can sell it on ebay as a bad esn phone. You may get back half of what you paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runner933 View Post
    really how can that work on Cricket?? especially with bad esn
    Cricket is not verizon or related in any way to verizon.
    They have no access to Verizon's blacklist. 3rd party carriers have no idea what the status of the ESN is on Verizon's network nor would they care.

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    Actually, I have talked to people at PP and Verizon and they have each told me the exact same story stating that if Verizon has marked it as stolen it can still be activated on PP.

    So I marked one of my phones stolen that I had on my partner's account with Verizon. I went to PP and I was able to activate it with no problems.

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    great news!!!!

    the guy i bought the phone from took care of the fraudulent/stolen issues and i can activate...

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