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    Is it safe to give out DEC number?

    I'm selling a Sprint Touch Pro & some guy keeps emailing me asking if he could get the ESN # so he could check with Sprint whether he could use the phone or not with his plan. Naturally I ignored him. Now he's saying he was mistaken & needed the DEC # to check for phone compatibility. Is there a reason why he would need that? I mean the Touch Pro is the Sprint model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkspade View Post
    I'm selling a Sprint Touch Pro & some guy keeps emailing me asking if he could get the ESN # so he could check with Sprint whether he could use the phone or not with his plan. Naturally I ignored him. Now he's saying he was mistaken & needed the DEC # to check for phone compatibility. Is there a reason why he would need that? I mean the Touch Pro is the Sprint model.
    he's just wanting to check to see if it's reported lost/stolen or has a balance on it

    the DEC number is a form of the ESN, it will be listed as HEX and DEC, but for some reason most Sprint reps have no idea what to do with the HEX even though it's the same thing.

    You would not believe how many idiots here in Phoenix try to sell their phones on craigslist as "ready to activate" but when you check the serial number on it, it has a balance owed or is reported lost/stolen

    so in essence, yes as long as you have nothing to hide (eg lost/stolen or unpaid bill attached to device), you have nothing to worry about
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    Ok, thanks for the info.

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