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    Dummy ESN needed for phone swap

    Hello all, I am trying to swap the handsets on two active phone numbers on my account. I was told that the only way to do this is to temporarily put one number on an ESN that is not being used, which none of the three sprint reps that I called are able to do. Does anyone have any suggestions, or unused ESN number that I could use, so that I don't have to head to the nightmarish Sprint PCS store? thanks

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    See if they can enter all F's in the ESN field (FFFFFFF). If that doesn't work, you'll have to go to the Sprint store.

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    Nope, that did not work.

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    Worked! Thanks.

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    Originally posted by arl
    Worked! Thanks.

    lol, umm dont thank me..... thank ebay! hehe

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    Originally posted by iwantansi
    lol, umm dont thank me..... thank ebay! hehe
    And people wonder why I don't put my ESNs on my auctions...
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    Originally posted by hatoncat
    And people wonder why I don't put my ESNs on my auctions...
    I know I wouldnt put ESNs in auctions...i would hate to be selling a phone... and have a deadbeat put my phones ESN on their account then have them be able to sell their phone then have their account go in to bad standing...

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    Originally posted by iwantansi
    lol, umm dont thank me..... thank ebay! hehe
    LOL u guys are baaaad that made me laugh though haha i was like where'd he get that ESN from oh no ××××...

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    Originally posted by iwantansi
    lol, umm dont thank me..... thank ebay! hehe
    Just beware that kind of thing can come back and bite you on the ×××. Especially if the real owner of the ESN files a complaint/police report.
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    Originally posted by apsuarez
    Just beware that kind of thing can come back and bite you on the ×××. Especially if the real owner of the ESN files a complaint/police report.
    Oh come on.

    Cops: Did you steal Mr. Idiot Ebay Seller's ESN?

    Me: No

    Cops: What is a ESN anyways?

    Me: The serial number of a phone

    Cops: How can you steal a number

    Me: Well, some idiot puts it on eBay, then people try to steal that

    Cops: Uhh, did you do that

    Me: No, it's much more likely some CSR made a typo

    Cops: Wow, phones are really wierd

    No offense to police officers out there, but come on, they aren't HoFo readers generally. Yes, I know every cop that is a HoFo member will come knocking on my door shortly...

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    Re: Dummy ESN needed for phone swap

    Originally posted by arl
    Hello all, I am trying to swap the handsets on two active phone numbers on my account. I was told that the only way to do this is to temporarily put one number on an ESN that is not being used, which none of the three sprint reps that I called are able to do. Does anyone have any suggestions, or unused ESN number that I could use, so that I don't have to head to the nightmarish Sprint PCS store? thanks
    Sprint is not able to directly swap phones bewteen two active accounts?!?!? If so that is so lame!

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    Originally posted by hatoncat
    Oh come on.

    Cops: Did you steal Mr. Idiot Ebay Seller's ESN?

    Me: No

    Cops: What is a ESN anyways?

    Me: The serial number of a phone

    Cops: How can you steal a number

    Me: Well, some idiot puts it on eBay, then people try to steal that

    Cops: Uhh, did you do that

    Me: No, it's much more likely some CSR made a typo

    Cops: Wow, phones are really wierd

    No offense to police officers out there, but come on, they aren't HoFo readers generally. Yes, I know every cop that is a HoFo member will come knocking on my door shortly...
    yeah cops are still relatively dumb when it comes to anything with technology... they've gotten better (they had to to keep their jobs) but they're still quite primative to the field.

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    Originally posted by hatoncat
    Oh come on.

    Cops: Did you steal Mr. Idiot Ebay Seller's ESN?

    Me: No

    Cops: What is a ESN anyways?

    Me: The serial number of a phone

    Cops: How can you steal a number

    Me: Well, some idiot puts it on eBay, then people try to steal that

    Cops: Uhh, did you do that

    Me: No, it's much more likely some CSR made a typo

    Cops: Wow, phones are really wierd

    No offense to police officers out there, but come on, they aren't HoFo readers generally. Yes, I know every cop that is a HoFo member will come knocking on my door shortly...
    This one is and you will be contacted shorlty, Those are my friend knocking on your door. It suprising what the Technical Services Division of my Department can do.

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    Originally posted by apsuarez
    This one is and you will be contacted shorlty, Those are my friend knocking on your door. It suprising what the Technical Services Division of my Department can do.
    ::yawn::

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