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Thread: IMEI check "Transaction is pending for this device"

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    IMEI check "Transaction is pending for this device"

    I am looking to purchase a previously owned phone for use as a BYOP TracFone and I seem to always get this message. Does this mean that the phone will not work as a BYOP TracFone? Thanks!

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    do you know if the phone is still active on another account ??

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    I did a Google search for "Transaction is pending for this device". Most of the hits were in the official tracfone forum, but mostly users reported the problem and TF reps responded with "Let's take this offline". What a useless place for other people to try to find answers.

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    I would stay clear of a used phone that comes with a network problem.

    The issue may be solvable, but the person who caused the issue may be the only person able to solve it.

    Find a more reputable seller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzer18 View Post
    I am looking to purchase a previously owned phone for use as a BYOP TracFone and I seem to always get this message. Does this mean that the phone will not work as a BYOP TracFone? Thanks!
    Are you using the compatibility checker on the Tracfone website? You might try another ESN checker just to see what it says.
    https://swappa.com/esn

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    Thanks all! I tried the Verizon IMEI checker and the phone came up clear. Go figure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzer18 View Post
    Thanks all! I tried the Verizon IMEI checker and the phone came up clear. Go figure....
    Could it be that someone was trying to activate a TF BYOP SIM with that IMEI and it's in progress (porting in) or abandoned? Just a guess.

    Last month, a forum member was trying to activate a TF/T-mo Fiesta 2 but didn't have T-mo service at his location to complete the activation. He sent it to me to activate at my location using my account. But the phone was in limbo, not active in his account, couldn't be removed so it could be added to my account. He had to contact TF to cancel the activation and remove the phone from his account.

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