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Old 03-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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bought a Epic 4G

I have purchased an Epic 4g and the phone is still working on his plan. I just got a text from Sprint that its near spending limit. if the guy doesn't pay does this mean it's going to be a bad esn phone? best solution for this?
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I have purchased an Epic 4g and the phone is still working on his plan. I just got a text from Sprint that its near spending limit. if the guy doesn't pay does this mean it's going to be a bad esn phone? best solution for this?
The Only way to save the epic 4G, is if you do a esn swap with a old phone then the epic 4G will not have a plan under the esn.. That is if you are planning not to be with sprint and want to sell the phone . If you can afford the phone bill and can't pay. Call the financial department and they will let you make the payments later
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:11 AM   #3
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old phone? like a galaxy s? dont know too much about swapping esn but im sure its something you cant just download, correct?
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old phone? like a galaxy s? dont know too much about swapping esn but im sure its something you cant just download, correct?
But yes you can use any sprint phone, just like the galaxy s. so that the epic touch 4G won't be locked off.
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Download and use the app called "PocketESN " to make sure you dont get ripped off !

http://isearch.avg.com/search?cid={A73AE536-2273-4F00-8B41-4608CBFA6904}&mid=6d0552901cb647d1af18d1a90b725af9-ad1491be2ce6c122f6b66faa90e70c2decf7d34c&lang=en&d s=AVG&pr=pr&d=2011-12-27%2018:56:31&v=10.0.0.7&sap=dsp&q=PocketESN

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You need the seller to swap ESN's or the phone will be worthless for about 6 months
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Euphorian, that might work in the mean time but you never know since there's no telling if he's going to pay the bill or not at the moment but still useful. i like it

but you guys rock! learned a few things already. thanks!

and how old is old? as long its from sprint any phone would work?

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Euphorian, that might work in the mean time but you never know since there's no telling if he's going to pay the bill or not at the moment but still useful. i like it

but you guys rock! learned a few things already. thanks!

and how old is old? as long its from sprint any phone would work?
Any phone with a valid ESN that is at least 2G technology. Old wireless web phones will not be activated.
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Download and use the app called "PocketESN " to make sure you dont get ripped off !

http://isearch.avg.com/search?cid={A73AE536-2273-4F00-8B41-4608CBFA6904}&mid=6d0552901cb647d1af18d1a90b725af9-ad1491be2ce6c122f6b66faa90e70c2decf7d34c&lang=en&d s=AVG&pr=pr&d=2011-12-27%2018:56:31&v=10.0.0.7&sap=dsp&q=PocketESN

What exactly is pocket ESN?
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What exactly is pocket ESN?
PocketESN is an app that helps verify the status of a phone on a given network. IE if its banned (generally stolen, lost or not fully paid for) in use or ready to activate.

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=pocketesn


I'm the author of PocketESN, oddly ran across this thread and thought I would register and explain it more.
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PocketESN is an app that helps verify the status of a phone on a given network. IE if its banned (generally stolen, lost or not fully paid for) in use or ready to activate.

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=pocketesn

I'm the author of PocketESN, oddly ran across this thread and thought I would register and explain it more.
Can you use pocket ESN on cell phones such as apple devices? And how can this app have access to our phones and bills ? What server does it use to determine the phones history and status?
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Can you use pocket ESN on cell phones such as apple devices? And how can this app have access to our phones and bills ? What server does it use to determine the phones history and status?
You can use the pro version on anything with an IMEI/MEID (ESN), as long as it is on a compatible network. Free version only works on android, and only the phone it is installed on. I have ordered an iphone and will start porting it to iOS.

This app does not have access to your bills or anything confidential.

We query the same database as do the carriers.
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I have purchased an Epic 4g and the phone is still working on his plan. I just got a text from Sprint that its near spending limit. if the guy doesn't pay does this mean it's going to be a bad esn phone? best solution for this?
Activate it on your account ASAP (along with activating an old phone on his account) or you may just have wasted a bunch of money.
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problem. I don't have an account. so what if i just get an old phone and call sprint and activate his account on it?
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problem. I don't have an account. so what if i just get an old phone and call sprint and activate his account on it?
Only the account holder or authorized user can activate a phone on an account. The seller would have to do the activation.
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