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    People who use them for parts.

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    i am from India
    Anyone has bad esn phones can send them u me.
    will use is as parts.

    {payment by paypal, after the package reaches me}

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoworldblog View Post
    i am from India
    Anyone has bad esn phones can send them u me.
    will use is as parts.

    {payment by paypal, after the package reaches me}
    I have a better idea.

    Anyone with bad esn phones can send them to me!
    {payment via direct bank transfer (send me your bank account info along with the phone)}

    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoworldblog View Post
    i am from India
    Anyone has bad esn phones can send them u me.
    will use is as parts.

    {payment by paypal, after the package reaches me}
    That does not make sense at all.
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    Lol. Yeah...people usually pay first before receiving a product buddy. Sounds similar to those Nigerian scams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
    Lol. Yeah...people usually pay first before receiving a product buddy. Sounds similar to those Nigerian scams...
    Damn scammers always try buying my stuff on eBay
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    Yup. They always ask for a tracking number first before "payment" but they get the them and never pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
    Yup. They always ask for a tracking number first before "payment" but they get the them and never pay.
    eBay banned me when I was on the phone with them about all the scammers. I had to make a new account and change my ip address. Lol. I had good rep too
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    Bummer. I gave up on eBay and PayPal long ago

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    I need paypal for some upcoming themes
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    they'd better be good themes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
    they'd better be good themes!
    You'll see who my partner is and then tell me they aren't good
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    I live in Germany and found a new unlocked Verizon iPhone 4s last night at a bar! Does that mean that when the original owner reports the phone as lost/stolen to Verizon it will become bricked even though its unlocked (using German SIM card)? Thanks

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    We don't help with lost/found items. Please try to return it to the original owner or turn it into an Apple store so they can try to locate the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by za200z View Post
    I live in Germany and found a new unlocked Verizon iPhone 4s last night at a bar! Does that mean that when the original owner reports the phone as lost/stolen to Verizon it will become bricked even though its unlocked (using German SIM card)? Thanks
    I would try to locate the owner first. It shouldn't be that hard.
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    For what it's worth, I have been told that if it is a Verizon phone with bad esn due to non payment of bill or etf, after either 60 or 90 days (can't recall) the esn will be allowed back into the system.

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    To answer the topic in general some people like me use it for an internet phone. I subscribe to Callwithus which is a penny a minute incoming and outgoing. I've tested a LOT of phones appropriate for SIP telephony and I must say I am very VERY impressed with the Iphone 4 (with a bad ESN). I purchased Bria and it works seamlessly. This setup meets my needs.

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    So to clarify, if i buy an iphone verizon with a bad esn, i can't restore, jailbreak, and unlock it so i can use it for tmobile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nero34 View Post
    So to clarify, if i buy an iphone verizon with a bad esn, i can't restore, jailbreak, and unlock it so i can use it for tmobile?
    Restore=yes
    Jailbreak=yes
    Unlock=no, CDMA phones do not need to be unlocked. That is for phones with sim only
    Tmobile=yes, only if you flash it.
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    You can't flash a CDMA phone to a GSM carrier such as T-Mobile. If the iPhone has a bad ESN that means its blocked. You can't use it, it'll show up as blocked. You can't even activate it to use let alone jailbreak it. Restore is possible yes but it'll always end up unusable bc it's blocked, unable to be activated.


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