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Thread: My options for bought reported as stolen Sprint iPhone 4S

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    Question My options for bought reported as stolen Sprint iPhone 4S
    Hi all,

    I spent couple of days reading thru these forums and just wanted to confirm what I've learned so far.

    History:
    My girlfriend bought a "unlocked" Sprint iPhone 4S on craigslist.
    Version# 6.1.310B329
    Model# MD378LL/A
    When she tried to use it overseas it was locked!
    I called Sprint and asked if I can unlock so she can use it there.
    They checked MEID number it was reported as stolen!

    So that means once she brings it back it won't be possible to use it on Sprint network and good (only?) option is to use GPP SIM hack?
    Also, I came across swap bad for clean ESN on ebay but I don't feel comfortable mailing the phone ot someone and hoping I will get it back.

    If I use GPP option I will able to use it with ATT or Tmobile here?
    or send it to a relative overseas to use.

    Did I miss any other service?

    TIA

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    If the phone was reported stolen, you will not be able to use it with Sprint here. You can, however, use the GPP Sim and use the phone with any GSM carrier here such as T Mobile, AT&T, Straight Talk, etc. GPP Sim will also work with GSM carriers overseas. If you have any more questions let me know. The only thing you're really limited in doing is using it with Sprint here because it has a bad esn or using it on any other CDMA networks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iDoctors Chicago View Post
    If the phone was reported stolen, you will not be able to use it with Sprint here. You can, however, use the GPP Sim and use the phone with any GSM carrier here such as T Mobile, AT&T, Straight Talk, etc. GPP Sim will also work with GSM carriers overseas. If you have any more questions let me know. The only thing you're really limited in doing is using it with Sprint here because it has a bad esn or using it on any other CDMA networks.
    Thanks for the reply!

    I guess GPP is the only way to go. Has anyone had any experience with these mail-in swap services?

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    I wouldn't mess with the ESN swap services, they're too much. I would just get the GPP for like $15 and be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iDoctors Chicago View Post
    I wouldn't mess with the ESN swap services, they're too much. I would just get the GPP for like $15 and be done.
    Appreciate your advice!

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    you can also unlock it to use gsm sim card..

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