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how does a phones ESN become bad ?

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless Forum' started by tyrantblade, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. tyrantblade

    tyrantblade New Member

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    can it become bad from not paying your bill? even if you own the phone and didnt need to get locked into a contract to get it?
     
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    If you don't pay the bill they can turn it over for collections and it can be placed on your credit report as a negative entry. Whether you own the phone, or under a contract or not, have no bearing.
     
  3. Jay2TheRescue

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    Yeah, even if you brought your own phone to the table, if you don't pay your bill, they still have the capability to hold your phone hostage till they get their money.
     
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    you mean they can make the esn bad? because they cant hold my phone itself hostage.
     
  5. Maximum Signal

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    Exactly - Since you ran up the bill you have now defaulted on using that device . They can blacklist the ESN on the device . If you plan on bolting on bills . You are far better of using a GSM device and carrier . As they can blacklist the sim card . All you do is get a new sim card for the device.


     
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    They hold your phone hostage by blacklisting the device until the bill is paid off.
     
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