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Thread: Can you activate a stolen verizon phone ?

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    Can you activate a stolen verizon phone ?

    I have purchased a second hand blackberry 8130 for sprint and wanted to know if its possible to use it on Verizon and if i try to activate the phone, would it work? So by doing that is that saying verizon can tracking phones that if someone has reported stolen or lost? is that true? does anyone knows how that list works??no problems or will they tell me something? Can you activate a stolen verizon phone ?

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    Re: Can you activate a stolen verizon phone ?

    No, once Verizon enters the phones ESN number in the Lost/Stolen database, it can never be activated again. First check, whether the phone is stolen and it has been reported as such. If someone has report the phone as stolen or lost VZW puts it on a blocked list. It cannot be activated by anyone else then.

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    Re: Can you activate a stolen verizon phone ?

    Verizon Wireless offers a variety of phones to choose from, but some people prefer to activate a used cell phone instead of purchasing a new one. What you should do is call the original owner and tell him the situation, send the phone to the original owner, report the seller to the police and Craigslist. When you try to activate it, verizon will ask for the IMEI number. When it comes back as stolen, that means it a stolen mobile.

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    Re: Can you activate a stolen verizon phone ?

    To activate verizon phone dial *228 and then press send, then select the 3rd option ad you phone will get activated. However, if the MEID is reported stolen and put on the hotline list, that just means that the phone cannot be activated.

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