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Thread: I've got a dirty droid..Unclean ESN. What can be done?

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    I've got a dirty droid..Unclean ESN. What can be done?

    OK, so I have a friend who found a Droid 1 phone. He tried to activate it, but it came back with an unclean ESN. Is there any way to get around this, and be able to use the phone as something other than a fancy calculator?

    **UPDATE**
    I took the phone to the local Corporate Verizon store last night, and the guy I spoke with didn't seem too confident that the phone would actually be returned to the owner. He indicated that it would be restocked and used a refurb. Nice...
    Last edited by droidedin; 08-10-2010 at 06:59 AM.
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    Verizon would have to clear the ESN.

    The phone was reported lost or stolen.

    There's nothing you can do.
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    Take the phone to a Verizon store and have it sent to the original owner and hopefully some of the karma will come back to you.

    That is what I would hope someone would do for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bxrider117 View Post
    Take the phone to a Verizon store and have it sent to the original owner and hopefully some of the karma will come back to you.

    That is what I would hope someone would do for me.
    nice thought! i would hope the same.
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    I wonder what happens if the person who lost the phone already filed an insurance claim...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bxrider117 View Post
    Take the phone to a Verizon store and have it sent to the original owner and hopefully some of the karma will come back to you.

    That is what I would hope someone would do for me.
    +1 I would do this as well.
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    ......found...............

    We've heard that before.....
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

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    You already know the answer as to what you should do. The ball is in your court now.
    Android keeps going, and going.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bxrider117 View Post
    Take the phone to a Verizon store and have it sent to the original owner and hopefully some of the karma will come back to you.

    That is what I would hope someone would do for me.



    I agree ! Keep the good karma flowing.
    Side note....today I found a Droid1 battery case in the gutter, it was lying face down but I know exactly what it was and rescued it before it got run over by a car. I guess this confirms the battery cover reported earlier this year.
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    Thanks for the response. I didn't know Verizon would actually send the phone back to the owner. That's what I'll tell him to do.

    BTW, i'm new to online forums, so I don't know if this is common, but it's awesome to get replies to threads so quickly.

    Thanks for the input!
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