Activating an Ally

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    So I bought an Ally off craigslist (stupid, i know), but I called verizon to check the ESN and they said it was clean and I wouldn't have a problem activating it; so i bought it. Now that I have it and tried to activate it, i can't they're telling me now it's active on someone else's account. =( They also said it looks like they haven't been paying their bill. So my questions are can I trace who the phone might belong to because I know Verizon can't share that information and Does Verizon terminate phones after a certian amout of time. I'd really feel bad about reselling this phone, because then others would get screwed like I did, but I need my money back, lol. Please help.:icon_eek:
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    you can tell customer service what happened and who you bought it from and they may feel sorry enough to either help you activate it, or if there is a way you could get a discounted Certified pre owned one, and sell that one on ebay for parts, that way you could recoup some of the costs.
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    verizon WILL NOT activate that phone until the previous customer clears the outstanding bill on it.
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    I sold my X on eBay and the person had to wait for my billing cycle to end. I didn't know that Verizon does it that way...
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    Yeah i can get a CPO for free, but i wasn't gonna do that til i knew for sure there is no possible way to use this one. oh well **** happens i guess. maybe i'll wait and see if i can activate in another week then i'll probably end up selling it for parts. anyone know how much they go for as a parts piece?
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