anyway to wipe droid of tracking, phone, capabilities?

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  1. Jetto

    Jetto New Member

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    Here's the deal. My wifes purse was stolen at a concert and it was found stuff in the back of a toilet with her phone. Since droids aren't covered under water damage we reported it stolen. After a few weeks of playing with it, I got it to turn on. Battery is shot but it will boot up and play music. I was in a no signal area so I wasn't worried about it being tracked. So now i'm wondering if I can just turn this into my gym mp3 player or something without Verizon shutting it down or freezing it.
    Any ideas?
     
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    Take out the sim card? Won't that remove it from the 3G network for good and you can just use it as a PDA and music player AND still use the web over an available WiFi router/hotspot? Just not on Verizon's 3G network?

    I've got a friend or two who bought used Droids off of ebay that they just played with and are not using as a phone so no plan, no locking, no nothing but they work just fine off WiFi. I just don't know if they run them without sim cards. Then again, I don't know if the thing even has a removable sim card....!
     
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    First off, no there are no removable sim cards in vzw 3g phones. Second what the op is asking about is insurance fraud which isn't taken all that kindly to on Df.net

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    You`re not going to like this answer....

    Send the phone back to Verizon/Ausurion...it belongs to them since they replaced it when you filed a "stolen phone claim" against it. You can say it was found elsewhere, without having to admit what you did...

    Keeping it is wrong...as was not admitting what actually happened. Had you explained what happened and had a Police Report to back up the claim, I would be amazed if the Insurance Company wouldnt have honored the claim as it was...
     
  5. Jetto

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    I don't think they have them, just sd cards that I know of.
     
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    Did you place an insurance claim? Because water damage is covered by insurance. Just an FYI.

    They won't find out you are using it with WiFi. What you should do, IMHO, is tell them you found it but it's damaged and turn it into the insurance company.
     
  7. Jetto

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    I called them up from a verizon store and asked if they covered water and they said no. I gave them a hypothetical situation and they said they wouldn't cover it because it wasn't stolen if it were still in my possession.
    Maybe the person I spoke with was wrong but it was safer to do it my way, why risk being out 400$.
     
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    No if you called Verizon and they gave you another phone then you were very, very lucky! They didn't have to do that.
     
  9. Jetto

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    Let me clarify. I called from Verizon to inquire about asurions insurance plan as a potential new customer.
     
  10. spaz33g

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    So you asked them if asurion covered water damage and they said no? I'm like 90% sure that's wrong.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    No, I'm 100% sure it's wrong. Verizon is not Asurion, the rep didn't know what they were talking about
     
  12. Jetto

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    Ill call and ask again. If they do than they can have the watery droid, otherwise i'll just keep it for my personal mp3 player
     
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