I'm a Droid Dummy but help! ESN questions

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  1. Darin1138

    Darin1138 New Member

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    I have a droid that I paid for at work. It's my found but work paid the bill. Anyway I was laid off work in march. The phone was then cut off for service. Being that I have my own personal phone I didn't worry about it. I did use the apps some. Then the battery died and I didn't charge it for a few months. Now l charged it up and it keeps wanted to make a call to active it. But the call never goes through. I listed it on eBay, it's like brand new, and people keep asking me if the ESN or something that that is clean. I have no idea what that is, is clean good or bad. I don't want to rip anyone off. So how do I find out if it's clean. If not clean should I clean it. Any details you can give me please.
    Also is there away two get back to the apps so i can delete my personal ones like textplus or away to clean/reset it?
     
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    Welcome to DroidForums Darin. Depending on the kind of Droid it is you can bypass activation by one of these methods:

    *if there is an option to skip, then skip (but that is way too easy so probably not there)
    *touch each corner of the display, clockwise until it bypasses.
    *if it takes a sim card, remove the sim and power up.

    A clean esn means that it can be activated. Phones that are stolen or that are still on a contract or unpaid bill will not have a clean esn. Chances are it is a clean esn because it is prompting you to activate it. If the phone is compatible with your network, you could try activating it on your line momentarily to know for certain. Then just re-activate your phone after.

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    Thanks. It's a droid x2
    I found a website to said that check esn numbers. I put it in and it said it wasn't clean. I emailed a guy I still know at the company and he told me its still in there name cause of the contract. To get it out I have to pay the company $200 or wait 2 years. I paid for the phone. Sounds like they screwed me. This doesnt even sound legal. So all I did was pay for a paper weight. If they told me that ahead of time I wouldn't even bought it. Was could kick between buying one or a free blackberry.
     
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    No, you're right. That doesn't sound right. Unless they didn't require you to have a phone. But if they did require you to use a phone on their network, I would ask them to either buy the phone back or to pay the contract fee.

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