Is there any way to clear a bad ESN on Verizon???

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    Is there any way to get a Droid Incredible with a bad ESN cleared for use on the Verizon network? This is the info I got from the seller on eBay when I asked why the ESN was bad:

    "because it was linked (ordered) to an account and never activated

    if you call vzw, they will say the ESN is clean, but if you try and activate it, it wont work unless its activated to the number it was designated for"

    I have the ESN/MEID # if anyone can help look it up for me.

    Does anyone know how/if I can get around that problem and still keep it on Verizon?

    Thanks for the help.

    TK
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    Try calling Verizon...or are they closed?
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    The owner would have to transfer the line to a different phone to free up this one. You can talk to a VZW rep, but I highly doubt they'll free it up for anyone other than the account holder. You can also check the ESN on the VZW website.
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    I'm pretty sure they're closed right now. I sent an email to their support folks, just waiting to hear back. Wasn't sure if anyone had been able to fix this before.
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    Do you have a link to where I can check the ESN on the VZW website?
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    By the way, I've been a member for 5 minutes and this is already the best forum I've ever been a part of. Three responses in 5 minutes is unheard of everywhere else!!! LOL
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    Never heard of them clearing a ESN once blacklisted...They will actually do that?
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    The reduced pricing on the new phone is in return for extending the contract on the line for 2 years. Unless the T&C are accepted on the line the phone was ordered on, it cannot be activated, period. And, it will not be activated. It brings up a lot of red flags if the person selling the phone on eBay is selling an unactivated phone. My suggestion is to move on, you will definitely get burned on this if you buy it.
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    We have people on here around the clock, just wait till a Dev releases a new ROM you will see hundreds of posts in five minutes
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    Yeah, that was my feeling. He actually purchased it from someone else, and received it blacklisted. I wasn't sure if there was any way to clear it. Glad I asked before committing to anything.

    Anyone looking to sell an Incredible??? LOL
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    That's awesome. I'm glad I joined, going to have to bookmark when I get home.
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    Speaking of the ROM's, I just looked at a few of the ones in the Droid forum. Any that are recommended on the Moto Droid? I have firmware 2.1. I'm a newbie at ROM's and whatnot on phone. I usually just go with the stock stuff. Anything I should know/avoid if I do decide to try some out?
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    Who is selling it? I may interested in it. I know it is worthless for phone use but I would like it for spare parts especially since the amoled display in it is going by by
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    head over to the hacking section of the forum and check those out - MANY to choose from
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    I actually saw it on eBay, but it's been sold already. There are quite a few of them on there with bad ESN's.
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    I assume what these people are doing is activating phone lines to receive the phones, and selling the phones without ever activating them on the phone line..
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    ok well they still have to pay for the line for 2 years so idk what good thats doing them
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    Ive actually visited a store with a receipt of purchase and had an ESN cleared and activated.
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    yea but most people with droids with bad ESNs dont have the receipt so your case it really doesnt sound like a bad ESN
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