Lost droid, bought another from insurance, got old droid back

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  1. ilikemoneygreen
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    two months ago i lost my D1, a week after that i made a insurance claim. now i got a call from lost and found where i lost it and they had it. Im pretty sure verizon made the esn bad when i made the claim...so what do i do? Is their a way to say like hey, i found my phone?... but then my mind thinks that since i made the claim that it was lost (and it was for a good month and a half) that it would its fraud or something. If i tell them would they make me send the new one back?
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    They will probably make you send it back..but my girl once lost hers then found it. She simply called them back and asked them to remove it from the lost list and they did.

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    Yup, just be honest - good things happen that way :)
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    This happens all the time. Lost doesn't necessarily mean gone forever... sometimes just misplaced. When you call, tell them it was found. They should be able to accept either phone back. If your current refurb is already set-up and is working fine, you should be able to send the old phone back. As long as they get one or the other.
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    This happened to me nearly a week ago. I called VZW and he said, and I quote, "Use it or sell it for parts, and make a buck."

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    Hmmm... interesting. Did he specify what he meant by "use it"?

    "Use it as a phone b/c the ESN is clean."

    Or "Use it as a wifi device."
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    The ESN won't be clean if a claim is made on it.....
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    The 'found' phone can now be used as a Droid version of an iTouch! You can factory reset, add a gmail and use it for email, mp3 player, use the Market for all the games and tools, etc. download and app that texts over wifi and it does everything but talk. Give it to a teen who just has a flip; give it to someone in the arm forces who is deployed to play games, email, etc.

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    If you call and have Verizon remove it from the list it will be good to go. Shouldn't have to send either of them back honestly.
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    He meant to use it for parts, or sell it for parts.

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    The insurance company puts it on the blacklist, and they will NOT remove it, ever.

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    I cant remember how much i paid but will i get my $50 to $100 back if i send it in? And not to sound like a big ignorant nerd, but can i turn it on? Lol, my mind tells me as soon as its on it will try to connect on the network, which would then put out a location....
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    You can turn it on all you'd like, it just won't make/receive calls. Secondly, you paid a deductible. You won't get it back.

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    So my options are do the rotten thing and keep my droid, deductible and then the money after i sell.
    Or do the right thing and send it back basically rendering my deductible lost thus losing money. o_O
    I hate it when it comes to Ethics/morals..... I have no choice really. For some reason don't want to go to hell I guess. :( losing money sucks though. Ill call VZ later on. :icon_evil::icon_evil::icon_evil:
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    When this happened to me they told me to send the refurb phone back and they would refund my deductible..keep battery and sd card.
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    You won't get anything back. The phone is on a permanent 'lost-stolen' list and can never be activated as a phone. And don't worry, you can turn it on. Use airplane mode and then turn on wifi and it's now the Droid equivalent if an iTouch! ! Use all the functions; multiple emails, market to download apps & games, mp3 player etc. if you call Asurion, they would say send the phone back; but they have no way of checking the phone exists even if you turn it on. Verizon will never be able to activate the device on the phone network.

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    You're a nice person.

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    It can be removed from lost/stolen list, and esn restored. So what did they tell you when you called?

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    Once the phone is reported lost, and you have the replacement from Asurion, that 'lost now found' phone is permanently on the lost stolen list. The ONLY time you can reactivate it is when you report it lost, do not send off for the insurance claim, and find it: then you can just long on to your My Verizon online and UN-LOSE (lol) it. The phone is now just a Droid version of an iTouch.

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    Since the phone is not longer able to make calls or connect to the 3g cellular network, no one cares. You can use the phone on Wifi only and it's now the Droid equivalent of the iTouch!
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