Need help deactivating a Droid...

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  1. 7boo

    7boo New Member

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    Ok heres the deal, i bought a droid off craigslist for $400 called verizon before i bought it said it was a clean ESN etc. so i went a head a got it.

    I open it up gives me the option to activate it so i tried it. And now the phones active on someones number / service, ive had the phone on for 3 weeks nobody calls it or anything and verizon will not do a thing about it. I just want to deactivate this phone so i can at least use it or sell it. What can i do? Anybody know how i can deactivate this phone? I can assure you i did not steal it or fraud anything i just bought the phone off craigslist and the person that sold it to me will not contact me at all either.

    What can i do? I really could use the $400 :greendroid:

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. natediddy1120

    natediddy1120 Silver Member

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    Haha! I bet someones gonna MAD when they find out the phone's still on the account....

    Welcome to the forum...
     
  3. freemenot

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    Call Verizon wireless customer service, and tell them that the ESN on your phone is set to the wrong account on the network. Make sure you explain you got the phone from elsewhere.
     
  4. 7boo

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    Well i have 2 problems.

    1. I dont have a verizon account i planned on going verizon but im still on AT&T so im most likely going to just sell it.

    2. They told me that only the account owner can call and deactivate it which i have no way of contacting them to even ask them to do so.

    Im just stuck out of luck of $400 :mad:
     
  5. freemenot

    freemenot New Member

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    Well, then, thats the sellers fault that he didn't deactivate his phone. But why did you buy the phone if you didn't plan on getting a VZW plan? If you get a vzw plan, it can be switched over.
     
  6. Daywalker

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    Run up a $25,000 bill and I bet the guy will call you.
     
  7. 7boo

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    Prepaid verizon wireless phone work? Then get them to switch it? All in all i would really just like to deactivate the phone so i can get rid of it, im tired of dealing with it tbh
     
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    How did you pay for it? Cash? Check? Stop payment if possible.
     
  9. 7boo

    7boo New Member

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    Paid cash for it over 3 weeks ago, theres no getting it back, i would really just like to get it deactivate so i can sell it. Im not in to scamming nobody so i dont want to sell it to someone else unless its deactivate
     
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    lol enjoy the free service...well i guess its not totally free
     
  11. 7boo

    7boo New Member

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    I dont want to use it or run up a bill if the person owned it pressed charges or anything like that, i just want the damn thing gone! lol
     
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    Go to the store.
    I took my girlfriends phone back and gave it to a friend of mine.
    I went with her BUT she walked up started her service and handed guy the phone he put it in her name and started service..never asked me one question and I never got so much as a text message that phone was transferd, on my bill it just showes that line inactive now.
    For all he knew she found it in the street.
     
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