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Reported Stolen

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Imprezive, Mar 8, 2012.

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    So a month or so back I had reported my phone stolen since I thought it was swiped at a bar. Looked everywhere and asked everyone where it could be. Long story short the phone is found. Now I reported it stolen and recieved a new one, can I reactivate my old phone since its back in my possession?
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    Probably not. You'd have to have Verizon take it off the black list.
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    Its only really in Australia that stolen phones are blacklisted, in America and Europe you should be able to use a reportedly stolen phone without much difficulty.

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    If you report it stolen on Verizon's network, they won't activate the IMEI again AFAIK. You can put it on another service that uses Verizon's towers, sure, but not on VZW.
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    If you got a replacement through insurance, Asurion owns your found phone. If you just upgraded and bought a new one, Verizon will remove it from the stolen list and let it be activated.
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    You, my friend, are in possession of a phone that is not yours but property of Asurion. You need to return it and please no more bragging that you have it and want it reactivated. Thanks.
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    Lol @ someone thinking OP is bragging.

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