VZW Prepaid & Swappa Check

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    So I recently was using my DNA on a VZW contract until some life situations forced me to abandon the bill. I used the ESN check on Swappa.com and it says it is not globally blacklisted or blacklisted with VZW. I have been using ATT with a S3 & it has been a horrible experience so far granted its seen its days in the sun.. But anyway now I wonder if I can activate my DNA with VZW Prepaid or maybe StraightTalk and how trustworthy this Swappa check is?
     
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    You'll be able to use it until your Verizon bill catches up (Likely a month or two tops) then one day out of the blue, it won't work. Your best bet is to use the S3 until you can dig yourself out or purchase a used device. Good luck!

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    Well the bill has been sent to collections already and defaulted on, the service was turned off say .. March of 2014?
     
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    Activating it will simply raise flags and send collections calling, but that's your choice. If it's not blacklisted, go for it. Its a gamble you'll have to take.

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    I was thinking the same thing really .. Hm oh well maybe I can use a friends spare phone for the rest of the plan period. I was using it with Straightalk in GSM mode for several of months, but it gets to where the UTMS quits working after about 5 minutes so I have to turn it off back on or switch to edge.
     
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    It's a tough situation to be in. Good luck bud, hopefully you can figure something out.

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    One last thing, with straightalk they don't necessarily share user information such as names or what have you with their carrier? If anything I will probably try them, I'm sure the IMEI is visible on the network, maybe I will have a better chance of Verizon not blacklisting .. And worse case I have a service plan that I can switch back to my ATT sim. Thanks dude, guess were see what happens!
     
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    Depending on your budget situation, you might be better off to look at one of the Blu devices over on Amazon to go on Straight Talk. The Blu Energy, for example, has a low-power but decent quad-core SoC, a 5 or 5.5" 720P screen, and a battery so massive it rivals that of my Nexus 7 -- they even include a cable you can use with it to charge other devices. It's $150, unlocked, carrier-free, but the GPS performance is sub par, judging by reports of someone I know who has it. It also has only 1GB of RAM and limited storage space. I do believe it has an SD slot, but don't quote me on that. Blu also has several slightly-cheaper devices of similar spec. Walmart carries the 2014-model-year Studio series that aren't bad, and for around $100. Just remember, these are NOT flagship phones. :)
     
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