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What exactly does this mean? (unlocked)

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by nyjets0508, Jan 27, 2013.

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    This phone has a clean ESN for Verizon and GSM Unlocked. This phone will work on any GSM network Worldwide including T Mobile and AT&T or any Prepaid GSM.
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    clean ESN means Verizon will activate the phone because it's not marked at stolen or anything else that would make the ESN bad.
    GSM unlocked means it can be used on different GSM networks as long as you have the SIM.
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    Bad meaning , someone didn't fulfill their contact, or pay the bill
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    That's incorrect. Clean ESN means its good to be activated and carrier unlocked means exactly what dezy said.

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    My friend bought a phone from a coworker and went to have it turned on and couldn't because the coworker didn't pay their bill and service was stopped on a 2 year contract, what's that called?, i thought it was a bad esn, i guess i was wrong
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    That would be a bad ESN but the original poster asked what a clean ESN meant.

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    As GCG said, I gave OP the meaning of what a clean ESN is. I just gave an example and "anything else" to let OP know what a bad ESN is for future reference. You are correct as well with your examples.:)
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    It means that you can use the phone on VZW, T mobile, or ATT. The ESN is the identification number given to the phone so it can be activated on a CDMA network which VZW uses. A clean ESN means that the phone was never reported lost, stolen nor attached to an outstanding account if pre owned.
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    Anything that prevents the phone from being activated will make the ESN "bad"
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