What its an ESN?

GuTs11

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I'm buying a phone and I would like to know what an esn is.
 
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ESN = electronic serial number. Its a number given to every phone and no two are the same, this helps identify the phone and if the phone is ever stolen/lost, the ESN can be blocked for that particular phone so it cant be activated again.
 

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Your carrier won't activate your phone if the serial number has been reported as lost/stolen etc.
 

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Your carrier won't activate your phone if the serial number has been reported as lost/stolen etc.

correct, once you report it lost or stolen your carrier will disable that ESN and the phone can not be activated unless the original owner reactivates it.
 

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So once its found will we b charged for the phone or how does that work after its found.

Sent from my Liquid Frozen Yogurt DROID!
 

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if it's find by the original owner, i guess they would reactivate it, provided you bring it in and prove your the owner. Doubt they'd reactivate a blacklisted esn over the phone or online.
 
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