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193 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 6:49 PM by A.Al-Bayati RSS
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Dec 12, 2012 4:26 PM

hi

 

just wondering what does ESN means on iphones, am looking for some iphones on ebay from USA. just would like to see wat it means, and if bad ESN... would it work in UK,

 

if clear ESN and locked on network such as Verizon, would it work in UK

 

thanks

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,985 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to A.Al-Bayati)

    Just save yourself the trouble... flush the money down the loo and smack your head against the wall a few times. The end result will be the same.

     

    Buying a phone on ebay is a bad idea. 90% of them or more are hacked, jailbroken, stolen, blacklisted, or otherwise a bad deal.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to A.Al-Bayati)

    Any locked phone will only work on the network it is locked to.

    If the device has a "bad ESN" it may suffer from a hardware failure or have been reported lost/stolen.  These issues can and almost certainly will prevent the carrier from unlocking the device.

     

    As suggested, buy yourself an iPhone from a legitimate carrier or authorized reseller.

  • imobl Level 4 Level 4 (3,290 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to A.Al-Bayati)

    Depends on the wireless carrier that it is locked to. You would have

    to contact that carrier to find out if they offer unlocking and if you

    qualify. Some will unlock only for the original owner of the iPhone.

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