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ESN is BAD AND CAN NOT BE ACTIVATED WITH SPRINT

So can Ting activate a Sprint phone with a banned sprint ESN?

John McKenzie

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Definitely not.

A phone with a bad ESN is generally stolen or not current on it's account.

Always check the ESN before you buy AND buy from a reputable website where you "may" have some recourse.

Sorry to hear about your phone. 

Joe Mendez
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If the ESN is bad due to non payment it may become available as Sprint sends the bill to collection. I have read that it takes about 6 months to be cleared from Sprint's active accounts but YMMV. 

Zarthan South
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Whoa, really? Blacklisted phones due to "non payment" can later become clean ESNs in time? I had no idea.

That basically means that any "bad esn" phone on ebay that comes with the box is a from a non-payment account (a stolen phone would basically never be stolen with the box) and that "bad esn" will in time become a clean ESN. How cool!

Ryan Newton