1. compinche's Avatar
    Ok so I bought a used  now I know the person I bought it from found it, how/if possible do I clear the ESN to use as a backup ☎? And if not possible what can I do with the ☎

    Thanks in advance!!!!

    BTW I did search, didn't find any results

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-09-09 08:53 AM
  2. Vortex337's Avatar
    Nothing. If the phone was reported lost/stolen its pretty much bricked.
    09-09-09 08:54 AM
  3. sting5566's Avatar
    It can be used as a paper weight.
    09-09-09 08:55 AM
  4. blue_and_bold's Avatar
    Someone "found' a phone and you gave them money for it?
    09-09-09 08:56 AM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    It can always be used for parts. Or in "paperweight mode"
    09-09-09 09:27 AM
  6. blue_and_bold's Avatar
    "paperweight mode"
    There's an app for that
    09-09-09 09:30 AM
  7. compinche's Avatar
    Cool thanks! Another question is can I just unlock it and use it for beta testing?

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    09-09-09 09:38 AM
  8. compinche's Avatar
    Yea I gave him money..... 40 bucks for a tour? I wipe my *** with that! Lol!

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    09-09-09 09:41 AM
  9. Vortex337's Avatar
    Yea I gave him money..... 40 bucks for a tour? I wipe my *** with that! Lol!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    That's about all it is good for now...how about returning it to the carrier that is branded on it so they can return to who "lost" it
    09-09-09 09:43 AM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

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    09-09-09 10:17 AM
  11. cdaiscool's Avatar
    Wheee, moderator review!!

    Did I make it? You know, I remember seeing VZW showing a commercial that a non-VZW Tour (Read: Sprint) has something we don't have... Paperweight Mode.

    I want that on my Curve
    09-09-09 10:20 AM
  12. blue_and_bold's Avatar
    Cleaned it up thanks PK! Bottom line of this thread is no you cannot do anything with a phone that has been lost/stolen. You could attempt to get it back to the original owner, but the only way for the phone to be unlocked would be for the original owner of the phone to call in and say that it was found.
    09-09-09 10:22 AM
  13. blue_and_bold's Avatar
    This isn't the place for that. Thanks for following the rules.
    09-09-09 10:25 AM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    Wheee, moderator review!!

    Did I make it? You know, I remember seeing VZW showing a commercial that a non-VZW Tour (Read: Sprint) has something we don't have... Paperweight Mode.

    I want that on my Curve
    Yea i LOVE that commercial (Comcast's Pushy FIOS guy is a close second ) That's why I said it.

    To answer the OPs second question, the phone CAN be unlocked and it would likely be able to be used as a GSM phone, but BB services might be blocked if the carrier had RIM block the PIN, which is likely.
    09-09-09 10:25 AM
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