| | Re: Unlock cell phone ESN - was lost/stolen
> I want to purchase a used Chocloate by Verizon.
> Verizon told me the DNS is locked because it was once reported lost.
> And therefore it cannot be activated.
> Is this phone really unusable, forever? I can get it for onlry $25.oo.
it's ESN - electronic serial number -
and when they are reported as lost or stolen - can't tell the difference -
they are added to a strike out database... that phone is dead to the
Once, I found a phone on a walking path, and it worked ok... sold it on
then it was locked out as - lost/stolen - I refunded the buyer, and
I wonder if the strike out database shows a difference between lost or
lost = accidental and could be re-activated when found
stolen = theft for profit & resale