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switching between phones?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by speedlever, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     



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  2. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  3. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  4. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  5. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  6. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  7. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  8. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  9. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  10. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  11. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  12. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  13. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  14. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  15. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  16. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  17. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  18. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  19. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?
    "Diamond Dave" <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:t9rje0ta65g79bsgacqs8dvo0quuvn2ub1@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 17:49:05 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >> Will a disabled phone allow a *228 before being activated?

    > >
    > >A disabled Verizon phone will most definitely allow a *228 as long as,
    > >as previously mentioned, your phone can find a Verizon digital signal.

    *228
    > >is part of the activation process. My Kyoceras even say "Activation" when
    > >you dial *228 :)
    > >

    >
    > Agreed. I bought a phone off of eBay about a year ago. Never
    > activated. Swapped ESNs with the old phone on the VZW website. Dialed
    > *228 on the phone and pressed 1 to activate the phone. Got the latest
    > PRL and within 10 minutes, could dial and receive calls on the new
    > phone.
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
  20. Chuck Drake <drakechuck@insightbb.com> wrote:
    > So does this mean that if someone got a hold of someone's ESN that they
    > could program their phone and then make calls and text message under that
    > ESN and suddenly rack up the charges to the "stolen" ESN?


    You can't put an ESN into a phone - you're stuck with the one it came with.

    --
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    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     

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