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  1. #1
    Al
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    A friend of mine at one time had Qwest cellular service. She had
    something happen to her phone and they sent her out a new phone. I
    guess her old phone started working right so she never activated the
    new phone. "Sanyo 8100'. She never activated it. She gave me the
    phone. Will this phone only work on Qwest or will it also work on
    Sprint?
    Thanks


    Al



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  2. #2
    Notan
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    Re: Question about ESN number

    Al wrote:
    >
    > A friend of mine at one time had Qwest cellular service. She had
    > something happen to her phone and they sent her out a new phone. I
    > guess her old phone started working right so she never activated the
    > new phone. "Sanyo 8100'. She never activated it. She gave me the
    > phone. Will this phone only work on Qwest or will it also work on
    > Sprint?


    Sprint WILL NOT activate a phone that hasn't been supplied by them.

    Notan



  3. #3
    Robert
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    Re: Question about ESN number

    Notan <[email protected]> wrote in news:42E1531D.8251DC34
    @ddress.com:

    > Al wrote:
    >>
    >> A friend of mine at one time had Qwest cellular service.

    She had
    >> something happen to her phone and they sent her out a new

    phone. I
    >> guess her old phone started working right so she never

    activated the
    >> new phone. "Sanyo 8100'. She never activated it. She gave

    me the
    >> phone. Will this phone only work on Qwest or will it also

    work on
    >> Sprint?

    >
    > Sprint WILL NOT activate a phone that hasn't been supplied

    by them.
    >
    > Notan
    >


    Sprint has activated at least of two phones I purchased on
    Ebay. Infact, I have had only good luck in asking Sprint ahead
    of time if they will activate a particular ESN that the Ebay
    seller MUST supply before I bid.
    I believe they are only checking that the phone is not stolen.
    Must note that my activations were all done about 6 months
    ago.
    Good Luck,
    Robert



  4. #4
    Dave
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    Re: Question about ESN number

    The phone must be able to operate on the Sprint network. I am not familiar
    with Qwest but if it is a PCS network then maybe Sprint can activate it.

    "Robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Notan <[email protected]> wrote in news:42E1531D.8251DC34
    > @ddress.com:
    >
    >> Al wrote:
    >>>
    >>> A friend of mine at one time had Qwest cellular service.

    > She had
    >>> something happen to her phone and they sent her out a new

    > phone. I
    >>> guess her old phone started working right so she never

    > activated the
    >>> new phone. "Sanyo 8100'. She never activated it. She gave

    > me the
    >>> phone. Will this phone only work on Qwest or will it also

    > work on
    >>> Sprint?

    >>
    >> Sprint WILL NOT activate a phone that hasn't been supplied

    > by them.
    >>
    >> Notan
    >>

    >
    > Sprint has activated at least of two phones I purchased on
    > Ebay. Infact, I have had only good luck in asking Sprint ahead
    > of time if they will activate a particular ESN that the Ebay
    > seller MUST supply before I bid.
    > I believe they are only checking that the phone is not stolen.
    > Must note that my activations were all done about 6 months
    > ago.
    > Good Luck,
    > Robert






  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Question about ESN number

    Dave wrote:
    > The phone must be able to operate on the Sprint network. I am not familiar
    > with Qwest but if it is a PCS network then maybe Sprint can activate it.


    Qwest is, in fact, 1900 MHz CDMA, same as Sprint, but Sprint won't activate
    any phones they didn't originally sell.

    Having said that, my wife and I have activated a few used Sprint phones on
    our account, that we bought off eBay. Check the ESN first, and as long as
    Sprint doesn't have it blacklisted you should be ok.

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  6. #6
    Notan
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    Re: Question about ESN number

    Steve Sobol wrote:
    >
    > Dave wrote:
    > > The phone must be able to operate on the Sprint network. I am not familiar
    > > with Qwest but if it is a PCS network then maybe Sprint can activate it.

    >
    > Qwest is, in fact, 1900 MHz CDMA, same as Sprint, but Sprint won't activate
    > any phones they didn't originally sell.
    >
    > Having said that, my wife and I have activated a few used Sprint phones on
    > our account, that we bought off eBay. Check the ESN first, and as long as
    > Sprint doesn't have it blacklisted you should be ok.


    When I said, "Sprint WILL NOT activate a phone that hasn't been supplied
    by them," what I meant to say was "... ORIGINALLY supplied by them."

    Thanks for typing what I was thinking, Steve! <g>

    Notan



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