As we close in on the end of the year everyone is buzzing about the next Apple conference coming up in two weeks (September 9th). Will we finally see the iPhone 6? The iWatch? As we draw closer to the date we can only speculate what Apple has instore for the end of 2014! Save the date and stay posted as we will post more info as it develops!
Every Apple iOS device comes with it's own unique serial number which can reveal important information like the make and warranty status. This information is key for selling because it helps you understand the value of your device to know which model it is and what kind of warranty it has on it. Read more here...
Every Apple computer comes with it's own unique serial number which can reveal important information like the make, year and warranty status. This information is key for selling because it helps you understand the value of your machine to know how old it is and what kind of warranty it has on it. Read more here...
As the original owner looking to sell, the best way to make sure is to check in with the phone’s original carrier (like calling or going into a Verizon or Sprint store) and ask if the phone is eligible to be activated to a new account. Other ways are as simple as notifying your carrier that you are switching service to a new phone or making sure that your account has no open balances.
For those looking to buy a phone from eBay you can use the IMEI or IMEID provided in the description of the listing (if you cannot find this information in the listing you can message the seller to add it otherwise it's a red flag) and call the related carrier if the phone is good to add to a new account.
In the event the phone has been reported lost or stolen it won’t have any chance of being activated unless it is returned to the owner or original carrier.
A phone with a bad ESN (Electronic Serial Number) is a phone that can’t be connected to a new cellular account due to it being blocked by the original carrier. ESN’s are used to identify CDMA cell phones that are under carriers like Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular, to name a few. Phones that fall under this category can only be sold as “parts”, being that they can’t be activated and used to their full potential.
To read what causes a phone's ESN to go bad or how to check if a phone's IMEI check out our full tutorial here