Kitty Wireless has launched a free ESN Validation Tool. When you enter a phone's electronic serial number (ESN or MEID), it will send you an email with the following information:
- If a phone is clear for use on Page Plus. If it's not clear, the tool will tell you why; which could be because the phone was reported lost, stolen, or was blacklisted for non-payment by Verizon or because the phone is active with another Verizon MVNo or is a Verizon preppaid phone which is ineligible for use on Page Plus.
- The make & model of the phone, if it's is available in the Page Plus Database.
- If the phone is already active on Page Plus, it will tell you the cellular number that it's active on.
Unfortunately, some unscrupulous folks have been know to sell a phone and then report it as lost in order to make an insurance claim causing the phone to be unusable. I recommend only buying used phones from family members or people you know or from online businesses like eBay or CowBoom that provide buyer protection or a guarantee.