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Don't Get Stuck With A Stolen Phone - Use This Free Page Plus ESN Validation Tool

Page Plus online dealer 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.
This is a great tool. If you are buying a used phone to use on Page Plus you should use it to verify if the phone can be activated.

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.


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  1. This has been up for a little while now, and I used it in December to check the Verizon Droid Incredible I use currently through MetroPCS. There is checkesnfree.com out there as well, but it was inconclusive for me, not giving me a definite answer and directing me to contact Verizon. Using Kitty's checker, I had an email back within a couple of hours with actual details, showing the phone blacklisted with Verizon, sadly. However, I give Kitty props for making the tool available with useful info, and doing so for free.

    I'm seriously considering getting service with them, which is how I came across their site and ESN checker, and based on that experience along with what I've seen of the forums, I get the sense that they actually care about their customers. Good service AND reasonably priced coverage via the Verizon network is a hard combination to beat, in my opinion.

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  2. Does this apply to GSM phones? I had read somewhere that it didn't...

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    1. Kitty Wireless' web app only works with CDMA phones.

      However GSM phones do get blacklisted for non-payment or if reported lost or stolen. Blacklisted GSM phones can not be activated on AT&T or T-Mobile or any of their MVNOs. I don't know of any online checker for GSM phones but if you call AT&T they can tell you if an IMEI is blacklisted.

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  3. Hey Anonymous,
    All the things you listed are available through Page Plus, not Kitty. Kitty Wireless is just a dealer. In fact, they're dealers who charge a ton of money for all of their services. Guys like PagePlusCA, Page Plus Dealer, etc do much cheaper activations, esn changes and ports for 1/10 of the price. You should consider your options since there are definitely lots of them out there!

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    1. The Kitty Wireless free ESN Validation Tool is not available from any other dealer or Page Plus Cellular.

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