Blaine: What does the Ting ESN Check Tool tell you when you run your M8 through it?
@Andy321 said: Ting Bring your own phone says its compatibleI am trying to sell my phone to someone who has sprint planI did port the number our to Mint sim which works well
@Jollyjoe said: The correct Answer @Andy321 is that when ringplus transferred our number to ting, they switched our esn from spcs to iblp,
@Jollyjoe said: The correct Answer @Andy321 is that when ringplus transferred our number to ting, they switched our esn from spcs to iblp, you need to call ting , give them your esn and ask them to switch it back to spcs .
@Jollyjoe said: I was on ting , then tello then tried sprint postpaid, spent over an hour with sprint trying to figure it out, then I called ting have them the esn, 5 minutes later called back sprint and was able to activate. Hope this helps
I would like to ask and would greatly appreciate if @startledmarmot could better explain the the
various categories that a device's status can be categorized as and what
those and their designations mean in regard to activating on an Sprint MVNO or Sprint Post Paid.Explain both those ESN designations above, spcs and iiblp and explain in greater detail what the PLBL is.
What status does the the device needs to be pushed back to, Wholesale or Retail and which is univeral, does an MVNO actually have control on how it is pushed back when deactivated?
In Sprint's systems,
a device has a "phone ownership" flag. If set to SPCS (Sprint PCS),
it can usually activate with Sprint postpaid retail. If set to PLBL (private
label), it can usually activate with any Sprint MVNO.
Any Sprint MVNO can
normally switch a device from PLBL "back" to SPCS. Some do upon
request, some seem to have no process for it. Sprint retail customer service
usually has no clue how to do it. (They can, but it isn't something they
normally are trained on or know to check for in my experience.)
When you deactivate
a device with Ting, we set it back to SPCS automatically within a few days to
try to save you the hassle of having to call us (or worse, Sprint).
One caveat: TextNow
does tend to subsidize the devices you buy from them, sometimes pretty heavily,
even though they require no contract. It would be bad karma if you bought a
pretty expensive device from them on the cheap and are leaving with it a month
or two later imo.
(Full disclosure: I
work for Ting.)
from <https://www.reddit.com/r/Sprint/comments/4wo3vx/sprint_says_the_phone_cant_be_activated_because/> "