My sons need a new cell and he is not close to upgrading on his contract. He is with US Cellular. Question- There are lot of used phones on Craigslist, if there anyway to verify that a given phone will work with a specific (US Cellular) provider?
If you take it to a US Cellular store will they verify it for you?
It has to be a US Cellular phone or be "unlocked". I've never had any experience with an unlocked phone but you may also have to get a Sim Card for it. Best bet is to just buy a phone that was previously used with US Cellular.
I'm a used phone reseller so I have a lot of experience here. If you want to stick with US Cellular, you'll want to get a US Cellular phone, as unlocked phones won't work with them. All you need to do when you buy the phone off Craigslist is to check the ESN. This is a number that's usually under the battery of the phone. Then you can just give a local US Cellular store a call and have them check that number to make sure it is OK to be activated. You may have to call a couple different stores as sometimes you get an employee that doesn't feel like helping.
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