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I have an LG ENV VX9900, about a year old. My Dad changed carriers when they moved to El Paso from Las Vegas. I need to change my verizon LG to an alltel LG. Verizon bought Alltel, but no one in the company knows this. Alltel explains they cannot use another companys phones. Can you help me? Please, my Dad sent me his Motorola from the jurassic period. Thank You

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  • centaura13 Feb 14, 2009

    How do I change the ESN?

  • centaura13 Feb 14, 2009

    How do you add an ESN?

  • centaura13 Feb 14, 2009

    If I knew anything about cell phones I would not be paying you guys $10.00. So changing the ESN is as foreign to me as being an Elephant. I need the complete instructions. I have an existing account with alltel and have a inactive verizon phone. I can give you my alltel number if this will help in explaining the complete process. Please, times are hard, and I don't have much money. Thanks for your time and effort in my stupidity.

  • centaura13 Feb 19, 2009

    Ok guys not any help at all. Of course I have asked Alltel to change my number and they told me"We can 'not interfere with ANOTHER networks phone. OMG... No reasoning No way. They wouldn't help me any further. You and I know they want me to buy THEIR PHONE. My dad lives in El PasoTexas. USA! He is not affected by that info-mercial. Neither am I. I go to college here at UNLV. If you could please give me the instructions on how to change that ESN I will be lucky enough to have a cellular phone. If not I can't. That's it. And now I have spent my lunch money to no avail. I must thank you ALL & YOUR EXPERTS, FOR ASSISTANCE!

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Hi ....just follow these steps and you should be able to change ESN:

You will need to register for "My Verizon" first, as this is where you will find the online ESN changer. Follow these instructions to do the ESN change yourself:

  1. Log into your "My Verizon" account
  2. Under the "My Services" section, click on the black GO link, next to the picture of your phone.
  3. Click on the "Activate Phone" link on the right
  4. Click on the " Activate Equipment" link on the right, under the "Existing or Replacement Equipment" section .
  5. Click on "Reason for change" and select "Other", as the reason
  6. Next you will need to enter the ESN/MEID number and hit submit.
  7. After you have done this, wait 5-10 minutes and dial *228 (option #1) to program your phone.
  8. Once you hear the "Your phone has been programed successfully" message, you can hit OK, or the end key.
  9. You can make a test call by hitting #832, to confirm that your phone is working properly

thank u.!!!

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Since you have an older model from the jurassic period it can't be done. Sorry.

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All u can do is to send ur imei to an unlocking online site thats what can i provide

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Dear centaura13, 2-14-2009 6:44PM EST (USA)

I sympathize with you on the complicated steps necessary to do what you need to do to activate your phone.

The best I can do is direct you to the follow website where an easier step by step procedure is detailed. Click on the following link and scroll down to nickecker82 @ alltel
-verizon-phone-compatibility.html">http://cellphoneforums.net/alltel/t190767-alltel-verizon-phone-compatibility.html

Please remember not to close the link but click your back button to come back here and rate me....especially if it works!

Hope This Is Helpful!
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The truth is, YOU cannot do it. The company has to. You need to talk to a rep. and have them escalate the call so that you are on the phone with a senior member that will know what to do. They have to "provision" the phone onto their system in order for it to work on their network. That is the truth.
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Hi,

Some areas are actually not affected by this, please see the following link about this acquisition and call the number below for more information as not all areas are changing the same.
http://news.cnet.com/verizon-completes-alltel-purchase/
For customer inquiries, please call 800-922-0204

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Hi!

If you want to change the carrier you have to get it unlocked and also get its firmware updated.

Please ask for further clarifications

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Rylee

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Feb 14, 2009

    However, after unlocking it you can flash your phone using this file(firmware version 4)-



    LG 9900 Firmware



    Remember before flashing backup all your data.

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The easiest way to do this is after you add the ESN to you account is to dial *22801 and press send. It should say welcome to Alltel and then all you have to do is press 3 to program your phone and after that is successful you need to Dial *22801 again then press 2 to update your PRL and viola you phone will now be able to talk and text on your Alltel account

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If alltel bought verizon technically it's not another company's phone.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Tara Hattey Feb 14, 2009

    sorry, I wrote that wrong, but either way if verizon bought alltel, I don't see why there would be a problem switching it to alltel. maybe you should call alltel and speak to someone else, maybe that person was misinformed.

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