1. johnny hotsauce's Avatar
    Just picked up a NIB Sprint 16GB White iPhone 4S on Craigslist Friday night and the phone's software is showing the model number as MD240LL, does anyone know what the heck this is as this is not any of the Sprint iPhone model numbers let alone the model number of any iPhone that I'm aware of.

    I did sucessfully activate the phone through Sprint on Friday night and all seems fine with the phone operationally but I'm just trying to figure out what exactly it is that I bought... I even checked with Apple and they were completely confused and said my model number is technically showing as a 13.3" MacBook in their system and not an iPhone however my serial number is showing legit as a Sprint iPhone but as a black 64GB one and not as a 16GB white which is what the phone really is...

    I wonder if I got some cloned MEID phone or something, I don't know...

    Odd... LOL
    11-06-2011 10:37 AM
  2. sj-performance's Avatar
    wifey and i have same phone from sprint..our model #MD378LL we bought from sprint.com. yours is different. but hey u got it activated and it works. so good and dont worry about it
    Last edited by sjperformance; 11-06-2011 at 11:46 AM.
    11-06-2011 11:42 AM
  3. Boobie12's Avatar
    Just picked up a NIB Sprint 16GB White iPhone 4S on Craigslist Friday night and the phone's software is showing the model number as MD240LL, does anyone know what the heck this is as this is not any of the Sprint iPhone model numbers let alone the model number of any iPhone that I'm aware of.

    I did sucessfully activate the phone through Sprint on Friday night and all seems fine with the phone operationally but I'm just trying to figure out what exactly it is that I bought... I even checked with Apple and they were completely confused and said my model number is technically showing as a 13.3" MacBook in their system and not an iPhone however my serial number is showing legit as a Sprint iPhone but as a black 64GB one and not as a 16GB white which is what the phone really is...

    I wonder if I got some cloned MEID phone or something, I don't know...

    Odd... LOL
    I have the same iPhone Nd model number, and mines is one straight from apple store
    11-06-2011 11:59 AM
  4. johnny hotsauce's Avatar
    I was thrilled it activated...lol! I just got worried after I was looking at the settings and saw a different model number than what it was supposed to be, I thought I had a cloned ESN or something...

    The phone is great though, it's my first iPhone and I can definitely see why there is such a large fan base for these phones. I'm coming from years of Android and I can appreciate the pros and cons for each platform now that I'm familiar with both.
    11-06-2011 01:32 PM
  5. noaim's Avatar
    I was thrilled it activated...lol! I just got worried after I was looking at the settings and saw a different model number than what it was supposed to be, I thought I had a cloned ESN or something...

    The phone is great though, it's my first iPhone and I can definitely see why there is such a large fan base for these phones. I'm coming from years of Android and I can appreciate the pros and cons for each platform now that I'm familiar with both.
    most fake iPhones dont have the real IOS on it you would know pretty quickly that its a fake..
    11-06-2011 02:40 PM
  6. johnny hotsauce's Avatar
    most fake iPhones dont have the real IOS on it you would know pretty quickly that its a fake..
    I wasn't worried about it being fake, I was worried it was stolen with a cloned MEID. I still am a bit worried because the phone is a white 16GB 4S and Sprint and Apple both show the MEID and serial number as a black 64GB 4S which I'm sure would raise questions with Apple if I had to bring it in for any issues.
    11-06-2011 03:51 PM
  7. Oliverg109's Avatar
    I bought my iphone from craigslist and it wont even activate, so your in luck.
    11-06-2011 08:34 PM
  8. E_Brown's Avatar
    I bought my iphone from craigslist and it wont even activate, so your in luck.
    Sorry to hear that. When I buy off CL, I make the person meet me at the store, so I can activate it there and make sure it is okay. There can be some shady people on CL.


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    11-06-2011 08:37 PM
  9. Oliverg109's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that. When I buy off CL, I make the person meet me at the store, so I can activate it there and make sure it is okay. There can be some shady people on CL.


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    never thought about that. thats a good one next time i will make sure that happens. i was thinking about using the COLD sim card trick but ive been so frustrated with the iphone i dont even feel like bothering anymore
    11-06-2011 08:43 PM
  10. sj-performance's Avatar
    I bought my iphone from craigslist and it wont even activate, so your in luck.
    have you tried contacting the seller? i bet he/she dont answer anymore. next meet person in store or buy from ebay. yeah on ebay you pay more...but atleast ebay has ur back
    11-06-2011 08:46 PM
  11. Peligro911's Avatar
    I'm md277LL ...I'm Verizon thou When u type the serial on apples site what does it show ? Also what does it show when plugged into iTunes ?

    Maybe it was a original or something does anyone know how to tell the manufacture date from serial on a 4s ?


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    11-06-2011 09:03 PM
  12. Oliverg109's Avatar
    exactly no answer anymore, but im wondering if buying it from ebay would have the same problem as if i bought it from CL because that iphone is spanking new (the one i bought) it just keeps telling me to activated it someone else number.
    11-06-2011 09:03 PM
  13. sj-performance's Avatar
    exactly no answer anymore, but im wondering if buying it from ebay would have the same problem as if i bought it from CL because that iphone is spanking new (the one i bought) it just keeps telling me to activated it someone else number.
    on ebay more protection. you buy from people with good feedbacks. if they say esn is clean...its clean. just look at feedbacks. remember on ebay you are propected with ebay and pay pal too. those 2 aint a joke...they protect both seller and buyer. but mostly buyer. FYI...you can still sell that iphone for good money...here in the US the cdma its no good since ESN isnt clean. but international someone can unlock it and use GSM portion of it...so go ahead and sell it on ebay or so. someone will buy it. make sure to meantion for international GSM only and that ESN isnt clean
    Last edited by sjperformance; 11-06-2011 at 09:19 PM.
    11-06-2011 09:16 PM
  14. Oliverg109's Avatar
    on ebay more protection. you buy from people with good feedbacks. if they say esn is clean...its clean. just look at feedbacks. remember on ebay you are propected with ebay and pay pal too. those 2 aint a joke...they protect both seller and buyer. but mostly buyer. FYI...you can still sell that iphone for good money...here in the US the cdma its no good since ESN isnt clean. but international someone can unlock it and use GSM portion of it...so go ahead and sell it on ebay or so. someone will buy it. make sure to meantion for international GSM only and that ESN isnt clean
    Mines is GSM. and even with my sim it still doesnt register my number
    11-06-2011 09:22 PM
  15. sj-performance's Avatar
    Weird iPhone 4s is both CDMA/GSM on Verizon AT&T or Sprint. It's same phone. You bought a verizon sprint CDMA iPhone 4s with a bad ESN. And Ofcourse it will not register cuz its not unlocked yet...correct me if I'm wrong
    11-06-2011 09:34 PM
  16. Oliverg109's Avatar
    Weird iPhone 4s is both CDMA/GSM on Verizon AT&T or Sprint. It's same phone. You bought a verizon sprint CDMA iPhone 4s with a bad ESN. And Ofcourse it will not register cuz its not unlocked yet...correct me if I'm wrong
    never thought of that. from what i know you are correct the iphone 4s is a world phone ? so it can be used on a sprint network or verizon? so i still might have some hope reselling it maybe?
    11-06-2011 09:49 PM
  17. Doug B's Avatar
    exactly no answer anymore, but im wondering if buying it from ebay would have the same problem as if i bought it from CL because that iphone is spanking new (the one i bought) it just keeps telling me to activated it someone else number.
    If you ever do get a hold of the previous owner ask if the removed the phone from their sprint account. My friend bought one one eBay and the seller had it on his account still. The phone couldn't be activated until the seller had Sprint remove it. Once the seller contacted Sprint it activated and worked fine.


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    11-06-2011 10:37 PM
  18. Peligro911's Avatar
    never thought of that. from what i know you are correct the iphone 4s is a world phone ? so it can be used on a sprint network or verizon? so i still might have some hope reselling it maybe?
    call the carriers have them run the esn they can tell you if it's belongs in there system ie Verizon / sprint / att

    AT&T are locked to AT&T Towers
    Verizon on Verizon and same for sprint reason is
    esn have to be activated in there systems and Verizon don't activate esn that are not sold by them ( sprint phones) and same gos for sprint with Verizon phones ...

    So you might ask thats dumb why have CDMA / gsm same phone but be locked down ...
    Simple the gsm / sim card part of the phone for CDMA carriers is made for world phone meaning it can be unlocked to work in other country's but will not unlock for US carriers AT&T and tmobile

    AT&T is the same but there 4S esn can not be activated on sprint or Verizon

    My guess is you bought a CDMA carriers phone and your trying to use the gsm part of the phone

    If u bought the gsm version it would be fine swapping the sim

    Try to figure out what carrier it gos too for Verizon try dialing *228 if u hear Verizon over air programming its a Verizon phone

    Someone prob got the phone canceled account or didn't pay bill and esn has been black listed then sold it on cl

    Last thing to try do a restore so it won't ask for a diff number ? I doubt it will work but worth a try.

    Was there a sim in it when you bought it ?



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    11-06-2011 11:58 PM
  19. sj-performance's Avatar
    iphone 4S is a world phone. you cannot get a sprint iphone to connect to verizon account or get a verizon iphone to connect to sprint. they wont do it since they go by ESN numbers. now you get a verizon/sprint iphone UNLOCKED to for att or tmo its all go. or for GSM international use...go to settings/general/about see if you see the carrier
    11-07-2011 12:00 AM
  20. Peligro911's Avatar
    iphone 4S is a world phone. you cannot get a sprint iphone to connect to verizon account or get a verizon iphone to connect to sprint. they wont do it since they go by ESN numbers. now you get a verizon/sprint iphone UNLOCKED to for att or tmo its all go. or for GSM international use...go to settings/general/about see if you see the carrier
    Carrier unlock wont work on CDMA to work for AT&T or tmobile .. U need a JB and ultra snow a true unlock to make happen and currently it don't exist


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    11-07-2011 12:02 AM
  21. sj-performance's Avatar
    Carrier unlock wont work on CDMA to work for AT&T or tmobile .. U need a JB and ultra snow a true unlock to make happen and currently it don't exist


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    correct. but after that happens than you can. just a matter of time...soon i suppose
    11-07-2011 12:08 AM
  22. Peligro911's Avatar
    correct. but after that happens than you can. just a matter of time...soon i suppose
    I hope I would love to be on Verizon and then pop in a prepaid card when want lol


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    11-07-2011 12:17 AM
  23. johnny hotsauce's Avatar
    I bought my iphone from craigslist and it wont even activate, so your in luck.
    Sorry to hear that, I know that has to suck. I did meet up with the guy I bought mine from at a Sprint store to have it activated before I handed over the cash.

    Like another mentioned, see if you can get ahold of your seller, maybe they just didn't have a chance to unlink the phone from their account. I'm just trying to have some faith for you
    11-07-2011 12:21 AM
  24. Oliverg109's Avatar
    Thanks for the faith! im also trying to keep the faith.
    11-07-2011 09:25 AM
  25. karazmatic's Avatar
    Is this iphone 4S Sprint of yours still available?
    08-06-2012 04:48 AM
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