Can eBay Bad ESN Phones be used on Prepaid (e.g. PagePlus)
There's a lot of bad ESN phones being sold on ebay. I'm not familiar with CDMA networks, but it appears that bad ESN = unpaid bills from previous owner or reported stolen.
If I purchase a bad ESN phone, can I use it on a prepaid carrier like Page Plus which is ESN-agnostic? Do I need to flash it and if so, how difficult is it? I've installed custom ROMs on GSM phones before, is flashing CDMA phones anymore complicated than that?
Is flashing the same as changing ESN, which I've read is illegal and can brick your phone.