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    Okay, so I find a nice, new HP Pre 3 for Verizon on Amazon.com, and, before I buy it, I want to make sure I can use it. (Dont want to be $300+ out for a phone I cant use). So I contact Verizon Customer Support via email, and the lady tells me there will be no problem connecting a pre 3 to their network.

    So, I order the phone, and get it, and I have no bars. sooo, I call Verizon, and, after 2 days, and 6 different webos newbies, the last lady tells me that "The HP Pre 3 was never approved for use in the US, so we are not going to be able to activate that for you. I there anything else I can help you with today?" WHAAAAAAATTT?!?!?!?!?!

    I NEED MAJOR HELP!!!!! I have decided that, if Verizon wont help me connect, I'll change the settings and do it myself. I am asking for ANY and ALL help that you wonderfull people of WebOS Nation.

    I am seriously BEGGING!!!!! I have doctored to 2.2.4, have just restored settings using "##3282 ->Menu -> Restore" After this, I am going to try some new settings I have googled. I will post these after I try, and after I find them all.
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    can you get a warranty for it from seller? Maybe you have a bad unit. The seller on ebay offered a warranty that you had to register for within 30 days of purchase.
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    Sounds like you have an ESN issue. Did the seller guarantee clean ESN in the sale?

    Did you try adding it from your VZW profile online? I know multiple folks currently using VZW Pre3s.
    I love physical keyboards... but there is two devices that would make me consider a slab, one is something running a full version of Open webOS. The other is an iPhone!!!! HA HA just kidding (about the iPhone that is)...
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    I did not see anything about a warrenty from the seller, and I have compared settings with my Pre 2, by dialing ##3282#, and they appear to be the same. And, I added it to my VZW profile and it worked fine. It does not show what phone I am using, but it told me that the phone was activated after I entered in the MEID.
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    So what happens when you try to activate it?
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    Okay, so after rebooting 1 more time, the phone found a roaming signal, so I tried *228 once more. The phone took about 1 minute to download everything and, when Java restarted, I had a Verizon signal, not roaming. I was then able to log into my profile and begin using the phone. (Take that you stupid Verizon rep )
    I want to thank you all for your help, and, if any of you should think about buying a Pre 3 ($320 on Amazon.com) dont give up, it will work. Now, I just need to figure out how to use it .

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Good deal. I had no problem activating my Verizon Pre3. Works like a champ. There's an extensive thread in the Pre3 forum specifically about activating on Verizon. I would never contact Verizon for anything other than a phone I bought from them. They're really very limited in their capabilities.

    You'll love your pre3!

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