Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Removing Phone Number from Kin Phone

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    135
    Feedback Score
    0

    Removing Phone Number from Kin Phone

    Not sure if the Microsoft-Sharp Kin phones belong in this subforum.

    I am having trouble removing the phone number from my old Kin Two before I get rid of it. Has anyone found a secret way of removing the phone number as Verizon seems to have hard coded it to the device?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    21,583
    Device(s)
    Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
    Carrier(s)
    Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0
    That might be a tough one. The phone is currently incompatible with US carriers (big 3, Verizon, T-Mobile, At&t) and has a proprietary operating system. Here is a link to the related Wikipedia article: https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=18d4f...NzLiUyMA&ntb=1.

    To be honest, the phone should probably just be destroyed to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information at this point. Remove the battery and recycle it and drill holes into the device to make it unusable. No carrier will activate this device in the US. It may only hold value for someone who collects old phones but otherwise it is not much more useful than a paperweight or a door stop.
    Just another day in paradise.....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2022
    Posts
    13
    Feedback Score
    0
    Hi,
    i think that to remove the phone number from your Kin Two, you will need to contact Verizon customer support and request that they deactivate the device and release the phone number. Once the device has been deactivated and the number released, the number should no longer be associated with the device. If you're having trouble getting in touch with Verizon, you can try visiting a local Verizon Wireless store or searching for Verizon support online.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    21,583
    Device(s)
    Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
    Carrier(s)
    Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0
    I seriously doubt that customer service reps will have access to the user guide due to the age of the device. As a former CS rep for At&t, we only had access to the user guide for devices about 5 years old. There is zero user support for discontinued devices like this one. Especially with proprietary operating systems.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    GTA
    Posts
    2,368
    Carrier(s)
    Telus
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Serial Port View Post
    I seriously doubt that customer service reps will have access to the user guide due to the age of the device. As a former CS rep for At&t, we only had access to the user guide for devices about 5 years old. There is zero user support for discontinued devices like this one. Especially with proprietary operating systems.
    This is a spambot or someone with too much time on their hands copying and pasting responses from ChatGPT, which often don't make a lot of sense. All the posts by this moriischristian are like that. I'll leave it up to the mods to decide what to do with this user.

    Sent from my Pixel 4a (5G) using HoFo mobile app
    Cell phone history:
    Motorola DPC 550 - Ericsson DF388 - Sanyo SCP-4000 - Samsung SCH-N150 - Samsung SCH-T300 - LG TM520 - LG VX-4600 - BlackBerry 6750 - BlackBerry 7250 - Samsung SGH-807 - T-Mobile Dash - Motorola RAZR - BlackBerry Bold 9000 - BlackBerry Torch 9800 - Samsung Galaxy S Captivate - Samsung Nexus S - Samsung Galaxy S III LTE - Oppo Find 7a - Moto X Play - OnePlus 3T Midnight Black Limited Edition - Huawei P20 Pro () - Google Pixel 4a 5G

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    21,583
    Device(s)
    Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
    Carrier(s)
    Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0
    Thread closed. Garbage post.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-11-2012, 09:46 PM
  2. Need to remove my number from a phone I'm selling
    By platinumjason in forum BlackBerry
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 10:11 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-28-2004, 07:17 PM
  4. sync phone number from old phone
    By Sunny32 in forum Windows Mobile Standard (Smartphone)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-20-2004, 10:51 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-18-2004, 09:48 AM

Bookmarks