I buy, repair, and sell cell phones on eBay as a hobby. I have a large lot of Verizon and Sprint cell phones. I need to check each Verizon and Sprint phone to find out if they are able to be activated. Verizon told me that unless I am an authorized dealer or a Verizon customer they cannot give me that information. Is there any other way for me to check each phone by its identification numbers to find out if it is able to be activated, or am I out of luck?