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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Got My New iPhone Today ....

After contemplating the new iPhone 5 and some of the better alternatives I made my decision.

I was frustrated for the past few weeks and that frustration built to anger as I toss my old iPhone 4 across the room and broke the screen.

$149 later and I got me a new ( well refurb ) iPhone 4

I can once again make voice calls so I am happy.

New phone - no contract extension - I'm good.

Who knows maybe some day Apple will wake up, offer an iPhone with a more viable larger screen and I will buy that.

Until that time it will have to be out of warranty replacements!
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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I was frustrated for the past few weeks and that frustration built to anger as I toss my old iPhone 4 across the room and broke the screen.

$149 later and I got me a new ( well refurb ) iPhone 4
Does your money grow on trees?
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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Well, your "new" phone is just the same as your old one. You didn't really.. umm.. upgrade.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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Who knows maybe some day Apple will wake up, offer an iPhone with a more viable larger screen and I will buy that.
So you replace your iphone 4 with......ta da...an iphone 4.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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So Sparky, lets just recap here...

You got angry.
You broke your phone on purpose.
You spent $150 to replace the phone you broke yourself.

Uh, ok.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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Wow, guess you really showed Apple
I'm sure they got your message loud and clear
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 06:21 PM   #7
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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I was frustrated for the past few weeks and that frustration built to anger as I toss my old iPhone 4 across the room and broke the screen.
Next time, pleasure yourself instead of breaking the phone.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:02 PM   #9
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After contemplating the new iPhone 5 and some of the better alternatives I made my decision.

I was frustrated for the past few weeks and that frustration built to anger as I toss my old iPhone 4 across the room and broke the screen.

$149 later and I got me a new ( well refurb ) iPhone 4

I can once again make voice calls so I am happy.

New phone - no contract extension - I'm good.

Who knows maybe some day Apple will wake up, offer an iPhone with a more viable larger screen and I will buy that.

Until that time it will have to be out of warranty replacements!
Bigger screen is unlikely. Try the Galaxy S3 if you want a large screen.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:10 PM   #10
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The five stages of insanity:

Shock and disbelieve on whatever unhappiness with I5
Anger and Frustration.
Acceptance after finding out no alternatives.
Elation after all I can make voice calls again!
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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Well, your "new" phone is just the same as your old one. You didn't really.. umm.. upgrade.
Did I say anything about upgrading?

On the other hand I did turn in a iPhone that was not functioning properly electronically before I broke it physically and got one that does, so I guess in a sense that was an upgrade.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to accidentally break an iPhone on purpose?

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So Sparky, lets just recap here...

You got angry.
You broke your phone on purpose.
You spent $150 to replace the phone you broke yourself.

Uh, ok.

Firs the phone had an intermittent problem.

Apple could not duplicate so they sent me on my way.

Went back with a problem they could verify.

Replacement acquired.


Now if I so desired I can sell that WORKING PHONE, make a small profit and do what I want!

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Does your money grow on trees?
It's my money to do with as I please, but thanks for caring!

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Looking at EBAY

I will be able to get anywhere from $250 ( up to $370 ) and up for this ....

LIKE NEW IPHONE 4 BLACK 32GB

Broken ones are getting $150


I think I'll make out just fine!
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:58 PM   #12
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After contemplating the new iPhone 5 and some of the better alternatives I made my decision.

I was frustrated for the past few weeks and that frustration built to anger as I toss my old iPhone 4 across the room and broke the screen.

$149 later and I got me a new ( well refurb ) iPhone 4

I can once again make voice calls so I am happy.

New phone - no contract extension - I'm good.

Who knows maybe some day Apple will wake up, offer an iPhone with a more viable larger screen and I will buy that.

Until that time it will have to be out of warranty replacements!
Big mistake on the 4, you should have got the 5 for SO many reasons. Anyway you will probably not be able to get barely anything out of iOS7 lol.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:10 PM   #13
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Big mistake on the 4, you should have got the 5 for SO many reasons. Anyway you will probably not be able to get barely anything out of iOS7 lol.
So you think spending $150 for a phone that I will sell for $250 +++ was a mistake?

Keep in mind I could not sell the original phone because it had an intermittent problem so I had two choices.......

#1 - Keep broken phone and spend $399 for a new one.

#2 - Spend $150 for new one, sell it on Ebay for $250 +++, making a profit of at least $100 then paying the difference for a new phone.

At the end of this a $399 phone will cost me less than $299
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:23 PM   #14
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So you think spending $150 for a phone that I will sell for $250 +++ was a mistake?

Keep in mind I could not sell the original phone because it had an intermittent problem so I had two choices.......

#1 - Keep broken phone and spend $399 for a new one.

#2 - Spend $150 for new one, sell it on Ebay for $250 +++, making a profit of at least $100 then paying the difference for a new phone.

At the end of this a $399 phone will cost me less than $299
hmmm yeah financially speaking that is a good move.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:24 PM   #15
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hmmm yeah financially speaking that is a good move.

I just couldn't get Apple to go along with the replacement until I could show them it was really broken!
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:26 PM   #16
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You said that even broken ones are going for $150 on ebay, right? If that's true, why didn't you just sell your original (pre-broken) iPhone 4 for $150 or more. Seems like that would have been the more financially prudent move.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 04:25 AM   #17
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You said that even broken ones are going for $150 on ebay, right? If that's true, why didn't you just sell your original (pre-broken) iPhone 4 for $150 or more. Seems like that would have been the more financially prudent move.
Condition is everything ......

Up to $150 in " pristine looking " condition.

I found one that sold for $150 but it had 'liquid damage', LOOKED " brand new " also it had a over $100 in accessories.

Cracked/broken glass was even less.

My glass front and back looked like someone dragged it through a sandpile for months not to mention the additional problems.

Even if I do not sell it, I have a much better phone than I did before and more importantly NO CONTRACT!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:04 AM   #18
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so tempted to write cool story bro.... so tempted.....
nice story chap. Tell it again.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:39 AM   #19
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Thumbs down

Your thread title seems deliberately misleading.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 08:40 AM   #20
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I am guessing your warranty expired? Mine had an intermittent home button issue and when my wife brought it to an Apple store it was acting fine (of course). The guy replaced it anyways, no questions asked.. had one month left to go on my warranty luckily.

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:56 AM   #21
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Hmm you coulda upgraded to an iPhone 5 for cheaper.
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