Can I Sell Phone Under Contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zdobson, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have an iPhone 4, but am eligible for an upgrade. I'm happy with the 4 and it works perfectly. I'm wondering if I can get an iPhone 5 for $200, not open or activate it, and sell it. I'm seeing them go on eBay for $600-700.

    Is there any reason I can't do this? How much is a reasonable price to expect to get?
     
  2. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Can't help you on price but yes, sell away. You will then be tied into a 2-year contract using a 2 year old phone (isn't that the age of the 4?) but to each their own.
     
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    Jordan921

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    Applejuiced

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  5. macrumors 601

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    Once upgraded, a new 2-yr contract starts. Who is responsible?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    You do have to activate it then deactivate it before you sell it otherwise whoever gets it will be unable to.
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    The contract is tied to the number not the phone.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    If you're with Verizon or Sprint make sure that you deactivate the new phone and reactivate the new one before selling it.

    If you're with AT&T just remove the Nano Sim and go get a new micro sim activated for your iPhone 4.
     

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