iPhone 5! Dirty cheap?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Prototype18, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys.

    I have 2 iphones 4S and 1 3GS. I use them everyday and cant be more happy.

    But now im facing iphone 5.

    I found them on eBay (also those 3 phones were bought on eBay) for 600$ shipped.

    BUT they have bad ESN.

    Just 1 short answer as googling it couldnt clarify me.

    Can i use them outside US Ex in Albania with GSM mobiles. Im handy with jailbreak / flashin / Gevey etc.

    Thank you !
     
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    Applejuiced

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    If its a verizon i5 with bad esn it will work with any gsm carrier outside the US.
    If its a sprint model it won't work cause those are locked.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well this one i was looking its a Sprint one.

    Can it be unlocked ?
     
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    Applejuiced

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    You have to be a sprint customer in good standing for 3 months and some other requirements they have in order to unlock it for international use.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No way t unlock it as i dont live in US.

    Thank you :)
     
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    gpsouza

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    Don't know where you live, but considering 600US$ for an iPhone with bad ESN and you will probably ending with a customs problem (taxes due importing), it was better to check anywhere else. An new iPhone unlocked costs 700 dolars...
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well i found the 4s for 124$ on ebay bought is and its flawless !

    Also i was considering to get that 5 and i found some good one for 600 (at&t ) and i can unlock for 3$ :D

    Thank you all !
     
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    Applejuiced

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    True.
    But for $649 you can buy a brand new factory unlocked i5. No risk with an eBay auction, blacklisted or unlock needed.
    Saving $49 is not really dirt cheap.
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    Did you ever wonder why they have bad esn? Possibly stolen? Or dont you care?
     
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    sulpfiction

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    For me, id pay the additional money and buy without any worries direct from apple. Between eBay, bad esn, blacklist, etc. it would be a very small price to pay for the piece of mind. Can't believe u would even consider the eBay one, actually.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually i cant buy from apple and unlocked here costs 1200 Euros. And Locked one 700 Euros. So 500 E its way to much. Thats why i was considering ebay. I dotn care if its stolen there in the US. Im way to far US and eBay is the only place to buy.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    good luck!
     

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