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Berries-A-Million

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I am wanting to switch back to iOS and trying to figure out the best way to do this that will not put me wasting too much money.
When I got the Note 10 plus, I did the trade in at Best Buy with a Pixel 3, and got $600 off. I owe around $400 on the phone before it's paid off with AT&T, or $240~ before I could trade it in.

Now, I see the phone is selling on Swappa for $700-750 range, but that doesn't account for the paypal fee and the $10 fee from Swappa.

What would be the best way to pursue this?

Reason why I am switching. Note 10 plus has been known to have weaker signal than other phones, and I have noticed it when I am in buildings. Also, it has lagged/stuttered on me a few times. I really thought Samsung fixed this, but it definitely doesn't seem like it. I also hate the in-screen fingerprint reader. It works about 75% of the time depending how your skin is moist or dry.
 

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If you're fretting over $10 I don't see this going well. Just sell it on Swappa. Or Craigslist & meet at a carriers store- but that's a hassle and no-shows are common
 

Vacheron

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OP, do you owe money on this device? If so, you can't officially sell on Swappa.

Basically, it works like this: Swappa says you can't sell a phone that's currently financed. They'll try to enforce that rule, but in reality they're only interested as to whether or not your phone is financed through the carrier. What they don't want is for your to sell the device, stop making payments, and then have the carrier shut off the phone.

tl;dr: If you financed the device through the carrier, you can't sell the device. If you financed through a third party bank, the phone is yours but don't mention it to Swappa.
 

Berries-A-Million

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OP, do you owe money on this device? If so, you can't officially sell on Swappa.

Basically, it works like this: Swappa says you can't sell a phone that's currently financed. They'll try to enforce that rule, but in reality they're only interested as to whether or not your phone is financed through the carrier. What they don't want is for your to sell the device, stop making payments, and then have the carrier shut off the phone.

tl;dr: If you financed the device through the carrier, you can't sell the device. If you financed through a third party bank, the phone is yours but don't mention it to Swappa.

As mentioned in my original post, yes I do owe on it, and I am aware of Swappa rules. I would have to pay it off with AT&T before I could sell it which is not a big deal, but I am just trying to figure out the best way to do this without losing too much money.
 

Vacheron

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As mentioned in my original post, yes I do owe on it, and I am aware of Swappa rules. I would have to pay it off with AT&T before I could sell it which is not a big deal, but I am just trying to figure out the best way to do this without losing too much money.
Sorry, missed that.

Swappa is the way to go. No one else will give you close to a good value on trade in and eBay and craigslist are far less reliable for sales.

If you finance iPhone, make sure to do it through Apple. That way if you decide to sell the device, your loan isn't actually tied to the phone! Good luck!
 
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IowaLynn

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Swallow the $240 if you stay with AT&T.

Otherwise change carriers, likely an AT&T issue, not Note 10.
I have AT&T and S10+ and weak signal. But WiFi 6 has been great with proper router.

On S10, I often don’t need to use fp to unlock, just face recognition and swipe up, but yes in apps, have to use finger print. Trick, register same finger(s) twice. Much more reliable. And the patch Samsung sent out last week should have helped too.
 

Berries-A-Million

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Swallow the $240 if you stay with AT&T.

Otherwise change carriers, likely an AT&T issue, not Note 10.
I have AT&T and S10+ and weak signal. But WiFi 6 has been great with proper router.

On S10, I often don’t need to use fp to unlock, just face recognition and swipe up, but yes in apps, have to use finger print. Trick, register same finger(s) twice. Much more reliable. And the patch Samsung sent out last week should have helped too.

Not an AT&T issue. My S9 plus for work works just fine when the Note 10 couldn't. Same as others have noticed on Android Central.

What I am having a hard time accepting is going from $15 a month on AT&T to $60 a month for Apples upgrade plan. Or $41.67 a month for AT&T 30 month one....but not yearly upgrade. Ugh.
 

Super Spartan

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I also hate the in-screen fingerprint reader. It works about 75% of the time depending how your skin is moist or dry.
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, I had the Note 10 Plus last month. I wanted the best camera phone but the fingerprint reader made me wanna throw it against the wall sometimes. It worked 2 out of 10 times and when I needed it the most or was in a rush it would never work. That made me make the decision and switch to iOS for good despite me not liking how it isn't as convenient to copy my data like music and pics as it was on Android via simply dragging and dropping files as if it were a flash drive. But I bought an app called iMazing available for both Mac and Windows which made it a breeze to copy my data by dragging and dropping them into their respective folders.

I hate fingerprint readers, even the previous Huawei P30 I had was a hit or miss but nowhere near as bad as Samsung's poor implementation of the FPS.
 
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Gdwheel

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If reception is your concern, there are some threads here you may want to check out.
 

Berries-A-Million

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I paid off the note 10 plus and ordered the Pro max 256gb midnight green. It'll be here tomorrow then once I get back in town, I'll sell it on swappa the note.
 
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