another "selling old iphone" thread, except...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sal, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. sal macrumors 6502

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    I searched for the threads and read what apple has to say about it on the apple site. I have done a reset "erase all content and settings"

    for kicks I connected it to my computer and it showed my phone number. I did not do a restore from backup or anything like that. it then said something like "waiting for activation"

    is that normal? is DFU restore the solution?

    should I take the sim card out before selling it? will they have any problems when they are trying to activate it? I read that, they'll need a NEW sim card if they wish to activate it with at&t or they have to unlock it.

    I am just trying to avoid any problems and be informed, in the event that the buyer starts asking me questions. Also to avoid any potential problems with my at&t account.
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Take your SIM card out. If they're going with AT&T, they can pop theirs in or walk into any store and get one for free; if they're going with another carrier, they don't need an AT&T SIM.

    Either way, yours is linked to your account, so don't give it away. ;)
     
  3. sal thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    Usually a replacement SIM card costs around $25 or so. That usually aren't free. At least at an AT&T corporate store.
     
  5. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

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    that is not true at all. they hand them out like they are hot cakes.
     
  6. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Or pancakes! I like pancakes :)
     

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