Before I sell my 3GS on Craigslist, what do I need to do to ensure "safety"?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by XciteMe, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. XciteMe macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    Please help, I'd really appreciate it.

    I'm selling my 3GS (non-jailbroken) because I need the pocket money. I'm gonna sell it on Craigslist.

    Before I meet with a buyer, what do I need to do?

    I will:

    - Restore iPhone to factory setting
    - Erase all personal info and contacts, etc. etc. (duh!!!)
    - Remove my SIM

    Is that all? What do I need to tell AT&T? Can I just tell them I lost it, and that way I can replace it with a cheaper/different phone?

    What happens to the person who buys it off me? If I report it lost to AT&T, will that affect the person who bought my phone or will they be OK? I don't want somebody knocking on my door asking for their money back after we made a deal!

    Please just clear up those concerns for me... Thanks!
  2. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    dont report it lost AT&T can track its EMEI (correct?) and chances are will s that your customer has it, thus creating a stuation in which your customer eas not pleased.

    just tell AT&T the truth you sold your 3GS to downgrade to a different model

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