buy iphone 4s to sell

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dwd3885, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    I don't expect many of you to help me here but if someone wants to, thanks. I'm on AT&T and am eligible for the iphone 4s upgrade. If I order online and get it shipped to me, do I have to actually open and activate it or can i just get the phone, then sell it off? I'm sure there has been at least one person here who has done this. It's only smart money..
     
  2. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I think you will have to remove the SIM as once the new phone is turned on with the new SIM I believe it will switch your account to it.
     
  3. HaveAnotherBrew macrumors newbie

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    In my case, I want to keep my 4 and sell a 4S.

    So is the correct procedure:

    1. Remove SIM from iPhone 4 and put into 4S.
    2. Activate 4S.
    3. Remove SIM and wipe 4S clean.
    4. Put SIM back into 4.
    5. Activate iPhone 4.

    Or do I use the SIM that comes with the 4S and then put that into the 4? Will the 4 need to be activated or will it work just as it did when I put the SIM back in?
     
  4. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You will have to open it and activate it. Afterwards, restore it and then you're ready to sell.
    Your steps are correct. Afterwards, just put the sim back in the 4 and you'll be good.
     
  5. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure why anyone would buy it since an unlocked 4 and 4S are available from Apple if you can't get your own upgrade.

    The 4 is available unlocked for $549 so unless you plan on selling it for considerably less, I don't see how to justify your small profit margin for giving up your personal upgrade.
     
  6. HaveAnotherBrew macrumors newbie

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    So I just use my current SIM from the 4 for everything? Will the 4 need to be reactivated or will it just work after I put the SIM back in it?
     
  7. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Just put it in and it'll work.

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    4s isn't available unlocked at launch. He's selling the 4s not the 4.
     
  8. Harvey Specter macrumors regular

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    that's what she said
     
  9. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    The 4S will be available in Nov., which doesn't change my point.
     
  10. blacksurfer macrumors regular

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    It's all timing. People can't wait and it will sell quick.
     

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