Can I still warranty my 3g if my 3gs is activated?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by btizzle, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. btizzle macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    My old 3g is still under warranty until the end of July, but I bought a 3gs and activated it. Will I have problems at apple if I try to replace my 3g due to cracks all over the case, since it is not activated anymore, even though I own it and it is still technically under warranty?

  2. TMar macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    It's not technically under warranty, it is under warranty, being used or not.
  3. btizzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009

    You know what I meant. Does deactivating it void the warranty?
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    No, the warranty is not tied to cellular service.
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    That's a really good question for Apple cause really, how the heck would we know.
  6. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Can't you just stick the 3G S SIM card in the 3G when you go to replace it just to be safe?

    Once you put it in, you'll get a signal.
  7. dansante macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2007
    I just did this at the Genius Bar yesterday, for the same issue. It was not a problem. I didn't have a SIM card in the 3G phone and they didn't make me swap it in-store to activate the replacement. They just sent me home with it unactivated and the new owner can activate it with their own SIM. I just explained the situation and they were fine with it.
  8. btizzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    Thats what I wanted to hear.. sweet, thanks..

    This thing is worth a whole lot more brand new.. ;)

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