Cheapness

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iTouchLover, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. iTouchLover macrumors member

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    So, I need an iPhone for T-Mobile. First, if you unlock, do you get Cydia(or Icy) and Installer along with the Unlock. Or is it that if I Jailbreak, I can't unlock. Next, does anybody know where I can find an iPhone for cheap. I'm talking like $100-$250. $300 at the most. MAYBE $400! Last, I have an iPod Touch and a Samsung Behold. Do you think it's worth getting an iPhone, unlocking it, and all that other stuff vs my two other things.(In a way I'm saying iPhone vs iPod Touch & Samsung Behold) What do you think? Thanks.:apple:
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you already have an iPod touch, then I don't think it's worth it.
     
  3. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    It is TOTALLY worth it. And as far as the iPhone, check your local craigslist, or try to find a deal on eBay.

    I had an iPod Touch 2nd gen and a Samsung Instinct, Google G1, and Palm Centro, and now I just have my iPhone. I love it.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Is it because you had to sell all those things to pay for the iPhone? ;)
     
  5. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not worth the hassle. Wait untill you see what the new iPhone has to offer. By then you might have some more money.
     
  6. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you sell both iPod Touch and the Samsung Behold, get a used iphone.
     
  7. iTouchLover thread starter macrumors member

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    THAT IS SMART! How much do you think a used but working iPhone 3G would cost.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Check ebay ...
     
  9. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Well...

    I had to pay:

    $200 for T-Mobile ETF (Was on it for 2.5 months.. hehe)
    $140 for AT&T first month bill
    $240 for iPhone 3G and case
    =$680

    My buddy gave me $100, sold the G1 for $350, iPod Touch for $190, and got a $60 AT&T credit.

    So I didn't turn out too bad.
     
  10. jmann macrumors 604

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    I so knew it. :)
     
  11. iTouchLover thread starter macrumors member

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    I've checked eBay, they're all $500+ by the time the bid is almost out.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can find a decent 2G iphone for around $250-300 on ebay
    Obviously with Tmobile you wont need or be able to use the 3G so save yourself some money there.
    In order to unlock your phone you have to jailbreak. And when you do the jailbreak you can click to add Cydia and installer to your phone.
    The rest is simple.
     
  13. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you get one with OS 2.2, so you can jailbreak and unlock it with yellowsn0w.
     
  14. iTouchLover thread starter macrumors member

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    THAT WAS SMART TOO!! Thanks everyone!
     
  15. jmann macrumors 604

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    Did you read this thread? :)
     
  16. iTouchLover thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok so, 3G is like EDGE but 'faster' right? So can I use it at the mall and on the way to the mall or something?
     
  17. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes you can use it anywhere you want*. Except for at the mall. It doesn't work at the mall.






    *Coverage not available in all areas.
     
  18. iTouchLover thread starter macrumors member

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    Noooooo. So, I should get the fat, ugly, iPhone 2G over the sleek design of the iPhone 3G?
     
  19. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    To downgrade the baseband, you need iphone with bootloader 5.8 ,which is for iphone 3g manufacture before 2008 Oct, and in order to find out the bootloader version, you need SSH and mobile terminal install on the iphone.

    My point is easier to find an iphone with OS2.2 than iphone with OS2.2.1/bootloader 5.8, but on the other hand, you can always use unlock-sim-adapter.
     
  20. iTouchLover thread starter macrumors member

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    Oooooo. I don't get it!
     
  21. jmann macrumors 604

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    Don't worry about it. Just get a 2G iphone.
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    3G is faster internet but you can only use 3G if you're on AT&T.
    Tmobiles 3G frequency is not compatible with the iphone 3G so either way you wont be able to use it. Only 2G on Tmobile.
    If you want you can get a 3G but its obviously $200 or more extra for nothing.

     
  23. jmann macrumors 604

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    I hope you know I was being sarcastic. Anyways I'd just thought you'd like to know that the iPhone 3G is actually thicker than the 2G iPhone. It just has tapered edges to pretend to be thinner.
     
  24. iTouchLover thread starter macrumors member

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    True true. I wish I had thought of this advice. Now who thinks I should rewire my iPod Touch with some extra internal hardware to try and make it an iPhone. Even though it would be stupid. But I love my iPod Touch!
     
  25. iTouchLover thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm smart!
     

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