Factory Unlocked 4s or AT&T? Help please!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GadgetGeek407, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    As many of you may have read I am having major issues on sprint and will be switching to AT&T in orlando. I was considering getting 1 of my 5 iPhones as factory unlocked or maybe even all for the purpose of resale when the new one comes out. Here is the scenario

    I have 5 Sprint iPhones I can sell and add $150 and get the factory unlocked ones, HOWEVER I don't really need them all unlocked but one (mine) cause I will be traveling a lot this year coming up.

    Also I figure for resale it would help, but would it? considering the new one will definitely be redesigned how hard of a hit would I take at that point on say a 32gb unlocked?

    I say this because the unlocked 16gb in theory would only cost me 350 out of pocket considering the cost of my existing sprint phone, selling the sprint phone for around $500 and adding $150 to get the unlocked. is it worth it if i don't need it just for resale sake or it won't matter considering the redesign will greatly drop prices on this model?

    In that respect I can just trade my existing sprint models for att with someone and deal with it
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    If you don't need unlocked for international travel, it's foolish not to go with the subsidized phones. You will pay AT&T the same rate either way, so you may as well benefit from the $450 subsidy. Yes an unlocked phone will bring more at resale, but nowhere near $450 more.
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I would get the 1 unlocked if you plan to travel, but then get the others as subsidized. Is there a reason you have 5 accounts with Sprint? If you are planning to keep a single Sprint line, then perhaps you can have Sprint unlock that one for use outside the US.
     

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