Got my iPhone 3G today

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ouimetnick, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

    ouimetnick

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    My brother has an iPhone 3G. He let me use hist Serial Number, so I requested an Advance Replacement iPhone. I did this last night. It arrived this morning. The buttons are clicky, so that good for me. There was a little scrach on the back, but I'm not going to complain. Its a week 39. I thought I would point out that it came with OS 3.1 pre-installed. I hope I don't have any coma issue that everybody's 3G has. I had the coma issues on my iPod touch. My iPhone 3G is a 16GB black. I will be paying $499 for it as I'm not returning my brothers.
    I just stuck my ATT Pay As You Go Sim card ini it, connected to iTunes, and was good to go. No marrying the sim to the phone like on my 2G. I'm syncing all of my media to the big 16GB of storage right now. Just wanted to share.
     
  2. koollectablz macrumors 6502

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    Eh?

    You got an iPhone using your brothers serial number?

    Hows that work?
     
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

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    You are willing to pay full price for a refurb unit?
     
  4. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    if you're going to pay full price anyways.... why not just go to the store and buy it outright for full price.... with no contract?

    your way makes NO sense whatsoever???????
     
  5. Konz macrumors regular

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    Wow sounds like you got ripped off.

    Oh wait, you did it to yourself.... rofl.

    I hope you mean $499 in Monopoly money :rolleyes:
     
  6. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    WAIT an iphone can work on AT&T's go phone pay-as-you go?!!!! :confused:
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    YUP! I'm doing it right now. I also had Data DISABLED by AT&T so I won't accidentally get charged for data downloads. The iPhone has a tendency to like to download information in the background.
     
  8. Edwin124 macrumors member

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    you should probably give the replacement phone to your brother as his serial number is now inactive in applecare's system, so if something ever happens and he calls in and needs it replaced they won't be able to do it due to an inactive serial number
     
  9. ouimetnick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    He let me. His warranty runs out on SUnday. His iPhone is jailbroken. He only uses his iPhone as an iPod touch now. He said if it dies, he will get an iPod touch 32GB. He used a sidekick phone now. The $499 price is cheaper than the 3GS at $599. I want the 3G, not the 3GS.
     
  10. piblondin macrumors member

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    Why not just buy one on Craigslist for around $200?
     
  11. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Guess what the retail price of a brand new no-commitment iPhone 3G is...

    $499.

    Heh, you scammed yourself!
     
  12. ouimetnick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's for a brand new 8GB. I got a reserialized 16 GB iPhone 3G. Who cares if it's not brand spanking new. I knew what I was doing. I din need all of the included acessories. I have every single one. I have 3 brand new USB cables. Th user guide and cloth from my bro. I don't use the crappy include headphones either. I already have the cool small charger.

    I knew what I was doing. I made my brother awre that his iPhone's warrenty would be gone. I feel it was money well spent. Don't forget that 90 day warrenty.
     
  13. ouimetnick thread starter macrumors 68020

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  14. ryguy2303 macrumors 6502

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    I say bad move.
     
  15. charliehustle macrumors 6502

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    sounds pretty good, and with the fact that you got the warranty, and there's something wrong with it, you can get a new one..

    refurbs are just as good as new ones imo..
     
  16. ItsDarts macrumors newbie

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    Is there a point to having an Iphone without a data plan? There are plenty of other cheaper phones that play music and have wifi connectivity. A new 32GB Touch is only 299. Is it because it has a camera? A rather crappy one at that for 200 more? I don't get it.
     
  17. loskickking23 macrumors 6502a

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    As long as u got what u want....I'm happy for u....I don't do eBay or craigslist for certain things either...so I understand
     

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