Help with decision

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Che Castro, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    My iPhone 4 is not working , the caller can't hear my voice

    I dropped the phone last week, perhaps that did it, but it was workin fine yesterday & all this time

    I did a full restore as new from 5.0.1 to 5.1

    I even tried the paper inside the phone trick , and nothing


    Voice memo apps work fine talking into the speaker , it's just phone calls that don't work,there's a 30 page thread on the apple forum with no solution

    My contract ends in August , i really don't want to pay $150 for a refurbished iPhone 4

    I could upgrade to the 4s for $200 now, but I'm saving that for the iPhone 5


    So Is it possible to use a cheap phone now until the iPhone 5 comes out?, now that I have the iPad I don't use the iPhone that much , so I'm willing to wait a few months

    What's the cheapest AT&t phone I can get and just swap sim cards with my iPhone 4
     
  2. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    Go to the ATT store and look for yourself. What exactly do you need our help with?
     
  3. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    buy iphone 3gs off craigs for 110-150 and use it until the next iphone is released
     
  4. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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  5. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    If he doesn't want to pay $150 for a refurbished iPhone 4, why would he want to do this?
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Of course u can use any unlocked or AT&T phone for now. Just get a microsim to sim adapter and you are set.
     
  7. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    because he'd have to trade in his damaged phone + $150 for a refurbished one which is not worth it. or he could also be tied into a new contract and waste an upgrade
     
  8. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    So since this tmobile razr is a prepaid phone , does that mean is already unlocked?
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I dunno, shove your AT&T sim and try it out. U can probably unlock those phone easy though.
     
  10. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    If he's gonna pay $150 for a 3GS for CL, he might as well get the refurbed 4 from apple. Why would he go through the hassle and expense of buying a 3GS for the same price?? You do not waste an upgrade when u buy a refurb 4 from apple. Nor do u sign a contract.
     
  11. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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  12. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    you do lose your old phone. if you go through that deal, you're valuing the iphone 4 you trade in at $100 lol (assuming the selling price is $250 on CL). that's a total ripoff
     
  13. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I think they just wanted to share !

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

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    you know that if they swap it for 150 and time comes for the new phone your phone that you get from apple you can sell for over that amount probably closer to 300 since its newer. So why don't you just get it swapped you won't lose any money in the outcome...

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    also from what I've heard they are not refurbs from apple they are brand new phones...
     
  15. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    Everyone's guess on when the iphone 5 will come out is just as good as yours. Ie. we are all jsut speculating.
     
  16. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    So u pay $150 for a Refurbed iP4 and you give them the broken one. But now u have basically a brand new 4 that you will get full makert value for when the 5 comes out.
    And remember...the iP4 he has now is broken. It's not worth the same as a fully functional, near mint device.
     
  17. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah, my advice is to get the refurbished 4 and then sell it in the fall and use your upgrade for the new phone. The difference between "money got for selling a 4" and "subsidized new phone price" won't be super-large.

    Will you lose a little money? Yeah, but you broke your phone, I consider any plan that only loses "a little money" to be a victory.
     
  18. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    If I do get the refurb iPhone 4 for $150.will I lose my upgrade for the iPhone 5?
     
  19. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    No you will not
     
  20. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    My point was it's worth much more than $100 even if it's broken in some way. For example, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPhon...Cell_Phones&hash=item3a73c38b15#ht_1104wt_952

    Screen messed up, still bidding for $213. If this ebay guy traded his phone into apple, he would've gotten ripped by $100+
     
  21. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm going to the apple store next week

    Will they give me the same phone

    Black iPhone 4 32gb

    Can I select a white one if i do the $150 exchange
     

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