How to sell phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jimmy Guphanti, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have a Sprint iPhone 5S that I want to sell. To do this, I just have to erase all content and settings, then take my SIM card out, and the phone will be deactivated, right? The person who buys it just puts their SIM card in, and they are good to go, right?

    I've never done this before.

  2. Lammercy macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2012
    I just recently did this with a 5c you need to call Sprint and they will walk you through the process. It's online. Be sure to let who ever is buying the phone know that they must have a SIM card of their own, just a word of advice from someone dealing with an eBay buyer who didn't realize this.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Don't forget that Sprint will still hold you to the contract if you bought the phone on contract.
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    With Sprint you don't take out the SIM card. The SIM card is tied to the phone rather than your account.
  5. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    IIRC you must deactivate Find My iPhone if it's enabled on the phone in iOS7 before you erase it. Otherwise, the buyer won't be able to setup the phone without your current login credentials.
  6. ritmomundo macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    This. Turn off Find My iPhone.
  7. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Carolina
    Phone carriers have made it really hard to resell phones.

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