I need to go back to the 4.7" screen NOW

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Anthony T, May 7, 2016.

  1. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    My 5.5" 6s Plus is driving me crazy. I just can't take the size anymore. I was okay with it at first, but I've slowly come to realize how annoying it is when I need to use it one-handed. I never thought I used my phone one-handed as much as I do.

    Here's the issue. I have $330 left on my EIP. I know I could go to T-Mobile, trade my 6s Plus in and get the 6s, but they would charge me $100 since I need the 64GB and then my EIP would start all over again.

    Would it be better if I somehow sold my 6s Plus on my own and put that money toward the 6s? That way my EIP balance would be lower if I wanted to buy the phone outright and skip the 7.
     
  2. VertPin macrumors 6502

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    In order to first sell your phone off, you need to pay off the remaining balance on your phone.
     
  3. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    I would buy the 6s outright then sell the + and pay off the EIP. They don't really give you anything trading it in, at least thats my experience. You can get more if you just sell it.
     
  4. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    1. Get it unlocked.
    2. Sell it.
    3. Pay off EIP (essentially the phone).
    4. Do whatever you want.
     
  5. Anthony T, May 9, 2016
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    Anthony T thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How much should I sell it for? 6S Plus, 64GB, Space Gray. Also has a ZAGG Privacy Glass screen protector on it, and selling it with the Spigen Thin Fit Hybrid case and another case I have.
     
  6. lordofthereef, May 9, 2016
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    lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    You don't actually need to pay the phone off. In fact, if it's been 60 days or more since you've had it, you can even have T-Mobile unlock the device for you. And they will!

    It's important for the OP to note that the new phone (in this case the 6s) won't be able to be traded back to T-Mobile for a new phone unless that EIP is paid off. But you can do whatever you want with your phone and just keep paying the EIP as normal.
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    See my response above, it may be helpful.

    As far as price, if you're selling locally (safest option IMO) I would have a look and see what phones are going for. Around here, if you want a fast sale, around $550-600 but if patient you could get $650, slightly more.

    Personally I'd have T-Mobile unlock it, sell it, resign with T-Mobile for the 6s in the size you want (pay off the EIP and start a new one) and still be ahead. If you sold it for $550 and wanted a new 6s 64gb you could do that, keep your monthly installments, and have $50 in your pocket rather than owe $100 to T-Mobile.
     
  7. Anthony T thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What I was thinking of doing is going to T-Mobile and paying off my EIP and have them unlock my phone. Then get the 6S and sell my 6S Plus to make up for the $330 I paid for my EIP and the extra $100 I'll have to pay for my 64GB 6S.
     
  8. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    T-Mobile wouldn't unlock my 6s+ unless I paid off the EIP. I'm in the same boat as you but I just bought a 6s 64GB on Swappa right now I have both. I have been thinking about selling the Plus but every once and a while I switch back to it. I used to love the Plus size but now I'm kind of over it.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    That is a perfectly viable option. I was just pointing out that the phone can be unlocked 60 days after purchase even if on an EIP. Also, there is nothing stopping you from selling a phone with an EIP.
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    When did you try? Did you submit the request online? Apparently they've been doing unlocks like this for quite a while. If you ask in store they'll give you the blanket "needs be paid off first". You can actually login to my T-Mobile, check your device, and get an unlock going from there (requires a quick online chat). I just did three devices about two months ago.
     
  10. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I was on the phone with support about something and asked the guy at first he thought he could do it, then the system said no. It was probably a month or so ago.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Interesting I wonder if the phone call was an issue. I'll have to try our SE once 60 days rolls around.
     

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