iphone serial number ?

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  1. Madness macrumors regular

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    i finally won a new iphone on ebay ... and after looking it seems the iphone doesnt have a serial number on the back ?

    the one i won doesnt come with a box... how am i suppose to know what the serial number is ?

    already searched but nothing showed up :)
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Settings>General>About>scroll down to Serial Number...
     
  3. Madness thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Madness thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyway without having to use the iphone ?

    i mean is it hidden somewhere in the hardware ? i dont think they,d make something without a serial number!
     
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  6. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Another option is to plug it into a computer running iTunes. What do you mean by "without having to use the iphone?".

    You could always take the phone apart but that would void any warranty.

    Dave
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    There should be a serial number on the back when you get it. It could be that it's hard too see if there is one or not through a picture.
     
  8. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    There is a serial number on the back, it is in REALLY SMALL print, that is why most prefer the "on the iPhone"method.
     
  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    The serial number is NOT on the back of the iPhone 3G. It is on the SIM tray.
     
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    On the original iPhone, both the IMEI and Serial No. are engraved on the back plate. Conversely, the IMEI and Serial No. on the iPhone 3G are printed on the back of the SIM card tray. The most convenient way to access the serial number of the device is to go Settings-General-About and scroll down to all important device ID numbers including SIM, IMEI, SN, and Modem Firmware.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    How about you link us to the auction, and we can tell you if it's real..? :)
     
  13. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Looks real to me, but $500 seems extraordinarily high, even for an unlocked iPhone.
     
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  15. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, looks real.

    The iPhone 3Gs don't have the serial on the back if I remember. Mine is across the room in the hands of my girlfriend right now but I'm pretty sure there is only the Model No./FCC info on the back.
     
  16. Zephgx macrumors member

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    That's actually a referb. (If I remember correctly, they have the sticker on the front to cover the screen like when you first buy the iPhone 3G unless they stopped doing that)

    But I am more interested why he didn't turn on in the picture... or proof he unlocked it.

    But a real iPhone still, you can unlock it your self anyways.
     
  17. Madness thread starter macrumors regular

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    refurb! are you sure ? cuz im paying 500 for a new one not a refurb!
     
  18. Madness thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh come on!

    on the thread i had they said it should be no less than 500+ for a new one!
     
  19. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    I'd personally say that with the things being thrown in, $500 is a very good buy for a 16GB unlocked 3G.
     
  20. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    New iPhone 3G 16GB from AT&T: $299
    Cancellation fee: $175

    Looks like less than $500 to me. And...you don't have to pay for shipping or worry that you are getting scammed or ripped off.
     
  21. seand1111 macrumors regular

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    You seem to have forgotten, first months bill and activation fee......so, more than $500....:p
     
  22. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    You don't have to pay for a full month if you cancel on the second day.
     
  23. seand1111 macrumors regular

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    true, but dont they then demand the phone back or bill you for the unsubsidized price?
     
  24. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I've heard that rumor before, but there doesn't appear to be anything about it in the iPhone Terms of Service.

    I think the bottom line, though, is if you're willing to take the risk that the eBay auction might be a scam, there are fewer hoops to jump through than going the "traditional" route.
     

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