Iphone unlock question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lamarak, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Lamarak macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    I have a iphone 4 that has been out of contract for a bit. What is the advantage and purpose for unlocking a phone. Would i get more money when i sell it? Im not asking a price just would it add value if went to the trouble to unlock it before i tried selling it.

    Sorry if question is dumb but really never messed with this part of the cell phone area.
  2. CallOfDuty macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2012
    Yes definitely. If you sell a locked phone, your buyer will have to go all the way to unlock it themselves. However, if you do it for them already, they would be able to use it once they receive it. Thus the value of an unlocked phone is definitely higher than a locked one.

    Its the same actually for JB iPhones sold. Those iPhones with clean installs and jailbroken will fetch a higher price because some people simply just want a jailbroken iPhone out of the box without the hassles of jailkbreaking.

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