Is this a good idea?

britneyfan

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I have an iPhone 4S and the battery acts really weird.

I can return it to Apple and they can give me a new one. It feels like a waste to use it when I'm getting the new one soon. I think the september 12th rumors are almost confirmed, right?

I can unlock from AT&T and sell the new one that they give me and buy a cheap 3GS to hold me over for a little over a month.

Keep in mind, I never had anything before an iPhone 4. Is this a good or bad decision?
 

Cougarcat

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Won't buying a 3GS mess up your upgrade eligibility?

Get your replacement, then either sell it and get a temporary dumb phone, or sell it after you get the new one if you don't mind getting a bit less money.
 

britneyfan

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No it wouldn't. I'd get one off of eBay.

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Wouldn't the new iPhone screen look a lot better though? AHAHAHA
 

britneyfan

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Yeah I guess I could try to unlock the phone and get $400 for it if I'm lucky after the fact.

But now I could get $600 for it new but spend the $ for a 3GS for a month.
 

VinegarTasters

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what to do.

I lost my iPhone 4. (fell out of my loose pocket while cycling because the width was so small). Don't know what to do. I have an old 3GS that I use now. The width of the new iPhone 5 is too small, and I crave for the Galaxy Note's big screen, but hate the slow java. I would consider the HTC 5.0 inch 1080p, but it is also stuck with slow java. Maybe Window's Nokia will announce a 5.0 inch C/C++ phone at 1080p this month.
 

x-evil-x

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just get a replacement and wait till the new one comes out. sell it and buy the new one. why would you go and buy a 3gs...?