It Happened...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tnnrx7, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Tnnrx7 macrumors member

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    Just dropped my iPhone 3G and the whole front is shattered :mad:

    Luckily my upgrade is due this year and I'll be getting the new one when it comes out, but until then what is the best/cheapest option in my case?
     
  2. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    go to ur carrier's store and look for the cheapest phone they have that you like
     
  3. Tnnrx7 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's honestly what I was thinking, save the money I won't have to waste on a data plan towards the new one.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Spend about $100 and have the screen replaced at an iPhone repair
    shop. Or pay Apple $200 to fix it.
    Or sell it as is on eBay or CG.
     
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Can you see anything through the cracks?

    Put a screen protector on and continue using it.
     
  6. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently using an in-between crappy flip phone until the iPhone comes out. Join me :D
     
  7. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Go to Ebay and get a elCheapo to get by. I've had to do this before.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  10. Surely Guest

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    No.....

    It's cheaper to go to Best Buy and buy a cheap AT&T Pay as you go phone.

    My wife's phone broke (not an iPhone), and the AT&T Store employees told me to go to Best Buy instead of buying one of their phones. They were right- we were able to buy a basic Samsung phone at Best Buy for $20-30.
     
  11. Tnnrx7 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, I may look into that. Then again, I may just purchase a self repair kit for under $20 and do it myself...

    I've seen those at Walmart too...you don't have to buy a card do you? Just throw my SIM, cancel my iPhone plan, and good to go?
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is what I would do.
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    OP if you're under warranty then it's possible you may be able to replace it for $200. I could be wrong.
    eBay is a great alternative though.


    Serious?
    From the rules:
     
  14. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Ah who cares! I don't.
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That was unlike you. I hope you're not trying to get banned.
     
  16. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    just look around on craigslist for a shop near you....thats the easiest solution......walk in hand them your phone they fix it and it costs between $70-$100 and depending on the shop you should be in and out in in 10 minutes
     
  17. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I don't have to try to get banned. Everyone else can run their mouth, but I can't.

    Actually, I don't care if I get banned anyways. I wouldn't be missed by anyone.
     
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  19. Surely Guest

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    No you don't have to buy a card. You buy the phone, stick your sim in it, and you're good to go.

    I'm not sure about the canceling of the iPhone plan part though. I would imagine that you can cancel the data plan if you aren't using an iPhone anymore.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You got that right...
     

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