It's going back...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by derek1984, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    Going to the Apple Store tonight. Will switch back to my 3GS.

    Is it pretty easy to go back and activate my old phone? Just like I would with a new phone?

    When the antenna issues are resolved, will I still be eligible to go back to the iPhone 4 without paying anything more than a reactivation fee of $18?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. dunk50 macrumors member

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    Derek, you should be fine. I JUST returned from AT&T. Went back to my 3g until they get this sorted out.
     
  3. socbrian macrumors regular

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    if u signed a new contract and u return the phone, it auto goes back to the old contract
     
  4. zizo79 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you pay the restocking fee ?
     
  5. donlab macrumors 6502

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    why?

    I would hope not if the return is based on reception issues.
     
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Unless you cancel within 3 days, ATT will (may not) waive the "$18 upgrade/activation" fee. If it shows up on your bill, protest it and you should get it taken off.

    As for waiting for a hardware fix. I doubt it at this point. Apple would need to go through FCC approval (once again) if they make any new antenna design changes.

    You may be waiting till iPhone 5 by that time. I HAVE to purchase every 12 months since I am eligible for an upgrade every 12 months. I want the upgrade clock rolling.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I've heard here that the application of the restocking fee has been inconsistent. Returning it to apple, most people have not been whacked with it, while others returning it to AT&T have.

    Given the issues documented with the phone, I don't think its a stretch to imagine that you could argue your way out of the restocking fee
     
  8. derek1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I really hate to do this since I love the phone. But the bottom line is when I hold it on the left side, I lose reception.

    It's within 30 days and I can't plan on a recall when I don't even think there will be one.

    Oh well. As long as it's hassle free at the Apple Store tonight and I can go back the my 3GS that works right, I'll be happy.
     

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