Keep iPhone 5S or Trade it

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sicdeath, Aug 12, 2014.

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What should I do?

  1. Keep the iPhone 5s

    22 vote(s)
    81.5%
  2. Trade it for Samsung Galaxy S4

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  1. sicdeath macrumors member

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    #1
    I have an iPhone 5s 16gb for sprint which is practically new. My friend had a couple of upgrades on his family plan and ended up giving me one for free as a gift. Its been a while now and no unlock solutions have been announced. I am on at&t and someone has offered to trade me their used samsung galaxy s4 (at&t version) for my iphone. Sprint is coming out with its new unlocking policy which will take effect in 2015, allowing them to unlock phones for domestic use but I'm not sure if it applies to phones from this year.
     
  2. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Ooopsie! I thought it said trade it for 6. I meant keep 5S.
     
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    an even trade should be a S5 for a 5S not an S4

    IDK if your sprint iphone will work w AT&T, I know the sprint 5S phones are the least valuable ones due to it not being compatible w some carriers or a carrier can't really remember.
     
  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    I'd rather keep it then trade for a S4, unless there is some cash on top of the trade.
     
  5. sicdeath thread starter macrumors member

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    The only reason I am considering switching is because my current iphone is the 4s. Btw, sprint iphones are compatible with all carriers but the issue is that sprint feels the need to software block all other carriers and has the worst unlocking policy which applies for overseas use only.
     
  6. makerleone macrumors regular

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  7. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Why would you downgrade to such an old handset?

    Samsung S5? Maybe
    Samsung S4? No.

    Regardless, think about your usage, and what phone suits your needs.

    For me, even though some Android phones are nice these days, if it doesn't have iTunes, iMessage and Photostream, it's a non starter for me.
     
  8. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    Then why does it say 5S in the title?
     
  9. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering the same thing. :confused:
     
  10. sicdeath, Aug 13, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014

    sicdeath thread starter macrumors member

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    I am using a 4s on att but have a spare sprint iphone 5s that I am deciding what to do with.
     
  11. 617aircav Suspended

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    throw it away since its such a hard decision.
     
  12. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Yes - I love this!
     
  13. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, now it makes sense.
     
  14. sicdeath thread starter macrumors member

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    Would it make sense to trade the Sprint 5S, which is of no use to me besides using it as an ipod unless sprint changes its policy, for an unlocked 5C, which I would be able to use with at&t?
     
  15. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    There are no freebie upgrades anymore, assuming he is on the right plan.
     
  16. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Sure, provided that they would give you enough for trading it in. I have the unlocked 5S which works great on AT&T and T-Mobile.
     
  17. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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