I'm not sure if this was posted already but here it goes. I have an iphone 2G with a dead strip on the bottom. I can't even slide to unlock it. I've read online that many people had this problem and they resolved it by bringing the iphone to the store and getting a new one for free EVEN if they were out of warranty. The problem is that I did not purchase this phone originally from apple, Ive bought it from a friend. I don't have at&t either. My question is, will I get the phone replaced even if I am not the original owner/don't have at&t? If you have any ideas and suggestion to what to say to the genius guy,that will seem legit, please let me know. Thank you.