Need some advice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikeyiphone, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. mikeyiphone macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    I currently use the original iPhone (next month it will be close to 1,000 days old) and its definitely starting to feel its age.

    Screen is less responsive, sleep button is broke, apps take longer to open up, text message chirp goes off then text message pops up a few seconds later, the screen blacks out sometimes, etc etc. Basically everything is slowing down and showing signs of not working the way it use to.

    I updated to 3.1.3 and actually feel like the iPhone is worse now then before.

    This phone may not make it till june/july and im only willing to extend my contract for the 4th generation iPhone. I have no desire to get the 3GS if i did i would have bought it last summer.

    So my question is what should i do if this phone dies or becomes unusable before june/july? What is a cheap alternative or solution to hold me over till the the 4th generation iPhone.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Try not to drop it and baby it for the next 4+ months.
    If not use an old spare basic phone till the new iPhone is out if your 2G dies.
  3. mikeyiphone thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    Im pretty careful with the phone, I think its just getting old.

    Really wish the 4th gen would come in June like last year but with the WWDC it seems like July.

    My old phone is with Verizon, so it wouldn't work with AT&T.

    Whats the policy with maybe extending my contract with a 3G and then returning it? Do they give you 30 days? and then make you pay the restock fee on return. That could help if this duds out in May/June.
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    If you did extend with a 3G or 3GS and returned it within the 30 day period you would have to pay a restocking fee. A better solution may be to find a cheap dumb phone on EBay or Craigslist, or even one of the cheap pay-go phones from Best Buy or Target.
  5. mikeyiphone thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    Thats probably my best option, thanks for the advice.
  6. rmead001 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2009
    You can even buy a $30 go phone from the ATT store itself and just insert your SIM. This has been mentioned to me numerous times by ATT employees in case you need to keep your phone safe when doing something like camping.

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