iPhone 7(+) Opinions wanted: fixing an IPhone 7 Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jeep Dude, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Jeep Dude macrumors newbie

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    So I have an iPhone SE which isn’t horrible but I miss the screen size and speed and camera from my iPhone 7 Plus. I broke it one drunken night and the lcd is screwed up. For $100 it is able to be fixed.


    The down side is this is a Japanese iPhone so it is essentially unusable in America. I was able to sort of pair with my iPhone before where I was able to use it for texting and calls in but if I needed to make calls out I’d use my iPhone Se to make outgoing calls.


    Do you think it would be a waste to fix an iPhone for $100 that is technically an international model.
     
  2. fartnugget213 macrumors member

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    Sounds like it was only used for apps/home usage.

    Maybe you can trade it in and put that towards an unlocked 7+?

    If you were content with the old system of SE for calls and 7+ for all else, I don't see why not.
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    What makes a Japanese iPhone unusable once America? Serious question. Figured I could learn something.
     
  4. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    This^^^^.
    If it's not CDMA it might not work on Verizon or Sprint but it should work on AT&T and T-mobile.
     
  5. Jeep Dude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It’s locked to Japan Carrier and it is near impossible to unlock them unless you go through said carrier.
     
  6. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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