Options for my iPhone 3G after upgrading?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macuser1997, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. macuser1997 macrumors member

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    I'm planning on getting the new iPhone when it comes out. I have an iPhone 3G that probably isn't worth very much money (some scratches).

    If I give it to a friend who is already on AT&T, can they just pop in their SIM card and get a data plan from AT&T?

    If I unlock the phone, can they use it with other carriers (do their data plans work with iPhones?).

    TIA
     
  2. CJayC macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning on getting the new iPhone when it comes out. I have an iPhone 3G that probably isn't worth very much money (some scratches).

    If I give it to a friend who is already on AT&T, can they just pop in their SIM card and get a data plan from AT&T?

    Your friend would need to get the 3G sim card first.

    If I unlock the phone, can they use it with other carriers (do their data plans work with iPhones?).

    Yes. T-Mobile's Edge works great with the iPhone with no flaws except the 2.75G abysmal speeds.) Just tell the representative that you want a data plan and that you have the "Shadow" phone.
     
  3. azsprty macrumors 6502

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  4. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Believe it or not, the 3G is still worth a good bit of money right now since the new device hasn't been released yet.
     
  5. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Do a quick search on craigslist for "iphone wanted" people are still paying $200+ for an 8gb iPhone 3g.

    There is a premium because people want an iPhone, but they dont want to be on a 2 year contract with AT&T, so they will pay a pretty decent price off-contract iPhone.

    So sell it this weekend before they drop in price again since there will be a new model out on monday.
     
  6. cobie454 macrumors regular

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  7. jersey10 macrumors regular

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    I too will be upgrading. Could my old 3G be used essentially as an iPod Touch after I get my new phone - use it for everything except phone calls? What would I need to do? Would the internet still work on wifi, like a Touch?
     
  8. iPhone3GCrazed macrumors 6502

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    It should. Not sure about the steps you'd have to take though.
     

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