Original iPhone owners: What have you done with your old phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jableskg, May 28, 2009.

  1. jableskg macrumors regular

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    Is it still working? Can you use it simply on wifi or just as an Ipod touch?
     
  2. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    I'm still using mine as a phone and everything.
     
  3. iansilv macrumors 6502a

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    I will be upgrading- I skipped the 3g, and my original phone is working / looking great in its case- and I will be putting it back in its box and putting it on the shelf to show my kids so they can make fun of it some day. :D
     
  4. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    Brought the 3G on launch day, still have my first one. I jail broke it for the heck of it. Now I may give it to my kid as a ipod touch.
     
  5. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I can't wait to see someone say they 'recycled' it. Sounds like the Mac user thing to do. :D
     
  6. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    I'm still using mine, it will become my dedicated developer device when I upgrade to the new model this summer.
     
  7. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    It drowned this past December when our basement flooded.
     
  8. calvy macrumors 65816

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    Gave mine to my girlfriend to use on Tmobile.
     
  9. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Sold it. For more than the out-of-pocket cost of the 3G that replaced it.
     
  10. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Using it...holding out for a better 3G version...

    Cheers.

    -J.-
     
  11. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Same here. When my contract is up in September I will probably sell it and go back to a basic phone. I have no plans to upgrade to another iPhone.
     
  12. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    I gave my 2g iphone to a friend of mine. It's been dropped and abused and it still works great. The iphone is very durable. My brother dropped his and cracked the screen really bad but the phone still worked.
     
  13. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still using it as a phone.

    When I ditch it, it'll become my development unit, so I don't have to have beta software on my official phone :)
     
  14. brvheart macrumors 6502

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    using as a ipod touch - sitting there collecting dust most of the time....
     
  15. sesnir macrumors 6502

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    If/when I upgrade to the new one, my 3g will become my dedicated dev device as well.
     
  16. arkitect macrumors 601

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    My original iphone bought on release in the UK November 2007 is still my only phone…

    If the 2009 release iPhone is worthwhile I'll upgrade.

    But right now my Original™ is doing fine. :)
     
  17. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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  18. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Unlocked and sold on ebay to some dude in Australia . Ended up making money to upgrade to the 3G.
     
  19. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I unlocked my first one, sold it for more than a 16GB 3G iPhone... NICE. Will be doing the same thing again!
     
  20. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    My original iPhone died several months ago. The top half of the screen stopped responding to touch. I thought about trying to fix it but AT&T let me get the 3G iPhone for the same price as the repair, $199, without extending my contract.

    Someday I'd like to repair it and use it as a DEV iPhone. Just waiting to see what the summer brings...maybe I'll have a reason to upgrade and then the 3G will become the dev iPhone.
     
  21. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I just put it back in its dock.

    Still almost in the same condition as it was almost 2 years ago. Battery is fine.
     
  22. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

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  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Sold it on eBay and bought one plane ticket to California.
     
  24. iphoneCraze1080 macrumors newbie

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    Will stick with my 1st gen which works perfectly even after rough use

    My iphone will be much more useful after the 3.0 update...so no worries on the features side. I can live with the slow edge network for my daily usage.

    the only one reason that will make me change to the new iphone will be if apple can produce a better or similar build to that of my 1st gen iPhone.

    If apple is able to get the new iphone's build quality on par with the 1st gen iphone, I will still keep my 1st generation iPhone and use it as a backup.
     
  25. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    sold it 2 weeks before the iPhone 3G released
     

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