please help-do i trust apple? total iphone confusion.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bettn, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. bettn macrumors newbie

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    I have been given an old iphone (iphone 3g) which is broken, the back is cracked and there is water damage. Apple have offered to 'replace' it with a new one of the same model, sim free, at £130 cost to me. A local phone shop has offered to open it up and try and dry it out- £25, but this may not work and if the shop cannot fix it then apple won't replace it (because someone else has tampered with it) so I don't really want to take this risk. the woman at the apple shop told me a brand new iphone would cost upwards of £400 (for a better model, but i'm not too concerned about this) but what I'm concerned about is getting the sim- by the time I have factored in data allowance, texts, minutes etc on a pay monthly sim only tariff, would it be just as good value to get an iphone from o2/vodaphone/etc thats included 'free' in a monthly price plan?
     
  2. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    If you talked to apple and they offered to replace it for a certain cost, then that is what they will do.
     
  3. bettn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry i didn't phrase that very well- should I trust them that it is the best idea?
     
  4. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    I would. You would basically be getting a fixed phone with a warranty
     
  5. b0blndsy macrumors 6502

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    Why the hell they are asking for 130 pounds extra?
     
  6. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    Its a 3g with water damage. No warranty on it. It is like us in the US getting a replacement for the 199 price
     

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