Question about Apple and Sprint iPhone 5

cennix

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First off, does an apple retail store take trade ins? For example my iPhone 4S factory unlocked? And another question is im thinking of getting the iPhone 5 on Sprint by signing up for them? Just wondering if someone can give me advice financially and the best thing to do in terms of the technical specifications. I currently have an iPhone 4s for tmobile but i feel like im not even getting nearly the amount of speed i should be getting.

Thanks alot and i appreciate all the response and advice.
 

JCfromTB

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Tampa Bay, FL
I am a Sprint customer and traded in my Galaxy SII this week for an iPhone 5. I honestly haven't noticed a dramatic decrease in speed coming from a device that was able to run on the 4G network here in Tampa. I've used the "Watch ESPN" app, Pandora, YouTube... and have experienced no delays over 3G. Who knows when we will get LTE.

I understand that Sprint's 3G and 4G speeds aren't as fast as AT&T and Verizon, but that's meaningless to me because I've never experienced those networks... kind of hard miss the taste of a sirloin if you've only ever eaten chuck steak. I do enjoy not being throttled if I go over my data allotment, though.
 

cennix

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i just dont know which carrier gives you what you pay for for the most part
 

cennix

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Anyone? I'm at my local mall now, and if I was to switch where can I get money back of some sort for my iPhone 4S factory unlocked?
 

KoukiFC3S

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Sprint's 3G is an improvement over Tmobile's edge.

It's unlimited too which is nice.

As for your 4S, amazon has trade ins for store credit. You could also try to sell it locally.
 

cennix

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I'm just really trying to find out a way to get the iPhone 5 and use it effectively
 

formulatwo

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Anyone? I'm at my local mall now, and if I was to switch where can I get money back of some sort for my iPhone 4S factory unlocked?
The Sprint stores have a buyback program. They will buy back your old phone and issue you an account credit that you can use to pay your bill with or buy accessories.... I think it has to be a corporate owned store.

https://secure.sprintbuyback.com/cns/

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Here's there current buyback offering:

Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - AT&T $225.00
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - Other $217.00
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - Sprint - Black $225.00
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - Sprint - White $225.00
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - Verizon $225.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - AT&T $235.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - Other $210.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - Sprint - Black $235.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - Sprint - White $235.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - Verizon $231.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - AT&T $294.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - Other $255.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - Sprint - Black $294.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - Sprint - White $294.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - Verizon $281.00

https://secure.sprintbuyback.com/cns/device_list

Enjoy :D
F2:apple:
 
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cennix

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The Sprint stores have a buyback program. They will buy back your old phone and issue you an account credit that you can use to pay your bill with or buy accessories.... I think it has to be a corporate owned store.

https://secure.sprintbuyback.com/cns/

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Here's there current buyback offering:

Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - AT&T $225.00
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - Other $217.00
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - Sprint - Black $225.00
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - Sprint - White $225.00
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB - Verizon $225.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - AT&T $235.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - Other $210.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - Sprint - Black $235.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - Sprint - White $235.00
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB - Verizon $231.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - AT&T $294.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - Other $255.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - Sprint - Black $294.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - Sprint - White $294.00
Apple iPhone 4S 64GB - Verizon $281.00

https://secure.sprintbuyback.com/cns/device_list

Enjoy :D
F2:apple:
You think it's worth it for me though? Like I payed $649 for it
 

formulatwo

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You think it's worth it for me though? Like I payed $649 for it
Ummm.... That is a choice you will have to make. You can try to sell it online ebay, craigslist, ect..... You probably will get more, but then again you will have pay the listing fee and CC service charge if you list it on ebay.

Factory unlocked will bring more money online.

Sprint is just a guaranteed price.