Replacing Water Damaged iPhone 5 with Deactivated Line

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by awgonnerman, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. awgonnerman macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    #1
    My family is in the process of moving to Brazil. My wife's iPhone went with her to Brazil, and I deactivated the line (Sprint was the carrier) here in the U.S. months ago. Shortly after arriving in Brazil she got it water damaged, and it is now non-functional. Friends brought it back and I now need to see if I can get it replaced this weekend.

    I understand that water damage is not covered under warranty or any other protections. My questions are the following:

    1) Will I be able to pay something for a replacement phone, less than the full cost of a new phone?

    2) Will the fact that the phone was acquired through Sprint but not active with them prevent me from obtaining a replacement?

    Thanks.
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    US
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #3
    You just gotta bring it to Apple and pay the $229 replacement fee.
     
  4. awgonnerman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    #4
    I'm cool with paying the money. I just really need to know if it matters that the line hasn't been active on Sprint (or any carrier) for months.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #5
    Nope, that doesn't matter.
    Apple doesn't care if the line on the phone is active or not.
     
  6. awgonnerman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    #6
    That's a relief. Any idea if they'll give me another Sprint-locked iPhone, or an open device? I know Sprint is CDMA, but the phone has a SIM card and is GSM capable, of course. Just wondering what they'll give as a replacement in this case.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #7
    You will get the same model, color, storage capacity and carrier locked device as the one you're handing in for replacement.
     

Share This Page