Selling 3GS - is it worth unlocking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dubhe, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Ok, so when Steve releases the new iPhone, I'll be selling my 'locked in contract' on eBay and buying a Pay as You Go to replace it for the remaining year of my contract.

    Currently my iPhone is locked to O2 (UK), anyone think I will get more for it if I try and jailbreak/unlock it first? Part of me feels selling it as is (in great condition, with original box/accessories etc) it will get just as much as there must be plenty of 3G owners with O2 sims looking to upgrade to the 3GS.

    Appreciate I've got a few months to wait, but thought I'd ask the question.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, a JB and unlocked iphone will definatelly sell for more than just a stock iphone.
     
  3. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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  4. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    AS others have said an officially unlocked phone will fetch more than a locked one.
     
  5. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Personally I would rather buy an unmolested phone, rather than one that someone has had a go at JB'ing and possibly messing up.

    I'd say leave it 'as new' but state that its easy to unlock and offer a link on how to do it to the lucky auction winner.

    Also O2 offer maybe the best deal anyway with this phone on the £20 simplicity tarrif with unlimited web access.

    Have a look at Ebay ad see what the selling price difference is as well.
     
  6. noshjewman macrumors member

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    I wholeheartedly agree with this - this should make your iPhone essentially 'factory unlocked' - the best situation you can be in.
     
  7. dubhe thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info, didn't realise O2 would do it. Interesting the webpage linked says they will do it for free. I'll be looking into this :)
     
  8. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Yes, if you're on contract, it's free. I have mine done already.

    Pay and Go users have to pay £15.
     
  9. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    If you can get it factory unlocked by your carrier, you definitely should do so. Such phones earn a significant premium over carrier-locked phones and even jailbroken and unlocked phones.
     

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