Selling cracked iPhone - Can I reduce to a cheaper AT&T plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ricgnzlzcr, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    So I dropped my iphone on the pavement tonight and cracked the screen. The touch screen is still working perfectly but I think I'm going to have to part with it because the cost of repairing it is a bit ridiculous. Instead I think I'm going to sell it on ebay.

    I want to know how much it will cost to switch to a more affordable AT&T plan with a basic phone I already have. Will there be a fee considering I had to sign a 2 year contract for the iphone plan?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    could you not transfer the sim to a new phone and simply downgrade your plan?

    if not, the etf would rid you of the contract
     
  3. ricgnzlzcr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Well that's what I'm not sure of. Can I just simply do that without any extra cost. For some reason I feel that having an iPhone specific contract would be a tiny bit different, hence I was wondering if anyone here had gone through something similar or would just happen to know.

    Also, what's etf? :)
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Sorry to hear about your damaged iPhone, I believe you can get it replaced at the Apple Store for $200, but you have to turn the iPhone into them and you'll get a replacement. Check with the Apple Store...:(
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    etf is the end termination fee. i believe its 175 which at that point may as well fix the iphone
     
  6. ricgnzlzcr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Well the problem is that I don't want to pay $200 more to fix it (I thought it was $250). I think I can deal with a basic phone for awhile if it means not spending too much more. Thanks for the advice though.

    Got it. Well if I can just downgrade to a basic phone and lower my monthly plan I'll be happy. Hopefully when I call AT&T they'll give me the go ahead.
     

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