Selling my 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Yerman, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Yerman macrumors member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have had my 3GS for almost 3 years now. I upgraded to a 4S this afternoon and would like to sell my 3GS.

    My question revolves around it being locked or unlocked.

    I bought the phone from an Apple store, I never jailbroke it, never did anything but use it. My contract ended almost a year ago so I am no longer on a contract. Is my phone "unlocked" because I fulfilled my 2 year contract?

    I see a lot of ads stating that people are selling their iPhones unlocked and I don't know if I can say this in my ad or not.

    Sorry for the dumb question...I just don't get this whole locked vs unlocked vs jailbroken thing. Thanks.
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

    Jordan921

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    #2
    No your phone is not unlocked just because you fulfilled your 2year commitment
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    Locked means it will only work with a certain carrier. See Jordan's post above.
     
  4. Yerman thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys.

    Would my phone be more valuable if I unlocked it or should I leave it alone?
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    AT&T doesn't unlock. You'd have to jailbreak and use other methods, but yes, unlocked is always more valuable.
     

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