Selling my wife's iPhone..need help

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by achie25, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. achie25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2005
    I have a guy who wants to buy my wife's iPhone 3g from craigslist.

    I have a couple of quick questions before I meet with him.

    Will the iPhone work without the Sim card so he can check it out to make sure it works? Obviously wouldn't be able to make any calls without it. Or do I need to keep it in while he checks it out?

    Does he get a Sim card from Apple or AT&T?
  2. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    He gets a SIM from at&t (or T-Mo if he's going to do that voodoo). I'd remove the SIM and do a restore on it and he can see that it is just like it was out of the box when you bought it.
  3. Shawn D macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2008
    Do a restore for sure, You don't need a creep getting your info hah :p
  4. achie25 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2005
    So I remove the Sim first and then do the restore?

    do I even need a Sim in it when I show it to him?
  5. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    If you remove the SIM and then restore you won't be able to demonstrate any of the functions of the phone. You can restore, then take the SIM out after the phone has re-activated. Then you can demonstrate phone functions.

    Hope this helps!

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