Selling out-of-contract iPhone 4 - problems when upgrading to new one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nickm81us, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. nickm81us macrumors member

    nickm81us

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    Hey all --

    I'm looking to sell my out-of-contract AT&T iPhone 4 16 GB sometime this week, and just use my SIM card in a cheapo temporary phone in the meantime (with a micro-SIM adapter).

    Has anyone run into problems doing something like this? I.e., would AT&T see that the iPhone 4 is no longer on the account, and give me grief when I'm trying to upgrade? I don't plan on making any rate plan or account changes during this time, was just curious what other folks may have run into.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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  3. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    If its a dumb phone you could possibly lose your data plan. If your grandfathered in the unlimited plan then I wouldnt do it. I don't think your upgrade date will change.
     
  4. nickm81us thread starter macrumors member

    nickm81us

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    It is a dumb phone, but I don't have an unlimited data plan, unfortunately. I wouldn't actually make any account changes, just swap the SIM card to a different phone. Correct me if I'm wrong, I thought your plan was bound to your account/phone number, and not to a specific phone?

    Che - I was likely going to list it on eBay, was hoping to get at least $150 for it, considering it's in pristine condition in addition to being unlocked.

    Thanks!
     
  5. mobutt macrumors 6502

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    nothing will happen, guaranteed, or i will buy you an iphone, and this post is a legal binding contract
     
  6. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Do some price checking - I think you can get more than $150 for an unlocked 4.
     

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