Seriously...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kannesss, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    I have figured out the cheapest option for me to get a new phone is to, either go to AT&T or sprint for an iPhone, and cancel my contract on Verizon. It would be 850$ for me to get a new 64gb iPhone 5 on my Verizon. But only 600$ the other way.
    Seem like a good idea?
    My iPhone 4S stopped working so I do need a new one.
     
  2. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    Bring your 4S to the Apple Store and they'll replace it for $200.
     
  3. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have AppleCare or anything.
     
  4. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    The $200 replacement cost is without Applecare.
     
  5. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    It's considered an out of warranty replacement and does not require AppleCare.
     
  6. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm this might work.
     
  7. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Its $229 for OOW replacement with your old phone exchanged
     
  8. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    What do u mean, "might work"?

    It's a fact. It's $199 for a 16g 4S OWR.
     
  9. appleofmy"i" macrumors regular

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    It's just a phrase, he's not actually questioning whether or not it will work.
     
  10. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    That's for the iPhone 5.

    OP has a 4S.
     
  11. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    But pretty much all iPhone 5's are in warranty?
     
  12. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If its for a 16gb then no it's not going to work. 16gb is a joke. I have filled up my 64 multiple times.
     
  13. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    It should be $200 for the same model you are exchanging, so you'll get a 64GB one. Call up your local Apple store to confirm.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its $199 for an out of warranty replacement 4S. You will get the same model, color and storage capacity.
    $229 for an iphone 5.
     
  15. Cebuano1976 macrumors regular

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    Summarize

    Without Applecare, $229 to replace a damaged iPhone 5? At the Apple Store?
     
  16. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Seriously...

    Learn how to type a proper subject line. I want my click back.
     
  17. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    Yes, cracked, water damaged, whatever.
     
  18. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    If your credit card has the free 1 year extended warranty, you can get the cost of replacement/repair refunded. Look into it before shelling out cash.
     
  19. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    He's not u and 16g is the top selling model. And I know a TON of people with 16's that have hundreds of songs and pics, 30-40 apps, and still have 6 or 7 gig. Personally, 32 works perfectly for me.
     
  20. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    They must have poor quality songs and simple apps if thats the case. I have 30 apps and 800 songs, the thing is full.
     
  21. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    i know right.. my 16gb ip5 + spotify and unlimited data makes it to where i can use FTP and cloud storage for everything besides apps.

    plus..my ipad 3 16gb holds most the games..


    Everything is going cloud...so less space
     
  22. Newbie MacUser macrumors member

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    Actually, the cheapest way to go is to purchase the unsubsidized phone through the apple reservation system online (10pm - 4am daily) and then go into the store to pick it up and tell them you want to pay the full unsubsidized price for the phone. I believe a iPhone 5 64gb model will cost $849 + tax. Then basically use the ATT unlock request online submission form to ask for iPhone 5 unlock. Basically within 2 hours they will send you an email requesting a copy of the original receipt and the phone's IMEI#. Within a couple of hours after that they will approve your iPhone 5 unlock and provide you steps to unlock it (very easy just connect to itunes and restore the phone to factory settings).

    Then for true cost savings go to a cheap no contract carrier like H2O wireless or metro PCS. I already calculated I would be saving about $400/year on average by dropping the big three (ATT/Sprint/Verizon).

    I already did this and I have an iPhone 5 16GB White (Unlocked)
     
  23. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Well you must have a faulty device because u should have a ton of space left. You could store about 3500 songs on 16gig.
     
  24. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    ^^ this. I've got over 4000 songs @ around 20 gig on my iPhone - all ripped through iTunes.
     
  25. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    With what? I have 16 and its empty minus pics
     

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