so who here is keeping their old iPhone as a backup?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thechidz, Jul 11, 2008.


will you keep you old iPhone as a backup?

  1. yes!

    6 vote(s)
  2. nope, selling mine

    9 vote(s)
  1. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    I am going to keep my old iphone and not upgrade it to 2.0. I'll keep it unlocked just in case something happens to my 3G phone (when I get it) so that I can pop the sim in and use it. I mean, I paid full price for the thing, I'm on att's plan and still will be for 2 more years. I see nothing wrong with keeping the old one unlocked for this purpose, I more than paid for it... anyone else?
  2. bigandtasty macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    your 3G, our OG

    was planning on keeping mine as a backup (Day 1), got to AT&T to late this morning planning on getting another day 1 3g, but our biggest store (1of3) only had 50 total. Manager would not disclose how many 8gb vs 16g (which I was going to buy in white), instead he just kept saying/chanting "50 phones".

    There I was standing in line, instead of (Trying due to servers down!) spiffing out my "OG" v1 iphone with 2.0, making my iphone that much better, for FREE...

    My new plan as of about 9am is to hold off for a few months and just see what size they release this fall (32gb - Nov?)

    I owe it to the "O"riginal "G"ansta" to use it a bit longer than 12 months

  3. amesbunny03 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008
    sounds like a great idea, and i may end up doing that as well :)
  4. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Yup. It's a perfect back up. So perfect, I'll use it first.
  5. buckeye17 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2008

    Ya rly, they're pretty much the same phone.
  6. Unconsoled macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2005
    Rain City WA
    Does it become a Touch?

    I thought I had seen something that current iPhone users who upgrade can keep their old phones which basically become an iPod Touch. Is that right? The wife and I are going to get 3G ones but I want to sell my old 4GB and it would be more attractive if non-AT&T users could use it as a Touch.

    Can anyone confirm this?
  7. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    New York City
    Sold it for 400 bucks. Whats the point of keeping it? Sell it while it still has some value (before someone finds a way to buy non-contract 3g phones and unlock them).
  8. thechidz thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    well, mine is unlocked so I just pop my tmobile prepaid sim in there and use it as my go phone:cool:

    only data I get is wifi but thats cool for me
  9. Ozz.Man macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Then theres those few who couldn't get an iPhone, so we just decided to keep our old one and say the hell with it since the nearest Apple store is a 2 hour drive:eek:.
  10. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

    Jul 2, 2006
    Was thinking about getting a touch for a test dev device. But getting a 3G phone and going PayG with the old one would give me a spare phone that I could use for dev testing.

    Just waiting for O2 to get their PayG option for old iPhones sorted.

    And the white one to be available as an upgrade.

    Then I'll look into it some more.


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