Sold iPhone 3G on EBAY - should I activate?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hambones, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Hambones macrumors member

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    Like title says I sold my iphone on ebay. I did a wipe and when I booted the phone on it had the activation screen on.

    Figured it couldn't hurt to pop my sim in there to activate and then ship it out just in case the person who purchased the phone doesn't want to do it through itunes or what have you.

    Nothing can be negatively affected by this right?

    Thanks
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Why; are you sleeping with this other person? (just kidding) Ship it out, who cares what the new owner thinks. What's he/she gonna' do, report you to the BBB.....:p:p:p
     
  3. shanew21 macrumors regular

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    When I sold my 1st gen iPhone I didn't activate it. I don't have any experience in Jailbreaking the iPhone but I would guess that they would rather you NOT activate it.

    Again, I would probably not be the one to ask. Any jailbreakers out there?
     
  4. Hambones thread starter macrumors member

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    Ha ha. Just thought maybe they just wanted to pop their SIM in without activating/contract/etc.

    Can anything negatively happen to me, since I activated with my SIM?
     
  5. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    You're much better off sending it "as is!" Good job on your sale at just the right time.....:cool::cool::cool:
     
  7. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

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    How much did you get for it? want to know in case thats what i decide to do.
     

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