sold iphone... temp replacement...?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by whyrichard, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    I sold my iphone for $300.... i need a temporary replacement until the i get a new new one....

    ... what is the type of phone i should look for? and what is the cheapest way for me to get one?

    gsm? tdma? i forget all the terminology.... just want to drop my sim into a phone and have it tide me over...

  2. thecellar macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    when i sold mine at the beginning of june, i bought an old motorola v600 unlocked for any gsm network, for 12.99 on ebay. just popped my old sim in the back and works great. well, so far so good. i just need it for a few more weeks.
  3. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    You need a GSM handset that is unlocked or locked to AT&T. That is all that is required. Anything that is TDMA only is going to be super old and not worth having, in my opinion.
  4. timmciglobal macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2008
    I bought a motorola PayGo phone at walmart for 14.88 and put my SIM in it.

  5. MACsimus19 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Just be careful with your text/data, I was charged for each text I sent with my interim phone as it was not covered by the "iPhone data plan". Stupid old LG CU500!

    I'm using my work phone (Bberry 8830) as my current full-time device. July 11th can't come soon enough.
  6. citron230 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I sold my 16GB iPhone in May, thinking the new 3G would be released much much sooner. Anyhow, I was using a Nokia 2168 and I couldn't stand it. So I bought a slightly used 8GB iPhone on eBay and will be using that until the 3G is released. Once I have the new phone, I will unlock this one and sell it on eBay.
  7. Nykwil macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2002
    Boston, MA
    i sold my iphone on the day of the new iphone 3g announcement.

    God i miss it!

    I found some old tmobile samsung phone lying around, unlocked it and I'm currently using it now.

    How the hell did i even make phone calls before the iphone?

    It used to be whatever i dont care about features on a phone as long as it makes calls.

    Cellphone interfaces and OSs are atrociously awful and slow.

    Now I miss accessing my email and getting random spurts of interests that I could google on my phone to get the answer to. (How did i live before this?!!)
    Matter of fact how does anyone else use a web browser on a phone that isn't safari?

    Hurry July 11th!
  8. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    You can buy a Motorola GoPhone C168i at Wal-mart for roughly $15~$20

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