sold iphone... temp replacement...?

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

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hello,

    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...


    r.
     
  2. thecellar macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

    Tim
     
  5. MACsimus19 macrumors member

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    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

    citron230

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    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

    Nykwil

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    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

    Diode

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    You can buy a Motorola GoPhone C168i at Wal-mart for roughly $15~$20
     

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