Upgrading fom 8gb to 16gb

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pnut408, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. pnut408 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Hope you all can help me.

    I recently bought an 8gb iPhone and just now realized that 8gb is definitely not enough space for what I need.
    So I decided to upgrade to a 16gb.

    I'm about to sell my 8gb and buy a 16gb. While I'm in the process, I plan to use my current iphone sim card on another phone (razr). After that, I plan to put the same sim card into the 16gb.
    Would there be any problems with this process?
    Do I need to contact AT&T in order to do this?
     
  2. nfg315 macrumors regular

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    The only problem I can see is getting the 16GB without signing a new contract

    Are you still within 14 days of your original 3G purchase?
     
  3. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone has 30 days instead of 14.
     
  4. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    You will get charged the unsubsidized price for 16GB iPhone ($499) if you do this. Just exchange it. You'll need to pay a restocking fee though.
     
  5. imetazoa macrumors member

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    i'm somewhat interested in this too. it will be 30 days since i received my 8gb on sept 7th.... but i will have to pay the unsubsidized price?? i understand the restocking fee (which is how much) but if i give them back the 8gb i am turning in my subsidy as well... i'm confused.
     
  6. MakeMeDinner macrumors newbie

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    You have 30 days to exchange the phone. After that period has ended, and you want a different phone you have to pay full price for the phone. Not 199.99, not 299.99. Full price.
     
  7. pnut408 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys.

    I'll go exchange as soon as possible.
    Seems like it's the easier way to go.
     
  8. MakeMeDinner macrumors newbie

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    What are you putting on there that takes up so much space?
     
  9. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Good question, with Simplify Media out there is no reason to really load up on music. I can imagine watching a couple movies on the iPhone but still thats only a couple gig. With pic hosting being free I can't see loading up a gabillion pics on the phone.
    BUT to each their own.:D
     
  10. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    I made the exchange, was charged 10% by AT&T but my AMEX card reimbursed the restocking fee under their "purhase satisfation" insurance.
     
  11. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    what?

    Yeah, because I want my iPhone constantly accessing the EDGE/3G network, both a major drain on battery life. WiFi even more so. And it has to buffer.

    It a great solution to what wasn't a great problem).
     
  12. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Wifi = less drain on battery or at least on the 2g it is :) Takes about 3-5 seconds to buffer a song. I have a 'core' selection of music totaling just over 2gigs that can hold me over for about 24hours.

    And yes Simplify is a great solution to a great problem :p
    Until Apple releases an 120gig iPhone atleast.
     
  13. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    HUh?

    WiFi is LESS drain on your battery? You sure about that?

    Never understood the need to have ALL your music on your iPod ALL the time. How many hours are there in a day? A week?

    Like you said, two gigs will last you over a day. Straight. Do you not sleep? Do you not do anything away from your computer but listen to your iPod?
     
  14. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Positive on the wifi thing, like i said this is based on 1.1.4 & 2g iPhone.

    Sleep is over rated:D
    2-4 hour drive times
    2-48 hour on site times, yeah bejeweled and solitaire are great time killers while waiting on reboots,re-images, patching and vendors to show up;)
     

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