What happens to your iPhone 3G when the new one comes out?

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  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    New one is out in June....

    I don't want a paperweight on my hands when I get the new iPhone, so what to do with my current 3G?

    Is there going to be any market for that phone? If it is not unlockable, nobody on TMobile will buy it. (That is what I did with my EDGE iPhone when the 3G came out- I unlocked it and sold it to a Tmobile person)
     
  2. Hardcoredan52 macrumors regular

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    Probably won't get the new iphone when ever it might come out... pretty happy with my 3G. The new software will be enough for me. Plus not to long ago I had to replace my 3G because of water damage....
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    The 3G is unlockable, but it cannot use the 3G on T-Mo. However, you could certainly sell it to someone on at&t who doesn't want a contract.

    TEG
     
  4. zapbryann macrumors newbie

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    O RLY?
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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    Didn't you think of that when you bought it? All 'phones become obsolete/overtaken by new models. What's more, why are have you already decided on buying the "New" model before you even know the specs? :confused: ;)
     
  6. robanga macrumors 68000

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    It's a cascade effect, The iPhone orginal that my wife has goes on ebay, she get's my 3G and I get the new one.
     
  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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  8. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    There's no contract on iPhones anymore in the States.
     
  9. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here.
     
  10. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I have no one to give my 3G to, guess I'll have to keep it. ;) I hope it doesn't spontaneously combust the day the new iPhone is introduced.
     
  11. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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  12. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

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    Actually i heard those rumors were false. I believe the iphones come alive and begin to eat you. thats just what ive heard though
     
  13. Morphkid03 macrumors newbie

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    If there's a good subsidy and significant hardware changes, my dad will take my month-old 3G and I will get the new one. :cool:
     
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  15. Eso macrumors 68000

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    What's with so many people on these boards stiffing their wives with the hand-me-downs? If I was a wife, I'd be like, "tough luck, buddy! You been totin' the newest model in front of me for a year - now it's MY turn!"
     
  16. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Ha :) If she cared more about gadgets I am sure she would, but then again it evens out. I am guessing less than 10% of our 4000 sq ft of living space has my design preferences in it. She get's the other 90%
     
  17. jdusoccer12 macrumors regular

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    I will probably give my iPhone 3G to one of my friends to use as an iPod Touch just like I gave someone my iPod Touch when I got my iPhone 3G.
     
  18. nicheco macrumors member

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    brother broke his phone right before the 3g launch. first gen went to him, and i got the 3g. i figure the same thing will happen this summer.
     
  19. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    No iPhone here - tired old ones gladly accepted! My two year plan with Verizon expired in February...
     
  20. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    Are you letting anyone else live in your dream world? I'd love to join. ;)
     
  21. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    Although this is old, it's true. But at a WAY higher price.
     
  22. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    when my contract ends next year in august i will keep it than i can use a gen 4 iphone and a a gen 2 iphone i can gen skip 3 hope there is no oled in gen 3 fingers crossed
     
  23. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Then forward them to me will yah? :p
     
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